The Vanderbilt, Auberge Resorts Collection, a 33-room hotel in Newport, R.I., appointed Massimiliano Puglisi general manager. Puglisi, with almost 20 years of experience, will oversee the hotel’s daily operations.
A nearly 20-year hospitality veteran, Puglisi most recently served as hotel manager at The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel in New York City. Before that, he worked as interim managing director at Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco in Montalcino, Italy. Puglisi began his career in London and spent more than six years in leadership roles with InterContinental Hotels in Spain; New York; Scottsdale, Ariz.; Baltimore; and Dallas.
“With his solid international luxury travel experience, Massimiliano is a valuable addition to our team and the Newport community,” Craig Reed, CEO, Auberge Resorts Collection, said in a statement.
The Vanderbilt originally was built as a mansion in 1909 for Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt. Now it features 33 guestrooms, a spa, a fitness center, indoor and outdoor pools and two restaurants.