Oetker Collection announces the arrival of Marco Novella as Managing Director of The Lanesborough, London

In his new role, Marco will be overseeing the operations of the The Lanesborough, London whilst driving growth and ensuring service excellence in all departments.

Succeeding long standing Managing Director of The Lanesborough Geoffrey Gelardi, Marco joins Oetker Collection after an impressive career working for prestigious hotel groups throughout Europe, and was key in the success of many prominent hotels. His first position as Hotel Manager at the St. Regis Grand in Rome in 1999 led him to become the General Manager of another Starwood Hotels & Resorts property, The Gritti Palace in Venice. In 2010, Marco became Managing Director of Villa San Michele in Florence, part of Belmond. His most recent position was as Managing Director of Brown’s Hotel London in 2016.

« Marco has such a wealth of experience and I am delighted that he is joining Oetker Collection and the role of Managing Director of The Lanesborough, London. I am convinced that he will maintain the level of excellence for which the property is recognized. His fine leadership and expertise will be a great asset in order to carry The Lanesborough successfully into this new chapter.» says Frank Marrenbach, CEO of Oetker Collection.

Marco Novella adds « I’m delighted to be joining Oetker Collection at the helm of The Lanesborough, London where my focus aside from the day-to-day operations will be ensuring the seamless guest experience. I take pride in personally getting to know guests and look forward to this role in such a prestigious property where expectations are high. »
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