Giancarlo Carniani

SpecialityGeneral Manager @ TOFLORENCE HOTELS group
With more than two decades of experience in the Italian hospitality industry, Giancarlo Carniani has worked in several major chains and traveled extensively with his work. In 2008 he founded the prestigious BTO (Buy Tourism Online) conference on technology and tourism, and has been its scientific director for 10 consecutive years. Since 2012 he has been an Italian collaborator and analyst at the American Research Institute PhoCusWright Inc. From 2018 ha has collaborated on the organization of Hicon, an event that deals with future technologies applied to tourism. Carniani is currently General Manager of the ToFlorence Hotels Group, including Plaza Hotel Lucchesi, Villa Olmi, and Mulino di Firenze. A graduate of the 'A. Saffi ’ Hotel Institute in Florence in the 1980s, Carniani later moved to Scotland where he began his career in the hotel business. Carniani later returned to Italy, and spent many years working in well-known Hotels and groups, including the Grand Hotel Baglioni, the Cigahotels Excelsior (now the Marriott, the Hotel Brunelleschi, the Hotel Demidoff and the prestigious American group, Sonesta Hotels and Resorts.

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