Rosewood Washington, D.C. appoints new F&B operations manager

The Rosewood Washington, D.C.

Emiliano Andres Di Franca has been appointed food & beverage operations manager at the Rosewood Washington, D.C., the urban destination located in Georgetown. In his new role, Di Franca will oversee all aspects of Rosewood Washington, D.C.’s F&B services, including operations at the hotel’s neighborhood restaurant, The Grill Room, and cocktail lounge, The Rye Bar. Located in one of Washington, D.C.’s historic neighborhoods, the 49-room property is situated alongside the C&O Canal with many of the city’s cultural attractions nearby.

Di Franca brings over 12 years of experience in the industry to his new position. Before joining Rosewood, Di Franca served as the GM of the SLS Brickell’s Fi’lia by Michael Schwartz in Miami, where he was part of the restaurant’s preopening and opening team and helped with the development of the establishment’s menus and beverage program. Before this role, Di Franca held a number of positions at the Andaz 5th Avenue in New York City, including director of outlets and events manager, and at various Hyatt properties in Paris, Washington, D.C. and Argentina.

Di Franca holds a diploma in hotel management from Ecole pour L’Hotellerie La Suisse in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Additionally, Di Franca received a mixologist diploma from the Professional Bartending School in Arlington, Va., and a specialization in food & beverage management from the Educational Institute of the American Hotel & Lodging Association in Chicago.

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Rosewood Washington, D.C. is located steps from many of the city’s cultural attractions, shops and restaurants. The hotel is ideal for both business and leisure travelers. The property offers 49 guestrooms and suites, and is decorated with contemporary art and comfortable furnishings, as well as the modern technology and amenities, in addition to several dining options.