Francesco Ascani

Auberge Resorts Collection is delighted to announce the appointment of Francesco Ascani as General Manager of Collegio alla Querce, Auberge Resorts Collection.

Poised to open in late 2024, Collegio alla Querce will join Auberge Resort Collection's extraordinary portfolio of 27 one-of-a-kind hotels, resorts and residences worldwide, marking an exciting step in the brand's thoughtful expansion into Europe.

Ascani, whose career in luxury hospitality spans almost three decades, joins the Auberge team ahead of the greatly-anticipated launch of Collegio alla Querce Auberge. Born and raised in Rome, Ascani has a wealth of experience in luxury hospitality within the Italian market, having completed leadership roles at Rocco Forte's Hotel de Russie in Rome, Villa Agrippina a Gran Melia Hotel in Rome and Chia Laguna Resort in Sardinia. During his time with Melia, he led the pre-opening strategy and launching phases of the new property, placing him in fantastic stead to support the opening of Collegio alla Querce Auberge. Ascani most recently served as the General Manager and Chief Operating Officer of Borgo Pignano, a position held since 2020, after which the hotel was awarded "The Green Michelin Star" in 2023 and named amongst Conde Nast Traveler's Readers Choice Awards.