Speaker Profile

Cristiano
Rinaldi

Presidente – Capella Hotel Group

Speaker Profile

Cristiano
Rinaldi

Presidente – Capella Hotel Group

Joining the group in September 2020, Cristiano Rinaldi helms Capella Hotel Group, which was recognized as the world’s Best Hotel Brand by Travel + Leisure in the 2023 World’s Best Awards. A seasoned hotelier, Rinaldi spearheads transformative operational excellence in the craft of hospitality and is lauded for his inspiring leadership skills in architecting the strategic blueprint for the group’s rapid global expansion.

The Capella Hotels and Resorts constellation consists of properties located in Singapore, Sydney, Ubud, Bangkok, Hanoi, Shanghai, and Hainan. Future openings include exciting destinations such as Taipei, Kyoto, Riyadh, Nanjing, Shenzhen and South Korea. The exceptional hospitality brand, taking its name from the brightest star of the Auriga constellation, shines a spotlight on local heritage, culture and community whilst crafting authentic guests’ experiences with the highest level of personalized service and combining a legacy of thoughtful design. Under Rinaldi’s stewardship, recent accolades include Capella Bangkok and Capella Singapore earning the distinction of being included in the debut lineup of The World’s 50 Best Hotels in 2023.

With an illustrious career spanning over 30 years, Rinaldi has opened more than 40 luxury hotels globally. With a profound understanding of the fast-evolving luxury hospitality landscape, Rinaldi has held pivotal leadership roles across Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific with esteemed brands including The Ritz-Carlton, Edition, One&Only and Bulgari Hotels & Resorts. Prior to joining Capella Hotel Group, he served as Cluster General Manager at The Tokyo EDITION Toranomon and Ginza and as Vice President of Operations at One&Only Resorts.