Francesco Brunetti became Managing Director of Starhotels in May 2020.
In his 40 years in the hotel industry, he has gained a particularly extensive and multi-year experience, covering complex and important managerial roles that have produced results capable of setting benchmarks in the sector.
Before joining Starhotels, he held numerous senior management positions in the most important international hotel chains including Hilton, ITT Sheraton, CIGA and Starwood, following the latter in the merger with Marriott International.
Thanks to his experience, from luxury to corporate, from city hotels to resorts, Brunetti is highly esteemed in the world of hôtellerie, with a passion for the development of talent, customer management, the development of new structures and hotels.
Among the many institutional and associative positions he holds, Brunetti is a member of the Board of Directors of the Fiera Milano Foundation and of the General Council of Federturismo Confindustria, Deputy of the Italian Chapter of E.H.M.A. (European Hotel Manager Association), as well as Past President of the Tourism Group of Assolombarda and Confindustria Lombardia Turismo.
During his career he has received numerous awards, including the prestigious EHMA – European Hotel Managers Association – Manager of the Year.
Francesco Brunetti has always had a strong passion for hospitality, has a strategic and operational vision centered on efficiency, speed and effectiveness, characteristics necessary to be increasingly competitive. Dynamic and highly professional, reliable and passionate about hotels, with his unique style of communication and leadership he is a reference point in the sector.
Married and with a son, he has a passion for basketball and football, as well as for food and wine experiences, travel and people.
Starhotels, the first Italian private hotel group by turnover, is a leader in the upscale and upper-upscale & luxury segments, with 30 hotels located in the heart of the best Italian destinations as well as London, Paris and New York, for a total of over 4,200 rooms. Starhotels proposes itself as a synonym for the excellence of Italian hospitality, offering impeccable service capable of anticipating and exceeding the wishes and expectations of its guests.