Thomas Scaramellino is announced complex General Manager of the Westin San Francisco Airport and Aloft San Francisco Airport
The Westin San Francisco Airport Hotel and Aloft San Francisco Airport Hotel, both recently purchased by Ultima Hospitality from Starwood Hotels & Resorts, announce the addition of industry veteran, Thomas Scaramellino as general manager. Scaramellino?s extensive knowledge in food and beverage and rooms operations combined with his insight on improving all guest experiences brings tremendous value for the two airport hotels.
As a graduate of the University of Nevada at Las Vegas, Scaramellino received a Bachelor of Science in Hotel Administration. Recently Scaramellino served as hotel manager of The Palace Hotel in San Francisco, Calif. where he strived to strengthen brand identity and customer service. Prior to his time with The Palace, he acted as hotel manager for the US Grant in San Diego. During his time there he also had numerous temporary assignments as GM for the Westin Los Angeles Airport Hotel, the St. Regis Deer Valley Resort, and the W Hotel in San Diego, Calif.
?I sincerely look forward to this new venture with The Westin and Aloft Airport hotels,? said Scaramellino. ?With their recent conversions to a franchise structure and projected renovations, I am confident that I can help solidify the respective improvement plan as well as cultivate an excellent guest experience.?
With passion for the industry and fostering education, Scaramellino has served on the board of directors for the New York State Restaurant Association and as a advisory board member for Westchester Community College Hospitality program. He has also served his community on the foundation board of directors for the Hudson Valley Hospital Center and for the Peekskill Area Health Center. Among numerous awards, he has received Businessman of the Year from the Peekskill-Cortlandt Chamber of Commerce and the President?s Award from the Sheraton Corporation of North America.
?Thomas?s ample hospitality experience will be pivotal to the success of these hotels,? says Mark Zettl, chief operating officer of Ultima Hospitality. ?Thomas is joining us in an exciting and new time and we couldn?t be more grateful. We are thrilled and honored to welcome him to the team.?
The Westin and Aloft site occupies approximately 14 acres, including 873 parking spaces, in an enviable location next to San Francisco International Airport ? one of the world?s busiest travel hubs. Easily accessible to travelers via multiple mass-transit options, the hotels are within 15 minutes of numerous Fortune 500, high-tech and bio-tech corporations and 20 minutes from downtown San Francisco. The Westin San Francisco Airport features 397 guestrooms, 22,000 square feet of meeting space, a fitness center, an indoor pool and whirlpool, a business center, and Grill & Vine ? a new restaurant concept that opened in January of 2013. Aloft San Francisco Airport opened in September 2012 and marked a milestone as the brand?s first external conversion project. The 252-room hotel offers 672 square feet of meeting space, an indoor Splash pool and the brand?s signature W XYZ bar.