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Cristina Paini

CEO – LHM

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Biography

Cristina Paini is CEO and Owner of LHM Hotel Management Company since March 2012.

After beginning her career as a Management Consultant to companies such as Chicco Artsana, Banca Agricola Mantovana Bank Group (during the merger with MPS), Verona Fiere, DHL, Enichem, Lycos, Regione Lombardia, etc., she began looking at the Hotel Industry by joining a Real Estate Group based in Brescia.

Cristina was the CEO of the property management company of Taini Group –an Italian Real Estate Company- from 2004, managing upscale hotels and mixed use hotels combining rooms and apartments and developing a unique expertise also in Condohotels.

After opening three Hotels and signing a master Franchise Agreement with Wyndham Hotel Group International (the biggest Hotel Franchising Group in the world, with more than 7.500 hotels and 12 brands: Wyndham Grand, Ramada, Days Inn, Tryp Hotels, Super 8, RCI Network), Cristina decided to set up a Hotel Management Company, focused on domestic market. The company has managed Ramada Lake Garda, has just concluded the agreement for the start-up and pre-opening of Hilton Garden Inn Milan North and is presently managing Ramada Plaza Milano, with a few new project on the pipeline.

For the past 11 years Cristina has een focusing on developing a new Hotel Management format in Hotel Industry in Italy, cooperating with all major international Hotel Brands and capitalizing on the experience of Hotels and CondoHotels, advisoring Hotel owners.

Cristina graduated in Economics and Business at the University of Parma and received the Certificate in Executive Education from Columbia University Business School in New York.

At Cornell University she also achieved a Certificate in Fundamentals of the Hotel Investment and Financing Decision.