Florentine, mother of twins, Elisabetta Fabri lived between Florence, Rome, Washington and New York, before returning to her hometown, where she lives today.
Surrounded since her childhood by the captivating world of hospitality, she developed a strong passion for the industry and decided to focus her studies on it, attaining her diploma at Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne and earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from John Cabot University in Rome. A cosmopolitan background, combined with a long apprenticeship covering various roles, enabled her to develop a thorough understanding of hospitality management.
In 1992, she made her official debut as entrepreneur creating Starhotels International and purchasing The Michelangelo in New York, in the heart of Manhattan, which she personally followed until 2000, the year she was appointed CEO and Vice President of Starhotels SpA. Eleven years later, she became President of the company, whilst remaining the CEO. Under her leadership, Starhotels has undergone a redevelopment of its properties through major investments in restructuring and adding new hotels in its portfolio throughout Italy and Europe, like the acquisitions in Paris and London.
Elisabetta Fabri constantly works to improve the company’s properties and their performances and to reinforce its leading position as a private Italian Hospitality Group in the 4- and 5-star hotel market both in Italy and abroad, with the goal of creating memorable experiences for its guests and providing them an intangible sense of well-being through an excellent and welcoming service.
Today, Starhotels is the only Italian hospitality group with an international presence, whose ownership and management have been held by the same family without interruption for over thirty-five years. Leader in the upscale and upper scale & luxury markets, with 29 hotels in Italy, London, Paris and New York, Starhotels aims to be ambassador of high-end Italian lifestyle and hospitality excellence, offering an outstanding service that exceeds guests’ expectations.