Francesco Ascalone

Francesco Ascalone

Hospitality Management Consultant at Francesca Frosoni & Associates
Lives in Rome, Italy
over 6 months ago

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I'm an ambitious and optimistic professional with proven abilities in strategic planning, managing quality hospitality projects, improving efficiency of operations - focusing on distinctive food & beverage product optimization and development - team building, and detailing project information to determine effective functions for Hotels and Resorts operations

I'd offer by my side:

- an all-round management experience of complex properties under international brands (Starwood, Hilton..), with cluster responsibility up to 6 remote destinations and a total of 600+ rooms

- a result-oriented management style, including in-house and out-of-the-house development activities, press relationships and PR

- a marketing background for identifying the fastest and most effective way to reach goals

- an accurate management of the financial health of the property under the USoA standards

- a balanced management of human resources, through the issue of constant training programs, ongoing motivation and reduction of duplicate functions

- optimization of yeld management and e-distribution, with a tight program of market and competitors monitoring

- both strategic and operational analysis and control of all F&B activities,for achieving the best quality result, keeping food and beverage cost under the expected budget and finding the right menu setup for each outlet

- high visibility in the property, dealing continuously both with staff and guests and acting as a Brand Ambassador

My model of management arises from:
• Inspiring a culture of energy, vitality, and excellence
• Delivering extraordinary and unexpected experience in rooms and F&B, that embraces what’s new or next in service, design, fashion
• Managing short and long-term financial health of the business
• Applying strong interpersonal skills to establish and maintain favorable long-term strategic relationships
• Proactively coordinating/supervising all Sales & Marketing both on-site and abroad activities

Experience

  • Cluster Director at Hotel Beverly Hills Rome and Residenza di Ripetta Rome

    TCL - Rome, Italy

    Other
    October 2016 - Now

    Overall management responsibility for operations, strategy and finance at theHotel Beverly Hills in Rome Parioli district and Residenza di Ripetta Suite Hotel in Central Rome. Main target is to increase market share and improve EIBITDA in the short period, through product enhancement, organization review and competitiveness.

  • Accredited Consulting Specialist - Hospitality Market - Italy

    AlphaSights - Italy

    Other
    January 2016 - Now

    AlphaSights is a professional services firm employing several hundred ambitious professionals in 8 offices around the world. Clients are decision-makers at major corporations, investment funds, strategy consultancies and non-profits. Day by day, clients rely with team members to connect them to the knowledge they need. The Alpha Sights Consulting Specialist provides information and knowledge to clients in need to know more about facts and figures, trends, development opportunities, investment feasibility and susteinability, best practices and ethical approach in a specific social and business environment

  • Hospitality Management Consultant

    Francesca Frosoni & Associates - London, United Kingdom

    Management
    December 2013 - Now

  • General Manager

    Boscolo Hotels - Bari, Italy

    Management
    December 2012 - December 2013

  • General Manager

    UNA Hotels & Resorts - Bari, Italy

    Management
    May 2010 - November 2012

  • General Manager

    Grand Hotel Tiziano e dei Congressi - Apulia, Italy

    Management
    April 2007 - April 2010

  • Cluster Director of Operations, Sales &Marketing;

    Nicolaus Hotels - Milan, Italy

    Management
    January 2002 - April 2007

Education

  • Master

    Marketing Profiles - Tampa, FL, United States

    December 1989 - December 1990

    Communication in Tourism

Languages

  • English
    Native or fluent
    100%
  • Italian
    Native or fluent
    100%
  • Spanish
    Professional working
    60%
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