Rocco Forte Hotels has announced the appointment of Antonello de Medici as group director of operations.

Born in 1960, Antonello de Medici boasts an illustrious career in the hospitality sector, having held management and general manager positions for brands including Starwood Hotels, Marriott and Hilton.

From January 3rd, 2022, de Medici will have full responsibility for the operation of the Group's 14 five-star hotels, overseeing the sales, marketing, human resources and IT strategies. 

Based in Rocco Forte Hotels’ Rome office, de Medici will initially focus on the Italian hotels’ structures, particularly in view of the upcoming openings in Milan in 2023 – The Carlton and Rocco Forte House.

"An eclectic and accomplished man like Antonello will allow us to design an even more solid corporate structure and accelerate the expansion of the Group, which is already underway," comments Sir Rocco Forte, Founder and Chairman of Rocco Forte Hotels. "I am delighted that he has chosen to work with us."

"I am honoured to become part of the Rocco Forte Hotels family and to be able to contribute to the development and the growth of such a prestigious brand," comments Antonello De Medici.