Many professionals, a common goal:

Your satisfaction

Our passion at your service

Caring for You

Passion, dedication and commitment are the distinctive features of Almar Jesolo’s qualified staff. It is the people who determine the quality of the service offered, hence it is on their training and professionalism that we invest to offer you a 5 star experience.

Our Team

  • General Manager

    Igor Chinellato

    During his many years’ experience in 5-star luxury facilities acclaimed for their excellence in the hospitality industry in Italy as well as abroad, he developed special interest in the Luxury and Wellness segments. After significant international experiences in hotel companies such as Como, Kempinski, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts and after a training program on tourism management, he began his career in Italy as F & B Manager at The Westin Excelsior & Hotel des Bains, one of the luxury properties managed by the international company Starwood Hotels & Resorts.

    For some years he continued his career alternating between the Middle East and the North of Italy, where, in 2012, he “embraced” the project of the Lefay Resort & Spa, a 5-star resort on Lake Garda, as Resort Manager, and where he achieved major goals attested by prestigious awards and international acknowledgments. General Manager at Almar Jesolo Resort & Spa since 2015, he believes the property’s core values lie in the synergy between “Space & Time”.

  • HR Manager

    Costabile Giordano

    After graduating in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from the University of Padua and obtaining a Master’s degree in Human Resources, he began his career as training consultant, designing and coordinating training programs both within corporate domains and in the social sphere. He furthered his professional development within large companies operating in financial services, industrial manufacturing and ultimately MMR (Mass market Retailers)
    He joined H.n.h. Hotels and Resorts – Almar Jesolo’s Management Group – in 2014 as Human Resources Manager, performing the different functions associated with this position: contracts, payroll, management, recruitment, training, talent management and relations with the relevant authorities. A father of twins, he dedicates his spare time to broadening his knowledge of disciplines such as bio-energy and transactional analysis.

  • Director of Operations

    Monica Bonamassa

    Her long career in the field of luxury cruise ships as Cruise Director and the many years of experience as Hotel Manager and PR & Guest Relations Manager for Forte Village Resort (World’s Leading Resort 2015), allowed her to develop expertise and personal skills to better welcome Guests and enthusiastically transmit her passion for her chosen profession to all her staff. She held the position of Front Office Manager at Almar from 2016 to 2018; in 2019 she has been promoted to Director of Operations, a role that she immediately embraced with passion and dedication.
    She works alongside the managers of the Housekeeping, Front Office, Food & Beverage and Maintenance departments to guarantee standards of service and to offer a unique and personalized experience to all Almar Guests.
    Sporty and dynamic, she practices scuba diving to relax.

  • Housekeeping Manager

    Grazia Salatino

    At Almar since 2018. With more than 20 years of experience in the housekeeping department in 5- and 5-star luxury Hotels, she joined the Almar team with passion and energy, developing and implementing departmental procedures that focus on the Guest, bringing the quality of service typically associated with boutique hotels to Almar’s wider-ranging environment.
    Working for large companies such as Alpitour and Marriott and for international luxury resorts such as Pantelleria’s Sikelia Luxury Retreat, Beauty Hotel Chesa Colani in Saint Moritz, Grand Hotel Plaza in Rome and the African Resort in Zanzibar allowed her to gain specific knowledge about the implementation and monitoring of quality standards.
    She loves to travel to places where nature plays the leading role; her goal at Almar is to delight Guests with little touches that make a difference. Thanks to her, your suite will shine with new radiance.

  • Spa Operation Manager

    Anastasia Goncharenko

    Originally from St. Petersburg, she graduated in Intercultural and Tourism Relations, in addition to attending music school and the theater academy.
    Passionate about Art and Culture, she has been working in 5 star luxury hotels for the past 10 years.
    She particularly appreciates the opportunity to interact with people from all over the world that the hospitality industry offers.
    She began her professional experience at Almar in 2016 as a hostess, then held the role of Spa Receptionist in 2017 and 2018. Following a training course held by Dr. Virgintino, in 2019 she was appointed Spa Operation Manager, and has since been responsible for managing the Almablu Team and the Spa, with the aim of giving guests a personalized wellness experience and making them feel welcome.

