Fiesole’s Il Salviatino has appointed a new general manager: Juan Miquel will lead the 42-room villa hotel as it enters a new era in hospitality that “celebrates wellness, sustainability and classic Italian tradition.”
Miquel joins Il Salviatino as the property embarks on a series of enhancements to its outdoor spaces, including a new spa and pool house within the property’s 12-plus acres of private park. The new additions are due to be completed in time for the villa’s reopening in the spring of 2021, further expanding on Il Salviatino’s wellness offerings, which include an expansive organic orchard and herb garden that influences the seasonal menus of the hotel’s restaurant, La Terrazza.
Miquel joins Il Salviatino by way of Castello Banfi – Il Borgo, where he was general manager of the award-winning Tuscany winery’s hospitality division, which comprised the 14-room Relais & Chateaux luxury hotel, a historic castle, a wine shop and two restaurants. Previously, Miquel served as general manager of Villa Mangiacane, a leading 28-room hotel in the Chianti area, where he oversaw operations of the property’s outlets, and liaised with staff across all departments to provide excellence in service to leisure and group guests alike.
A native of Mallorca, Spain, Miquel has been living in Italy for 15 years. Il Salviatino was originally built as a farmhouse in the 15th century and then refurbished by some of Florence’s elite families over the years.
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