CARBONDALE, CO (January 13, 2015) – Timbers Resorts, the independent developer and operator of private boutique resorts and residence clubs, has named Federico Galligani as the new general manager of Hotel Castello di Casole – A Timbers Resort, the collection’s luxury award-winning resort in Tuscany, Italy. Galligani has been on-property as the director of food and beverage since October 2011 and in his new role will oversee all daily operations of the 10th century castle-turned-41-suite hotel and the surrounding 4,200-acre estate.
“Since joining the Castello di Casole team, Federico has been a pillar of excellence in hospitality and operational execution,” said Timbers Resorts’ CEO and founder, David Burden. “His extensive experience in the luxury hotel sector and remarkable leadership skills will ensure that our team continues to deliver the highest levels of service to our guests.”
Galligani brings 27 years of international hospitality experience to Castello di Casole. He began his career in London at the Savoy Hotel and has since held leadership positions at numerous luxury hotels across Europe including the historic Gstaad Palace Hotel in Switzerland, Hotel Nassauer Hof in Germany, The Hotel Excelsior in Venice and The St. Regis Rome. Galligani was born and raised in Florence, Italy and is fluent in four major languages—Italian, English, German and French.
“I am looking forward to my new role with the incredible team at Castello di Casole,” said Galligani. “The estate is distinctively special, offering a truly authentic Tuscan experience and I am delighted to be a part of Castello di Casole’s future.”
Castello di Casole sits on the pinnacle of the 4,200-acre private estate and is ideally located within an hour of Florence, Siena and the Chianti and Montalcino wine regions. It features 28 artfully restored and reconstructed Tuscan farmhouses and a 41-suite boutique hotel. Most recently, the property opened its spa/wellness haven, Essere Spa, a 5,400-square-foot former wine vault that is truly indulgent and offers treatments using centuries-old Italian methods using ingredients found on the estate. The estate is also home to a model game preserve, 88 acres of vineyards, 13 acres of olive groves and an expansive trail system.
About Castello di Casole – Tuscany, Italy:
Not far from Tuscany’s most enchanting city, Siena, surrounded by groves of olives and approached through a winding passage of cypress is Castello di Casole – A Timbers Resort. At 4,200 acres, the castle and surrounding countryside is an estate of epic proportion. The residential restorations, the Casali, are offered in whole ownership and through the Private Residence Club program. The Castello itself is enchanting – an intimate 41-suite 5-star boutique hotel with Ristorante Tosca that opens to terraces and a pool, Pazzia Trattoria, Bar Visconti, and Essere Spa inspired by the region’s fragrances and natural approach to diet and exercise. www.castellodicasole.com
About Timbers Resorts:
Timbers Resorts is the developer and operator of a collection of properties in over 14 of the world’s most diverse high-end destinations. A portfolio known as the Timbers Collection, destinations include boutique, private resorts, hotels and residence clubs in ski, golf, leisure and beach locations. Since 1999, Timbers Resorts has been committed to being authentic, unique and respectful of the destination, focusing on family and experiences, and never compromising with regard to quality and service. Owners at properties in the Timbers Collection are granted an ownership experience with expanded benefits through a host of travel and lifestyle partners such as Sentient Jet, Hertz and more, as well as access to the Timbers Reciprocity Program and the ability to trade vacation time with other destinations in the portfolio. Current Timbers Collection properties can be found in Aspen, Beaver Creek, Cabo San Lucas, Jupiter, Maui, Napa, Scottsdale, Snowmass, Sonoma, Southern California, Steamboat, St. Thomas, Tuscany and Vail. For more info, please visit www.timbersresorts.com, www.facebook.com/timbersresorts, www.twitter.com/timbersresorts and www.pinterest.com/timbersresorts.
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