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.

  • Front Office Manager

    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.

    Sporty and dynamic, she practices scuba diving to relax. She is the first smile welcoming you to Almar as you embark on your experience with us.

  • 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

    Giulia Selero

    After graduating in Accounting and Cosmetology, she undertook professional training in the field of wellness with significant experiences in the spa and beauty industry.

    With Almar since 2014, she acquired the key techniques and methods of the Almablu philosophy during her time working as massage therapist, and later as receptionist at the Front Office, where she proved her skills and discretion in dealing with the Guests.

    In 2017, following a training course held by Dr. Virgintino, she took on the role of Spa Operations Manager, and currently manages the Almablu Team and the day-to-day operations of the Spa, with the goal of exceeding guests’ expectations and providing an experience of absolute wellbeing.

    She is very passionate about music and loves the violin, which she has been playing since the age of 6. Her favorite hobby is Latin American Dance.

  • Food and Beverage Manager

    Alex Busato

    From the outset of his professional career he became interested in management and more specifically, in Food & Beverage management within the international luxury segment, thanks to experiences gained in luxury establishments in Italy and abroad, such as the Suvretta House in St. Moritz and the Ritz Hotel in London. He continued his professional path in 5 star hotels, including the Hotel San Clemente Palace and the Hotel Molino Stucky Hilton as Restaurant Manager. Over the years he built a highly qualified profile as Food & Beverage Manager, ensuring high-quality service characterized by attention to details. At Almar he provides international catering options while emphasizing the Italian character and quality of products.

  • 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

    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 before returning to Italy. His last important experience was as head bartender at the Grand Hotel Bristol in Stresa on Lake Maggiore. Wines and photography are his passion, which he deepens year after year with refresher and training courses. At Almar he is always ready to create, amaze and experience with you.

  • 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.

  • Sales Manager

    Valentina Accardo

    After starting her academic education at University of Catania, she moved to Milan to complete her program of study with a master’s degree in Management in Tourism Organizations at Cattolica University. While pursuing her education she began her work experience in luxury hotels, such as the Grand Hotel et de Milan, laying the foundation for a successful career in the industry.
    In 2010, after an international experience in marketing & communications at the Galway Cultural Institute in Ireland, she returned to Milan to embark on a path that led her to develop expertise in the commercial segment of luxury hotels, first with Boscolo Hotels and then with Armani Hotels, covering a wide range of areas such as planning activities, quality control, business and non-business customer relationship management, and supplier management.
    Her subsequent experience as Sales Manager in the world of business travel consolidated her business skills and increased her desire to go back to the world of luxury hotels, a dream that came true when she joined Almar in 2018. Cheerful and bubbly, she fully embodies the distinctive features of her land, Sicily, and combines the passion for her job with the love for good wine and excellent cuisine.

  • 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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