Speaker Profile

Paul
Lorenzoni

General Manager - The Gritti Palace, A Luxury Collection Hotel | Venice

Speaker Profile

Paul
Lorenzoni

General Manager - The Gritti Palace, A Luxury Collection Hotel | Venice

Since 2009 he has held the role of general manager of The Gritti Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Venice.

Paolo Lorenzoni was born in 1953 in Rome and, after graduating from the Hotel Institute, began his career in the hospitality sector as a front office clerk at the Hotel des Bains in Venice in 1976, before joining the same location at the Holiday Inn St. Peter's in Rome.

He was later appointed front office supervisor at the Grand Hotel in Rome, then at the Hotel Des Iles Borromées in Stresa. After a period of one year of intensive training in the F&B sector in various hotels throughout Europe (including the prestigious Meurice in Paris), he assumed the position of banqueting manager at the Excelsior hotel in Rome, and then became its resident manager.

In August 1998 Lorenzoni moved to Milan where he assumed the position of general manager at The Westin Palace Milan, before returning to Rome as general manager of The Westin Excelsior.

In 2014 he was the winner of the important title of General Manager Italy of the year of the European Hotel Managers Association (Ehma).