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”.

  • 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.

  • Reservations & Events Manager

    Francesca Fusto

    After graduating in Business from the University “La Sapienza” in Rome, she gained a Master in Economics and Tourism Management at the same university.
    With over 15 years’ experience in the world of luxury Hotels, she began her career organizing events and conferences at the prestigious Principe di Savoia Hotel in Milan – Dorchester Collection.
    After five years she moved to Sicily, where she took up the role of Events & Conference Manager at the newly opened Donnafugata Golf Resort & Spa; in 2013 she joined the San Domenico Palace in Taormina as Banqueting & Wedding Manager, overseeing the organization of sophisticated gala dinners, Michelin-starred gastronomic events and corporate events for demanding international companies.
    She then furthered her experience working on Lake Garda and in the Emilia- Romagna region before taking on the role of Director of Operations in one of the most exclusive design hotels in the Emilia-Romagna capital, taking care of every detail, always firsthand, certain that listening skills, empathy, and passion at work are the fundamental ingredients to ensure that Guests have a perfect stay and that every event is a success.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • HR Manager

    Chiara Dolcetti

    After graduating in Occupational Psychology from the University of Padua, she began her career working for an employment agency, first as a recruitment consultant and then as a manager for the Triveneto area.
    Shortly thereafter she continued her career as Personnel Manager in various cooperatives in Emilia Romagna and, at the same time, further developed her education, earning a Master’s Degree in Human Resources Management and Development.
    She continued her career as Personnel Manager, this time in the IT industry, addressing all the issues related to the HR area, including recruitment and training, contracts and payroll, as well as litigation.
    Her professional growth continued by joining HNH Hospitality – the management group behind Almar Jesolo – in 2019 as HR Manager, performing the various functions implicit to the role such as contracts, payroll, management, selection, training, talent management and relationship with the agencies.
    She loves food and good wine and her idea of relaxation is spending the day at the beach.

  • 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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