Pippo Russotti, Managing Director of Russotti Gestioni Hotels Spa, Sicilian of origin.
I live and work in Milan since 1986, where I moved to attend the school of Interior Architecture at the European Institute of Design, concluded with the diploma in 1992.
I work in the family company Russotti Finance Spa since 1990.
The company, founded as a construction company has, since the 70s, diversified in the hotel tourism sector by opening the first hotel in Italy in franchise with the international brand Holiday Inn; then in 1986 a hotel in Mestre, in 1994 in Milan, which in 1998 will be the first hotel of the Marriott chain in Italy, in 2006 a hotel in Rome also under the brand Marriott, and one in 2018 in Ortigia, Syracuse.
The hotel sector – with a particular focus on the congress market – is today the main activity of our company.
I started working (while completing my studies) by following the construction of the Hotel in Milan; today my role gives me the opportunity to follow the hotel division, taking care of the strategies and development of the structures and the relations with the Franchisors.
I have spent many years in operational roles in the business and this has allowed me a greater knowledge and understanding of the specific dynamics of the sector.
In addition to my activity in the family business, I have always considered appropriate to complete the experience by actively participating also through with more institutional roles at the sector level:
- 2012 to 2014; Federalberghi,
- 2013 to 2015; Federcongressi&eventi, Member of the National Executive Committee
- 2016 until now; Confindustria Alberghi, Member of the Tourism Group Assembly