Mr. Gianleo Bosticco joins Marriott International as Senior Director of Development for Italy, based in Milan. Working closely with Fabrizio Piolanti (Director of Development for Marriott's select service brands in the region), Mr. Bosticco will be based in Milan and will oversee the development of all Marriott's brands in Italy.
“We are delighted to welcome Gianleo to Marriott's European development team,” said Tim Walton, Regional Vice President of Development for Western Europe. “He has an excellent professional pedigree and I have no doubt that he'll help drive meaningful growth for Marriott in Italy, which we see as a key market for our European expansion in the coming years.” Marriott International currently comprises 62 hotels in Italy with a further 10 hotels in the pipeline. In 2018, Marriott strengthened its position in the Italian luxury hotel market by signing contracts for new Edition and W hotels in Milan and a new Edition hotel in Rome.
Gianleo Bosticco was born into a family of hoteliers and grew up in a ski resort in the Italian Alps. Following his bachelor degree in business administration at Turin University, he worked in operations, including at his family-owned property. In 2003, he gained an MBA in hospitality management from IMHI. Following this, he joined Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels in Milan where he was responsible valuation assignments, market analysis, feasibility studies and negotiation of operating agreements for projects across Italy.
After three years, he moved to the London office of JLL Hotels and worked within the Investment Sales team, where he concentrated on the sale of 4 and 5 star hotels, as well as on development projects and management agreement negotiations. He concluded his experience with JLL Hotels in Paris.
In 2012 he joined Melia Hotels as the Development Director for Southern Europe, responsible for the development of all the company's brands throughout France, Italy, Turkey and the Balkans. In 2015, Mr Bosticco moved to a development role at the Rezidor Hotel Group from where he joins Marriott International's team of 23 developers in Europe.