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Hotel Bellevue announces the appointment of new General Manager, Gianluca Cugnetto

Lošinj Hotels & Villas is delighted to announce the appointment of Gianluca Cugnetto as the General Manager of the five-starGianluca Cugnetto Preferred Hotels & Resorts member Hotel Bellevue on Lošinj Island in Croatia. 

Gianluca joins Hotel Bellevue with over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry and predominantly the luxury hotel industry, holding senior management roles with Anantara, Starwood, Marriott, and Relais Chateaux for over a decade. Gianluca also has a wealth of experience in Food & Beverage and knowledge that has matured in different parts of the world.

Gianluca notes that his time working with Minor, Kempinski, Starwood, Marriott, and Relais Chateaux has been instrumental in the pursuit of his appointment at Hotel Bellevue. He is a people person who firmly believes this is the key to success in hospitality.

As a previous General Manager, Gianluca has focused on creating a unique and memorable experience for guests while ensuring that the hotel operates efficiently and profitably, placing a strong emphasis on creating a positive and inclusive culture within the hotel, where employees feel valued and motivated to provide exceptional service to guests.

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“Bellevue and the entire company strongly emphasize sustainability, community involvement, and providing a personalized experience for guests. I also believe in giving back to the community and have worked with local organizations to support their efforts. I have always believed in training and empowering employees to anticipate and exceed guest expectations.” Delights Gianluca. “Every guest is unique and deserves a customized experience that meets their needs and preferences. My past hotel General Manager roles align with the unique culture and values of Hotel Bellevue, and I am excited about the opportunity to contribute to the company.”

Gianluca will bring his personality and will to transmit Relais Chateaux’s personable service, the luxurious special touches of St Regis (Marriott), and elements like indigenous experiences from Anantara (Minor).

“My vision for Hotel Bellevue is to create a world-class destination that offers unparalleled comfort, style, and service to our guests. I aim to elevate every aspect of the guest experience, from the design and amenities of the rooms to the quality and variety of the dining options, the efficiency and friendliness of the staff, and the range of activities. I want to further enhance the reputation for excellence and innovation in the hospitality industry and attract discerning travellers from around the globe who seek the best of the best,” enthuses Gianluca.

“We want to preserve and enhance Lošinj’s unique character and heritage while also adapting to the changing needs and expectations of modern travellers. I recognize the value of tradition, authenticity, and local culture, and I want to showcase these elements in a way that is both respectful and engaging. At the same time, introducing new technologies, services, and amenities will make the guest experience more convenient, personalized, and memorable.”

Hotel Bellevue is a five-star lavish retreat located on the picturesque island of Lošinj in Croatia, just steps from the healing waters of Čikat Bay. With 185 rooms and 21 suites, Hotel Bellevue’s facilities include Bellevue Spa Clinic, an uber-chic, high-tech haven named Croatia’s Best HotelSpa 2022, and Matsunoki, a Michelin Plate-awarded fusion restaurant offering traditional Japanese cuisine and fresh Mediterranean ingredients from local organic farming.

A luxurious choice for relaxation and regeneration, Hotel Bellevue and Lošinj Island offer a range of natural healing elements, such as pine forests, medicinal plants, and restorative sea air. The island of Lošinj is a hidden gem in the heart of the Adriatic Sea, featuring a unique climate and a rich cultural heritage.

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