Rezidor, one of the most dynamic hotel companies worldwide and a member of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, has appointed Gianleo Bosticco as Senior Director Business Development Southern Europe. Based in Barcelona, he is responsible for Rezidor’s growth projects in Spain, Portugal, Italy and Greece, and reports directly to Romain Avril, Vice President Business Development at the group’s head office in Brussels. Gianleo joins Rezidor from Meliá Hotels International in Palma de Mallorca where he was Development Director for France, Italy, Turkey and Southern Europe.
Born into an Italian hotelier family, Gianleo holds a BA in international business administration from Turin University and a MBA in hospitality management from ESSEC. He worked as internal auditor for Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, and as analyst, associate and Vice President for Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels in Milan London and Paris before transferring to Meliá and Rezidor.
“I’m delighted to join the team and look forward to expanding Rezidor’s network in Southern Europe. The region offers considerable potential for growth, and we want to capture these opportunities together with experienced owners and partners to add value to their business and to further drive international travel and tourism in the area”, said Gianleo Bosticco.
Rezidor develops and operates Europe’s largest upper-upscale brand Radisson Blu and the dynamic mid-market brand Park Inn by Radisson. The new luxury Quorvus Collection and the lifestyle select offer Radisson RED complement the group’s carefully selected portfolio. All across Europe, the Middle East and Africa Rezidor has more than 430 hotels with 100,000+ rooms. The group’s long-term strategy targets asset-light, profitable and sustainable growth with a specific focus on young and emerging markets.