  • Food and Beverage Operation Manager

    Santo Leo

    Italy, Florida, Switzerland and England are just some of the nations in which he gained upscale experience. He began his career as a bartender in Switzerland at the Crans Ambassador Hotel in Crans-Montana; later, he flew to London to work at the Grosvenor House Le Meridien and at The Landmark; he then returned to Italy and continued his career at the Hotel San Domenico in Taormina, at the Grand Hotel Baia Verde in Catania and, eventually, added another important experience as head barman at the Grand Hotel Bristol in Stresa on Lake Maggiore. Passionate about wines and photography, he joined Almar in 2016 as Head Bartender, and in 2019 moved on to manage the entire Food and Beverage department, for the purpose of creating an international restaurant concept that emphasizes the spirit of Italy, the quality of products and service.

  • Executive Chef

    Salvatore Pullara

    An excellent resume with over 15 years of experience in 5 star and 5-star luxury Hotels and Resorts. Particularly significant for his career are the four years spent as Executive Chef at the Donnafugata Golf Resort & Spa, a 5 star luxury resort in Ragusa. A sought-after consultant for major restaurants and hotel schools, he favors the creativity and applied research that daily presence in the kitchen entails. He expresses his creativity through decorative cuisine and the creation of vegetable sculptures.

    Eclectic and endowed with the strong leadership skills required to handle his kitchen brigade, at Almar he is at the heart of the emotions that are nurtured in the kitchen.

  • Reservations & Events Manager

    Rossana Mastropierro

    During her years of experience in luxury facilities as Sales & Events Manager, she developed the necessary skills required to manage relations with T.O., companies and international agencies, in addition to enhancing her natural vocation to take care of guests and their needs: from request for information, to reservation up to assistance before and after your stay. Dynamic and updated on the latest trends concerning the MICE segment, she has a natural inclination and an established competence for the organization of events and meetings, which she follows scrupulously in order to successfully carry out the client’s brief.

    At Almar, she coordinates and inspires the Staff that first comes into contact with you to tell you about the world of Almar and support you in the reservation process, in addition to being the contact person for the organization of tailor-made events created exclusively for you.

  • Pool & Beach Manager

    Monica Guarnieri

    A sports and travel lover, she chose to follow her passion for swimming and turned it into a profession. After working for years as a swimming instructor for adults and children, she participated in numerous professional training courses with the Italian Swimming Federation, and in 2012 obtained her lifeguard certification. Mother to two wonderful children, she successfully attended several seminars on the relationship between mother and child in the water and swimming in early childhood.

    At Almar, her expertise and attention are a guarantee of safety and reliability.

  • Maintenance Manager

    Antonio Zerbinati

    After several years’ experience in the family business, he took over the reins and ran it successfully. He later decided to look for new experiences within his field, and began his career at Almar as Maintenance Manager. A contributing factor in this choice was also his interest in charming properties and historic buildings, in addition to his careful attention to details and strong sense of aesthetics. He is a former professional soccer player and is passionate about table football. Versatile and always helpful, he performs his duties at Almar with commitment and professionalism, always striving to offer you maximum comfort during your stay.

  • Maitre’d

    Gianfranco Csorba

    Following a school diploma in Restaurant Operations, he began his career in 5 star facilities, including the Relais Chateaux Hotel Borgo San Felice Siena (one Michelin star), establishing himself immediately for his professionalism and his skills. Responsible and attentive to guests’ needs – he has, despite his young age – several experiences in Italian hotels and resorts, such as the Grand Hotel Villa d’Este in Cernobbio and the Hotel Cala di Volpe in Porto Cervo, and overseas, including the Hotel Suvretta House in St. Moritz in Switzerland. He has always been passionate about and fascinated by enology, and sports in general are his favorite pastime. At Almar, his helpful suggestions and advice will accompany you in the discovery of the food and wine experience at Mediterra Restaurant.

