New GM takes top post in Glasgow

Marcello Ventisei

A GLASWEGIAN with over three decades experience in the hospitality industry has taken the top post at Kimpton Blythswood Square and voco Grand Central in Glasgow.

Marcello Ventisei has been appointed Cluster General Manager for the iconic properties in the IHG portfolio. The newly created position will see Marcello continue in his current role at voco Grand Central while also taking the reins at the five star Blythswood Square address.  

After only eight months in his current post at voco Grand Central, the newly expanded remit will see Marcello take overall responsibility for the management of both city centre properties while working alongside the onsite teams to maintain the hotels positions as go to destinations for leisure and business.

Glasgow born and bred, Marcello brings a wealth of industry experience having held key leadership roles in prestigious hotels and resorts across the UK since beginning his career at the prestigious Grand Hotel in Brighton.

With his roots firmly in the city, Marcello is passionate about building on the heritage and reputation of both properties: “My career in hospitality has taken me to destinations across the globe. I’ve worked and stayed in some of the most beautiful properties in the world but nothing comes close to the charm, character and style of these properties. Made even more special by the fact they both reside in my own city.

“While the properties both have their own story and individual offering, they also share so many similarities that I can’t wait to make more of. I’m fortunate to have such a wonderful, established team who will play a key role in delivering and upholding the highest standards of hospitality.”

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