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The Georgian, Santa Monica Appoints Rob Ciancimino as Managing Director & Melissa Volpert as Director of Gross sales and Advertising

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Rob Ciancimino and Melissa Volpert have been appointed to Managing Director and Director of Gross sales and Advertising, respectively at The Georgian; the soon-to-reopen historic resort situated on Ocean Avenue.  

Set to unveil in January 2023, The Georgian has been a fixture of the Southern California shoreline because it first opened in 1933 beneath the management of the famend feminine hotelier, Rosamond Borde. Seeing a number of iterations over time, common visitors to the resort and historic restaurant, the Crimson Griffin (and later The Georgian Room), ranged from Hollywood stars Charlie Chaplin, Clark Gable, and Marilyn Monroe to the First Mom Rose Kennedy.

A hospitality impresario and classic bike aficionado, Rob Ciancimino involves The Georgian, most just lately serving as Managing Companion at each Verse Restaurant and Intro Artwork Gallery & Chef’s Desk. Rob is a real hospitality veteran with over 25 years of restaurant and hospitality expertise together with time on the world famend dwell music venue The Sayers Membership in addition to time overseeing Bars & Eating places at The W. Rob has a deep ardour for management and teambuilding, and his distinctive hands-on method to the general hospitality expertise will probably be essential for constructing the excessive touchpoint, luxurious service mannequin that visitors will expertise at The Georgian.

“With years of expertise overseeing globally acknowledged hospitality and culinary venues, Rob C’s broad reaching expertise married along with his deep rooted ardour for all issues hospitality make him the guiding lighthouse for The Georgian group. We’re so excited to look at as he continues to construct and evolve each our group and resort tradition as we reopen our doorways to Ocean Ave,” says Nicolo Rusconi, co-founder, and President of BLVD. 

Melissa Volpert brings over 30 years of expertise in hospitality gross sales and advertising and marketing, with a deal with leisure, trend, and artwork. In 1997, she was the very first worker of the Commonplace model and, alongside Andre Balazs, performed a key position within the creation of the long-lasting resort firm that revolutionized the {industry}.  In her position because the Director of Gross sales and Advertising on the Commonplace, Hollywood, she managed all gross sales and advertising and marketing initiatives with an emphasis on constructing and sustaining visitor relationships, strategic planning, cultural programming, partnerships, and market positioning. 

“Melissa is the right illustration of the tradition and neighborhood we need to construct at The Georgian – one which crosses all culturally related artwork, trend, and design communities all over the world. She is deeply passionate and impressed to make The Georgian one of many preeminent locations for world tastemakers and her private style in world tradition units the usual right here at The Georgian.” shares, Jon Blanchard, Founding father of BLVD. 

A full-service actual property and resort growth firm, BLVD alongside ESI Ventures acquired the landmark resort in August 2020 with the intent to revive one among Los Angeles’ most recognizable and photogenic accommodations to its former glory. The following chapter for The Georgian will see a restoration of the 84 visitor rooms and 28 suites, alongside new and refreshed choices together with the well-known ocean-view Sundown Terrace, Eating Room, and Sundown Bar. Along with The Library {and gymnasium}, The Georgian may also be residence to 2 non-public assembly and eating areas, The Gallery and The Author’s Room. The Gallery will showcase an evolving curation of labor by worldwide artists on a quarterly foundation. 

BLVD and ESI Ventures are proud to work with famend worldwide design agency, Fettle; native architect, HLW; California Normal contract, BCCI; and quite a few different industry-leading design, growth, and hospitality corporations on the historic restoration of The Georgian. 

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