  • Head Bartender

    Ervin Vallivero

    He started his career at a young age waiting on tables, and, after earning his diploma in Hotel management, began working in the world of Hospitality, where he became instantly intrigued by mixology. The desire to grow and learn new working techniques led him to London, Ireland and Montecarlo; after returning to Italy, he began working in various hotels on Lake Maggiore. In Milan, he worked for two years as Manager of the “Perrier Jouet” Champagne Bar at Maio restaurant, located inside the Rinascente. In 2013 he returned to Lake Maggiore, in Baveno, at the Splendid hotel, where he held the position of head barman until 2018. He joined the Almar Team as Head Bartender in 2019, to make cocktails for your aperitifs with dedication and creativity, in perfect Almar style.

  • Director of Revenue and Sales

    Francesco Criscuolo

    Following a three-year degree in Tourism Economics, he chose to continue his studies with a Master’s degree in Marketing in order to deepen his interest in the quantitative aspects of the tourism industry. He then graduated from Ca’ Foscari University with a dissertation on performance trends in tourism and hotel business. In 2008 he joined H.n.h. Hotels and Resorts, Almar Jesolo’s Management Group, and has since been in charge of sales budgeting and the strategic and tactical revenue management of each individual hotel within the group while overseeing the entire sales area.

  • Marketing & Communication Manager

    Claudia Zanotto

    After graduation in Economics and Management of Arts and Cultural Activities, she started her career with three years’ experience in the Promotional Department and Press Office of an important company operating in the cultural sector. She developed skills and competencies curating press conferences, valorization projects and promotional plans for significant art exhibitions.
    She went on to do a Master in Cultural Management at the university of Ferrara getting highest honors with a thesis on the value of museum brands entitled: “Museums Brand Management: an international comparison”.

    She joined the Department of Communication and Web Marketing at H.n.h Hotels and Resorts in 2013, where she dealt with traditional and innovative promotional activities through new digital channels for all the Hotels of the Group.
    She has been in charge of Marketing and Communication Manager exclusively for Almar Jesolo Resort & Spa since 2015, promoting values and “Almar Experience” through different channels.

    Passionate about Ashtanga Yoga and food lover, she prefers new digital tools as means of communication.

  • Head of Quality Control and Business Management

    Francesco La Pietra

    Following a degree in International and Diplomatic Sciences (international-economic field) from the University of Trieste he chose to specialize in the tourism industry with the attainment of two Masters Degree: a Master in Economics and Management of Tourist Services at the University Ca ‘ Foscari in Venice and a Master in International Tourism Management in Vilnius. He joined H.n.h. Hotels and Resorts, Almar Jesolo’s Management Group, in 2009, where he is in charge of brand reputation, new technologies, and business and energy management for all the properties within the Group.

  • Head of Administration

    Rossano Bongiorno

    After graduating in Business and Economics from the University of Verona, he began his career with Grant Thornton Spa as budget auditor and analyst, later developed and refined his skills in a multinational company and, in 2001, took on the role of Head of Administration, Finance and Control in other important structured companies in northern Italy. He has been holding the position of Head of Administration at H.n.h. Hotels and Resorts, Almar Jesolo’ s Management Group, since 2012. At Almar, his role is to set and coordinate the administrative path that ends with the drafting of the budget and the production of reports for senior management.

  • Regulation, ICT and Purchasing Manager

    Cristiano Lorenzon

    He graduated in Business Administration from the University Ca’ Foscari in Venice. In the early years of his career he worked as a business consultant, managing ERP software solutions implementation projects at leading companies in the north-east in the manufacturing, automotive and fashion industries. He developed knowledge about business organizations and their evolution during the adoption of new system information tools.
    He joined H.n.h. Hotels and Resorts – Almar Jesolo’s Management Group – in 2009 and contributed to the development of the Group’s IT architecture by centralizing its systems and using them as a lever for the construction of centralized common platforms. He applies the same logic to the coordination of the Purchasing Department, which he also currently manages. In addition, he oversees the maintenance of the various sites and is in charge of technical and plant issues. He presides over the Technical Department and is a member of the board.

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