Roberto Wirth & Moreno Occhiolini form Hassler Hotels & Resorts
New York – May 26, 2009: Roberto Wirth, owner and General Manager of the venerable Hotel Hassler Roma, signed an agreement last week with renowned hotelier Moreno Occhiolini to create a new international luxury hotel chain, Hassler Hotels & Resorts.
The new company will have Wirth as Chairman and Occhiolini as CEO. The original Hotel Hassler Roma will continue to be owned and managed by Wirth, who holds almost 30 years at its helm.
Destinations for Hassler Hotels & Resorts may include business and leisure cities such as New York, Washington DC, Chicago, London, Zurich, Doha and Jeddah.? The new properties will be housed in historic buildings similar to that of the Hassler Roma, or those in development that mirror the Hassler Roma’s unique location, service standards, personality and refinement.
In celebration of this new venture, Wirth and Occhiolini held an economic round-table seminar last week titled “The luxury hotel industry: finance and future.”? Guests included top hotel industry leaders, as well as Italian visionaries in business, finance, journalism and tourism.
“Today the Hassler Roma is recognized all over the world for its unparalleled service, rich tradition and exclusive location. The next step is for the Hassler to grow and expand its own brand; I have known Moreno Occhiolini for many years and recognize in him the right qualities and vision for this ambitious endeavor.? He believes, as I do, in the utmost in quality and service when it comes to hospitality,” says Wirth.
“I see this project as an intriguing challenge between tradition and modernity, simplicity and sophistication, attention to detail and profit. A commitment that I am proud to share with such a traditionally forward-looking hotelier,” says Occhiolini.
Source: (2009). HNN Newswire published May 26, 2009. Viewed May 28, 2009, http://www.hotelnewsnow.com/articles.aspx?ArticleId=1252