01 March 2016
MARCO TRUFFELLI APPOINTED AS GENERAL MANAGER OF VERDURA RESORT
Marco Truffelli, born in Rapallo in 1968, has been appointed as new General Manager of Verdura Resort, a Rocco Forte hotel in Sicily, Italy.
With a solid track record of 28 years in luxury hospitality, Truffelli is a result based professional with both creative and strategic thinking and visioning. He is a graduate of Cornell University School of Hotel Administration and he holds an MBA from the University of Edinburgh Business School. A passionate and effective team developer and shaper Truffelli started his career with Trust House Forte at the Hyde Park Hotel in London, he worked at Casa de Campo in the Dominican Republic and was the MD of The Town House Collection in Scotland before starting an international hospitality management, consultancy and advisory company. Starting from 2014, Marco was General Manager of Borgo Egnazia, in Puglia.
Truffelli will start at Verdura Resort on 1st March and will manage the resort with Ivan Artolli, Managing Director at Verdura as well as Group Operations Director of Rocco Forte Hotels.
“I am very pround to welcome Marco Truffelli in my team at Verdura Resort – states Artolli – we’ve just been rewarded with the Excellent Award and have been defined as one of the excellence in Italian hospitality industry as well as the landmark of luxury hospitality in Sicily. I am fond that with Marco, thanks to his enthusiasm, his determination and professionalism, we will be able to achieve further and more ambitious objectives.”
NOTE FOR THE EDITOR:
Verdura Resort faces the crystal azure Mediterranean Sea on the south coast of Sicily. Set in 230 hectares of stunning landscape, with over a mile of private coastline, has just 203 rooms and suites, giving a true sense of both space and privacy. Three world-class golf courses designed by Kyle Phillips make Verdura the perfect all-year-round golf destination. There are six tennis courts; a 60m infinity pool; a soccer pitch; a fully-equipped gym; a wide-ranging sports and fitness choice and running trails through olive and lemon groves. The resort's restaurants and bars celebrate Sicilian cuisine with menus created from fresh and seasonal ingredients, grown on the property’s organic farm and complimented by a superb wine list. Set amid olive groves, oranges and lemon trees, Verdura Spa is the flagship spa of Rocco Forte Spas, the impressive 4,000sqm complex includes 11 treatment rooms, a 170sqm fully-equipped gym, fitness studio, a 25-metre indoor lap pool, four outdoor Thalassotherapy pools, a double-height steam room, infrared sauna, Finnish saunas and a Spa Bar. The resort has a 4.000sqm conference centre.
Anna Malvezzi, PR Manager
Rocco Forte Hotels
Established by Sir Rocco Forte and sister, Olga Polizzi in 1996, Rocco Forte Hotels is a family of 10 individual hotels and resorts. All of the hotels are landmarks, both old and new, occupying magnificent buildings in exceptional locations. Led by a family who has been in hospitality for four generations, the hotels are united by their distinctive approach to service ensuring guests experience the best of the cities and surrounding areas.
Rocco Forte Hotels comprises: Hotel de Russie, Rome; Hotel Savoy, Florence; Verdura Resort, Sicily; The Balmoral, Edinburgh; Brown’s Hotel, London; The Charles Hotel, Munich; Villa Kennedy, Frankfurt; Hotel de Rome, Berlin; Hotel Amigo, Brussels; Hotel Astoria, St Petersburg.
Future opening: Jeddah in 2016, Shanghai in 2018
Rosie O’Brien, Group Communications Director
Rocco Forte Hotels