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Giovanni Viterale Named General Manager for The Fullerton Hotel Singapore


SINGAPORE, March 11, 2010 – The Fullerton Hotel Singapore announces the appointment of Mr Giovanni Viterale as the General Manager of the 400-room award-winning luxury hotel. A veteran in the hospitality industry, Mr Viterale has a wealth of experience that spans more than 20 years and this will be his first foray in Singapore. He is responsible for the strategic direction of The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, The Fullerton Heritage as well as the new The Fullerton Bay Hotel.

“This iconic building with its rich history and architecture makes it eminently a grand hotel and I am elated to be part of the Fullerton family, with an opportunity in maintaining exceptional standards to enhance our guests’ experiences,” said Mr Giovanni Viterale. In his new role, Mr Viterale will lead The Fullerton Hotel Singapore’s dynamic team in providing world-class service and accommodation that truly differentiates the hotel from its competitors. Prior to this appointment, Mr Viterale was with the Conrad Hotel Hong Kong for more than 10 years and subsequently cumulating as the Resident Manager of the hotel since 2006. Born and grown up in Salerno, Amalfi Coast South-West of Italy, Mr Viterale’s early hospitality career focused on the area of food and beverage including 7 years in Hong Kong where he further gained his management philosophies.

A strong believer in delivering the highest quality standards, Mr Viterale’s professional expertise takes on a larger pivotal role with the expansion of the Fullerton Hotels and Resorts Group.

For leisure, Mr Giovanni Viterale enjoys travelling as well as outdoor sports such as tennis and swimming. An avid collector of exquisite cufflinks, he has an extensive assembly that was collected throughout the years from his numerous travelling trips. Apart from English and his Italian mother tongue, he also speaks French and is able to understand Cantonese, having lived in Hong Kong for many years.

About The Fullerton Hotel Singapore
Once home to the General Post Office, The Singapore Club and the Chamber of Commerce, The Fullerton Hotel Singapore is a luxury hotel with 400 rooms and suites carefully designed to provide both business and leisure travellers with a sanctuary of serenity and comfort in which to retreat and rejuvenate.  Dynamically located in the heart of the financial and arts districts, the hotel successfully blends rich heritage with contemporary style and personalised service to offer guests a world-class accommodation experience. Epicureans can enjoy a delectable array of dining selections. There are a total of 5 restaurants and bar in the hotel, namely Town Restaurant serving International buffet and a la carte menu, Jade features modern Chinese cuisine, The Courtyard offers Indian buffet, Japanese buffet, Afternoon tea and The Lighthouse with breathtaking views of the bay serves modern Italian. Post Bar, which features the original ceiling and pillars of the General Post Office, is the popular choice amongst the trendy elite.

Aside from the dining selections, The Fullerton Hotel also features an exquisite and intimate retail wing, home to the much-loved Ashley Isham flagship boutique as well as three prestigious jewellers – Mouawad, Voi Jewellery and Raffles Jeweller. Art lovers can also visit iPreciation, a contemporary Asian art gallery.

About The Fullerton Heritage
The Fullerton Heritage is an exquisite masterplanned dining and hospitality complex consisting of The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, The Fullerton Waterboat House, One Fullerton, Clifford Pier as well as the upcoming Customs House and The Fullerton Bay Hotel. One Fullerton features an exciting new tenant mix with some of Singapore’s best restaurants, bars and entertainment concepts, including affordable chic cafes to fine-dining alfresco destinations serving Chinese, Italian and other international cuisines.  Globetrot and sample the various selections of Forlino, Jing, Pierside, OverEasy, Tori-Tama Yakitori and Tsuki Bar, The Tapas Tree, Palm Beach Seafood, Starbucks, Society Bistro, Gelare, The Butter Factor and The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf. For intimate fine dining & wining, The Fullerton Waterboat House has Le Saint Julien and Boathouse while the newly restored Clifford Pier; a historic landmark being Singapore’s first port of call for immigrants, now anchors the new modern Chinese restaurant, One on the Bund.
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Contact:

Columbus PRCo
Leanne Drago
ldrago@prco.com
Tel. (212) 251-1015

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