Cavaliere Giovanni Viterale is a veteran of the hospitality industry with a wealth of experience spanning over 20 years. His foray into Singapore follows a decade at the Conrad Hotel in Hong Kong, where he held the role of General Manager. Between 2010 and 2021, he was General Manager of The Fullerton Heritage complex and The Fullerton Hotels and Resorts. Today he is the Cluster General Manager – Raffles Sentosa Resort & Spa (unit to open in 2024) and Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa. A charismatic leader, he puts people at the center of all his actions, which is one of the secrets of its continued success.
My professional inspiration can be traced back to my early days, where I learned important lessons from my teachers and parents. My teachers ignited my curiosity, while my parents taught me the value of hard work.
THE THREE PILLARS OF LIFE
The three main pillars in my life are quite straightforward. First, my family, they’re the core support system and the most important people to me. Second, my career, which I’ve dedicated a lot of time and effort to. And lastly, all the wonderful people I’ve met along the way, who add variety and color to my life.
SECOND PROFESSIONAL CHOICE
If I hadn’t chosen my current profession, I’d probably be pursuing my childhood dream of becoming a football player. It’s a passion that’s always been there, but hospitality just happened to come my way first.
THREE PEOPLE WHO MADE MY CAREER
When it comes to my career, three people have had a significant impact. My wife, Sophie, has been a constant source of support throughout the demanding job of being a hotelier. Then there’s my mentor, Mr Fossati from my early career days, who shared invaluable knowledge. Last but not least, a mentor from my hospitality career in Hong Kong who taught me some crucial lessons.
Outside of work, I enjoy playing tennis with friends on weekends, and I also appreciate a good bottle of wine from time to time.
TODAY I WOULD GO TO
If were to leave today, I’d head to Bretagne, France. It’s a place where my family has a seaside home, and it’s simply beautiful.