Here's a name to remember when booking a trip to Monaco: The Hotel Métropole Monte-Carlo has just appointed Claudia Venturini as its new Director of Sales & Marketing.
A native from Luxemburg, Venturini completed her education in Hotel Management at Ceria-Ipiat in Brussels before commencing an international career, where she has mostly worked in the the Middle East and in Africa.
She started at InterContinental in Luxemburg as a receptionist and was soon promoted to Sales Representative, a position she then filled in Berlin. After five years, Venturini was appointed Sales Director in Brussels before moving to Beirut where she was in charge of the re-opening of the Intercontinental Phoenicia.
In 2002, Venturini joined Ritz Carlton as Sales Director of the Sharm el Sheikh property. In 2008, she moved on to Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, again as Sales Director. Based at the Fairmont Nile City in Cairo, Venturini's missions included the opening of the Fairmont Towers Heliopolis, followed by the rebranding of a new hotel acquired by Fairmont from the Sheraton Group, and--finally--the merging of the two properties into one: the Fairmont Heliopolis.
From 2009 to 2011, still based in Cairo, Venturini was Director of Sales & Marketing of two hotels in South Africa and four in Kenya. She was also in charge of the launch of several other hotels.
Claudia Venturini moved to the South of France in 2012, when she set up as a Sales & Marketing Consultant before joining Hotel Métropole Monte-Carlo. She speaks fluent French, English, German and Italian.