Claudio-CeccherelliThis appointment takes place after the management agreement signed between an affiliate of Hyatt Hotels Corporations and Constellation Hotels Holdings Ltd., allowing Hyatt to reinforce its presence in France and to position itself in Cannes.

Mr Ceccherelli will take over the role from his previous position as General Manager for Park Hyatt Milan.

In this new position, Claudio Ceccherelli will oversee the transition of the Hotel Martinez into the Grand Hyatt Cannes Hotel Martinez. He commented: "I am delighted to take on this new challenge and to pass on Hyatt’s core values to this historic hotel on the French Riviera. As a passionate hotelier, I am committed to providing authentic hospitality and to sharing the unique Hyatt experience with our clients in Cannes", he said.

Mr Ceccherelli has more than 30 years’ experience in hospitality. After gaining the Certificate of the Aurelio Saffi Hotel School in Florence in 1976, he immediately joined the Principe di Savoia in Milano, at that time a Cigahotels property.