Capella Hotel Group has appointed Cristiano Rinaldi as Chief Operating Officer. Armed with an impressive resume incorporating some of the world's most sought-after luxury hospitality brands, Cristiano joins the group at an exciting time as Capella pursues international expansion plans.
Prior to joining Capella Hotel Group, Cristiano was based in Tokyo. He spent the last four years as General Manager leading the pre-opening activities for The Bangkok EDITION as well as The Tokyo EDITION Ginza and Toranomon. He has also held the position of Vice President, Operations for One & Only Resorts in Dubai, where he oversaw the performance of the nine resorts within the group's portfolio, as well as leading plans for future expansion. Cristiano began his career with Hilton and was employed in several Food and Beverage management roles across London and Dubai. In 2001, Cristiano joined the Ritz-Carlton Doha as part of the pre-opening team. Following this, he had the opportunity to join Bulgari Hotels & Resorts in various senior leadership assignments across Milan and Tokyo, including supporting the opening of the Bulgari Hotel in Bali. He then went on to successfully open The Ritz Carlton Hong Kong as Hotel Manager. In 2012, Cristiano was recognised for his valuable contributions with a promotion to Area Director of Operations for Ritz-Carlton, Bulgari and EDITION hotels. Throughout his career, Cristiano has opened more than 35 luxury hotels across the globe.
Capella Hotel Group, headquartered in Singapore with offices in China, Europe and USA, offers global hospitality management services through two distinct brands. Capella Hotels and Resorts is an ultra-luxury hotel, resort and residential concept designed for the most discerning travellers and offering personalized attention with locations in Düsseldorf, Shanghai, Singapore, Sanya and Ubud as well as hotels planned for Bangkok, Maldives and Sydney.
Recent Appointments at Capella
22 October 2020 — Capella Hotel Group has appointed Vishal Daga as Vice President of Business Development. A proven track record for developing luxury hotel brands including Taj Hotels, Six Senses Hotels & Resorts and Rosewood Hotel Group, Vishal will play an instrumental role in growing Capella Hotel Group's global portfolio of award-winning hotels and resorts.
24 April 2020 — Patina Maldives, Fari Islands has appointed Simone Broekhaar as Director of Sales & Marketing. A veteran of luxury hospitality, Simone will bring unwavering passion and creativity, coupled with over two decades of experience in the industry to spearhead sales and communications strategy in the lead up to the launch of Patina Maldives in Q1 2021.
24 April 2020 — Patina Maldives, Fari Islands has appointed Marco Den Ouden as General Manager. In his new role, Marco will bring over 20 years of global experience in the luxury hospitality industry as he builds the pre-opening team and prepares to launch the property in Q1 2021.