Experienced hotelier Marcello Ventisei has been appointed as General Manager of RBH operated hotel, DoubleTree by Hilton Edinburgh City Centre while Carol Mackillop joins as Marketing Manager.
Ventisei (pictured) brings an impressive 26 years’ managerial experience to the four star hotel following recent roles as Cluster General Manager for Macdonald Hotels and Resorts in Central Scotland and seven years as General Manager of Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square.
In his new role, Ventisei will lead the team at the 138 bedroom hotel, strategically managing sales, operations and finance as well as overseeing people development.
He said: “It’s an honour to be back in the heart of the city, leading a team at a hotel steeped in such architectural history. The hotel already had a fantastic reputation and I am looking forward to working with the team to further develop a world class guest experience.”
New Marketing Manager, Mackillop joins the team following eight years in event design and management with Cameron and All Event Hire. She said, “DoubleTree by Hilton Edinburgh City Centre is a fantastic venue – especially with its Sky Bar providing the best view of the capital.
“I intend to hit the ground running in my role here with a packed calendar of events scheduled for the coming months for both residential and non-residential guests. From summer and festive silent discos to themed afternoon teas and a Rocky Horror Singalong – we’ve got something for everyone and I’m delighted to join the team here.”
DoubleTree by Hilton Edinburgh City Centre is operated by RBH, the UK’s leading independent hotel management company.