New star at Jumeirah Grand Hotel Via Veneto in Rome


New star at Jumeirah Grand Hotel Via Veneto in Rome

Dubai, 18 November 2013: Jumeirah Grand Hotel Via Veneto in Rome has appointed Filippo La Mantia as its new Executive Chef.

Born in Palermo, Sicily, Filippo La Mantia settled in Rome and has extensive experience in the industry. In his new position, he will run the hotel’s two main restaurants ‘Magnolia’ and ‘Time’, ensuring consistent high quality food and service.

Filippo brings the authentic essence of Sicily into the kitchen - colours, fragrances, fun and a great zest for life. He regards cooking as an art, a source of energy and inspiration, and sees food as a universal language.

In 2007 Filippo’s book ‘Host & Chef’ was published and his career has also inspired a film called ‘All the Women of My Life,’ which includes an account his role as chef to the well-known Italian actor Luca Zingaretti.

Chief Executive Officer of Jumeirah Grand Hotel Via Veneto Carlo Acampora said: “We are delighted to welcome Filippo to Jumeirah Grand Hotel Via Veneto. He brings not only a wealth of experience, but the kind of flair and artistry that will appeal to both the discerning diners of Rome and our hotel guests. His reputation for authentic Italian and Sicilian cuisine and imaginative service will set the hotel apart as a must-visit culinary destination in the city.”

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About Jumeirah Grand Hotel Via Veneto

Rome is an impressive union of two 19th century historical buildings. Jumeirah Grand hotel Via Veneto’s 116 rooms and suites, spacious lobby, meeting rooms, two fine dining restaurants, rooftop Sky Bar & Grill (spring-summer only), rooftop solarium and state-of-the-art Aqva City Spa, a Sisley Treatment Centre, are designed with a timeless elegance embodied by custom, handmade furniture inspired by Ruhlmann, the father of 1920s Art Deco.

About Jumeirah Group     

Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, operates a world-class portfolio of hotels and resorts. Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts includes Jumeirah at Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi; Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray and Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai; Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa in Kuwait; Jumeirah Bilgah Beach Hotel in Baku; Jumeirah Dhevanafushi and Jumeirah Vittaveli in the Maldives; Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel in Shanghai; Jumeirah Frankfurt in Germany; Jumeirah Grand Hotel via Veneto in Rome; Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa in Mallorca, Spain; Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah in Istanbul; as well as Jumeirah Carlton Tower and Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel in London. Jumeirah Group also runs the luxury serviced residences brand Jumeirah LivingTM; the wellness brand Talise; Jumeirah Restaurants; Wild Wadi WaterparkTM; The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management; and SiriusTM, its global loyalty programme.

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