Sereno Hotels, the award-winning hotel group with stunning and highly coveted properties in discerning destinations, announce Matteo Gaeta as their new Director of Food and Beverage who will work across the group’s collection.
Matteo is an accomplished and committed hospitality professional with over 13 years of specialist experience spanning large corporate brands, central city hotels, and privately owned luxury properties, with his most recent role at the Rosewood Hotel in Hong Kong, as the Operations Manager. His career within the hospitality industry started in 2009, when he began as a Food and Beverage Operative. It was there that he gained the experience to lead engaged, motivated, and passionate teams to deliver exceptional guest experiences across all levels of the business. This was particularly the case with his success in operations at The Ritz hotel in London. In 2019, Matteo was well positioned to participate in many of Marriott’s exciting new projects. He joined the pre-opening food and beverage team as Task Force Manager for St. Regis Amman, Jordan, and also worked at the pre-opening of Luxury Collection’s hotel Al Messila, Doha, as the Food and Beverage Assistant Director. In addition to a background of exciting projects, he also worked as the Food & Beverage Manager at the Mandarin Oriental in Taipei, Taiwan, as well as at the Ritz Carlton in Hong Kong.
The new role and focus at Sereno Hotels will see Matteo work across multiple operational projects, which will include mentoring and developing the team, positioning and highlighting the hotel as an inspiring choice for industry talent to build a career, and showcasing its’ exceptional workplace culture. Matteo is committed to working with all departments to support the overall success of the hotel and ultimately deliver exceptional guest experiences. He feels privileged to work alongside Chef Lenzi and Chef Mosca in St. Barths and with the entire team of professionals at Sereno Hotels.
Samy Ghachem, Managing Director of Sereno Hotels says, “We are delighted to welcome Matteo to the Sereno Hotel’s family. While I am sure that Matteo is eager to start work in St. Barths, he will be focused on our busy summer operation in Lake Como, where we are having our best year yet. We look forward to his contribution and maintaining our levels of service excellence. We work with the most talented individuals in our industry to ensure we strive to meet the requirements for each guest.”
Luis Contreras, Owner of Sereno Hotels adds, “Our formula for success at Sereno Hotels is simple; the best in design, location, food and beverage, and the perfect guest experience. This is heavily reliant on the outstanding levels of tailored service that our guests have come to expect and where Matteo will play a pivotal role.”