Italian born Manfroi graduated with a BA in Business Administration followed by a Masters in International Tourism Management. Prior to joining Belmond in 2012 Manfroi built his career in hospitality within in luxury hotels around the world including the Park Hyatt Milano, Park Hyatt Sydney, and Four Seasons Milan as well as pursuing his passion for culinary excellence. Previously Hotel Manager at sister hotel, Belmond Hotel Cipriani in Venice Manfroi takes up the new role ahead of the new season opening on 8 April 2016.
Born into a family of hoteliers, Manfroi was regularly found in the kitchens of the hotels run by his family– developing his interest and passion for Italian cuisine and hospitality at a young age. In addition to his love of fine dining, Manfroi is a wine expert and passionate skier.
A former 15th century monastery, Belmond Vila San Michele, is nestled on a hilltop with unrivalled views over Florence. With original Frescoes, ancient carvings and a façade attributed to Michelangelo, the hotel is a work of art. The hotel features an award-winning cookery school, lush gardens and a large open air pool with panoramic views of the Arno Valley. Belmond Villa San Michele forms part of Belmond’s Italian collection that includes Belmond Hotel Splendido, Portofino, Belmond Hotel Cipriani and Belmond Hotel Caruso in Ravello.