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Mario Ferraro Appointed General Manager of the
Hilton Molino Stucky, Venice, Italy
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London, May 7, 2008 – Hilton Hotels has announced the appointment of Mario Ferraro as the new General Manager of the Hilton Molino Stucky Venice, replacing former General Manager Paolo Biscioni.

Commenting on the appointment, Theo Kreutzer, Vice President Operations – Iberian Peninsula and Italy, said “We are delighted to welcome Mario to our world class Molino Stucky property. He has a proven track record of managing some of Italy’s leading luxury hotels, and I am confident that he will rise to the challenge of successfully managing one of our key European properties.”

With responsibility for more than 200 team members at the 380-room hotel, Ferraro will be focussing on the continued growth of leisure, corporate and meeting markets.

Mario Ferraro said, “I am thrilled to be joining the world’s most famous hotel brand and one of Venice’s most unique properties. Hilton Molino Stucky is a flagship hotel that combines a fascinating history with world-class accommodation and facilities. I am delighted to be inheriting such a great team and look forward to building on the hotel’s success as the premier location for travelers to this amazing destination.”

Born in Hamburg but of Italian nationality, Ferraro has over 20 years experience within the hospitality sector, having successfully managed a number of Italy’s leading hotels, including the Grand Hotel Santa Lucia and the prestigious San Domenico Palace in Taormina in Sicily. 
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The Hilton Molino Stucky 
Giudecca 810, 30133
Venice, Italy
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Formerly a 19th-century flour mill, Hilton Molino Stucky Venice opened in June last year, following an award-winning four year restoration programme. The landmark building, occupying a prime waterside location on the Giudecca island, is Venice’s largest hotel and convention centre, offering panoramic views from the city’s only rooftop pool and bar.

Hilton Hotels Corporation currently operates eleven hotels across Italy, including eight Hilton and three Hilton Garden Inn properties. In 2008 the company will add five more properties to its Italian portfolio, expanding the presence of the Hilton Family of Brands across the country. This will include its first European (excluding UK) Doubletree By Hilton in Milan, a new Hilton hotel in Palermo, as well as three Hilton Garden Inns in Bari, Milan and Bologna. HHC has also recently announced that the Rome Cavalieri will join the prestigious Waldorf=Astoria Collection this spring. 

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Contact:

Morton D. Rosenbaum
212.868.1900 x254
mrosenbaum@quinnandco.com
 

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Also See: Hilton Hotels Completes 50 Renovations, 18 New Builds and Eight Conversions in 2007; Partners with Designer Paul Bevis on Turn-Key Guest Room Designs for 2008 Renovations / January 2008
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