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Rocco Forte Hotels Appoints New Manager for Hotel de Russie

Tuesday, February 18, 2014
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Rocco Forte Hotels announces the appointment of Mauro Governato as General Manager for Hotel de Russie in Rome. Mr. Governato takes over from Stefano Gegnacorsi, who was with the hotel for eight years.

Governato has been in the hospitality industry for 29 years. Previously, he was General Manager at the Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon. Bringing a wealth of management experience to his new role, his career has taken him from the Four Seasons Resort Provence a Terre Blanche-France to the One&Only Le Saint Géran (Mauritius) and One&Only Kanuhura (Maldives). Early on, Governato was in the food and beverage industry, working in Michellin-starred restaurants across Europe.

Commenting on the appointment, Martin Elsner, Rocco Forte Hotels Operations Director Italy, Germany said, “We are pleased that Mauro is taking the helm at Hotel de Russie. He has worked on every continent, and his professional career has gained him a vast knowledge in all aspects of hotel management and operational issues.”

In his new role, Governato is tasked with managing the day-to-day operations of the iconic 122-room and suite luxury hotel located next to the Spanish Steps. Described by French poet Jean Cocteau as “paradise on earth,” Hotel de Russie is a green oasis at the center of a vibrant city.

Born in Piemonte, Mr. Governato speaks five languages and holds a degree in Hotel Management from Istituto Alberghiero G. Colombatto in Turin, Italy. He has completed courses at Cornell University and has a Sommelier Diploma from the Italian Sommelier Association (AIS) in Milano, Italy.

Rocco Forte Hotels
Rocco Forte Hotels is a family of 11 individual hotels and resorts. Each property has a unique style, reflecting its nationality and location, but all share Rocco Forte Hotels’ trademark attention to detail, high quality and immaculate service.

Established by Sir Rocco Forte in 1996, Rocco Forte Hotels comprises: Hotel de Russie, Rome; Hotel Savoy, Florence; The Balmoral, Edinburgh; The Lowry Hotel, Manchester; Hotel Astoria, St Petersburg; Hotel Amigo, Brussels; Brown’s Hotel, London; Villa Kennedy, Frankfurt; Hotel de Rome, Berlin; The Charles Hotel, Munich; Verdura Golf & Spa Resort, Sicily. Future openings: Jeddah; Marrakech; Cairo; Luxor.


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