Paolo Sanavia Named CEO of Solaya Hotels & Resorts - 12 Sep 2011
Punta Cana – September 12, 2011 – Paolo Sanavia has been appointed as Solaya Hotels & Resort’s new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Solaya Hoteles & Resorts is a private company dedicated to develop luxury boutique hotels. The appointment was announced by Mr. Massimo Mazzarella, President of the group, as a demonstration of the company’s strategy to strengthen its operations in the Dominican Republic, and set the ground for the group’s future projects in Latin America and United States.
Mr. Sanavia will be based in the Solaya Hotels & Resorts offices at Cap Cana, Dominican Republic, and will oversee the day-to-day operations of Eden Roc at Cap Cana, the first hotel of the group, set to open its doors in March 2012. “Mr. Sanavia’s broad experience in the luxury hospitality industry, preparation and high standards make him the perfect leader for Solaya Hotels & Resorts; his invaluable professional contribution will be a key for the ongoing growth of our company”, said Massimo Mazzarella.
Paolo Sanavia was born in Venice, Italy, and obtained his diploma in Gastronomic and Restaurant Service Management from the Hotel School in Abano Terme (Padova, Italy), in 1971. He has continued his professional development and education, acquiring a Degree of Entrepreneur of Hotels with the Société Suisse des Hoteliers and the Management School of Lausanne, in 1988, the General Manager Program Certification from the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration, in 2005, and a Master in Business Administration from the Reims Management School, in 2010. Mr. Sanavia has served as Operations Director and General Director for an impressive range of luxury hotels including: Le Mirador Kempinski (Switzerland), Kempinski Hotel Giardino di Costanza and the Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria (Italy), and Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & SPA (United Arab Emirates).
With more than 39 years in the industry, Mr. Sanavia brings extensive knowledge to his new position. His key skills are in coordination, operations, strategic planning, budgeting, cost control, team leadership, planning, scheduling, revenue management, implementation of effective customer service practices, building training and development strategies.