Antonio Saponara Appointed General Manager at Patina Maldives, Fari Islands
Patina Maldives, Fari Islands has appointed seasoned hospitality professional Antonio Saponara as its new general manager.
With an impressive track record of managing flagship hotels for luxury brands including Aman, Bulgari Hotels & Resorts, Jumeirah and Ritz-Carlton; the Neapolitan will use his extensive experience, clarity of vision and sure-footed mastery of hotel operations to shape Patina Maldives as it matures through its second year and beyond.
Antonio most recently performed as the pre-opening general manager of Bulgari Hotel & Residences Moscow. After starting out in Food and Beverage Operations, he had taken up the role of executive assistant manager of Aman flagship Amanpuri, Phuket before taking over as hotel manager in 2008. He was also the general manager at The Surin Phuket, hotel manager at The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong and opening general manager at the Bulgari Hotel Beijing.
“It is a tremendous privilege to have been entrusted with the stewardship of one of the most inspiring, forward-thinking pioneers of next-gen Maldives hospitality; I am excited to bring fresh impetus as Patina Maldives embraces the next stage of its perpetual journey to positively impact people and place,” said Antonio Saponara.