Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach, located in South Florida, names Christof Pignet the general manager.
Pignet was previously the hotel manager of the resort. In his new position, his responsibilities will include overseeing all aspects of the resort and condominium operations, guest experiences, and employee enrichment. Pignet has been with Acqualina for more than four years.
Five-Star Acqualina Resort & Spa is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World and, under Pignet's leadership, has received a Forbes Five Star rating for the fourth consecutive year, the AAA Five Diamond rating for the seventh consecutive year.
Before joining Acqualina in a director of rooms division capacity, Pignet was the front office manager at the Hay Adams Hotel located across from the White House in Washington, D.C. There, he hosted the First Family for a two-week stay and has served multiple celebrities, dignitaries and heads of states. In addition, he worked during the property’s full closing and reopening as part of a multi-million dollar renovation.
Pignet has also previously worked in several ultra-luxury properties in Europe including the InterContinental Cologne, the Hotel Seeschloesschen and the Schneider Almhof. He is a graduate from the College of Hospitality and Tourism Management in Warmbard Villach and also successfully completed military service in Austria. Pignet currently holds a seat on the Greater Miami Beach Hotel Association Board of Directors (GMBHA) and is a supporter many charities, including Habitat for Humanity and the I Have A Dream Foundation (IHAD).