Olshan Properties appoints new GM at Florida's Hilton Marco Island

Hilton Marco Island, Fla. Photo credit: Hilton
Steve Falciani. Photo credit: Olshan Properties

Olshan Properties, a private owner, developer and operator of commercial real estate, appointed Steven Falciani as GM of the Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort & Spa. In his new role, Falciani will report to Ernie Catanzaro, Olshan’s head of hospitality. A corporate leader in the hospitality industry at hotel and regional restaurant businesses since 1984, Falciani was selected to head up the Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort & Spa.

“I’m honored to be appointed as general manager of the world famous Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort & Spa, one of the grand dames of the Florida Gulf Coast and great American family beach resorts,” Falciani said in a statement. “As the resort’s exciting renovations near their completion I’m excited for the upcoming season when the doors reopen and I can lead the team here to introduce guests, both repeat and new, to our new brand of luxury hospitality, ‘island style redefined.’”

In just a few months, Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort & Spa will open following the completion of a $40-million renovation, welcoming guests to its 310 guestrooms and suites. The boutique South Florida hotel will offer a revamped arrival experience in the lobby and upgraded accommodations, all with expanded gulf-front views throughout the property. As part of this re-do, Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort & Spa will introduce all-new oversized luxury family suites with connecting room options on the rooftop level as well as poolside suites with verandas. The hotel's newly designed outdoor pool features and spa include hand-crafted tiling imported from Italy. Completing the renovation is the new dining establishment, The Deck at 560 Bar & Restaurant, an indoor/outdoor space with a Brazilian hardwood deck that serves as a design focal point for the property. A corresponding grab-and- go outlet, 560 Market, will soon be unveiled.

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“As the Marco Island Beach Resort & Spa reopening approaches we are thrilled to have someone with Steve’s wealth of industry experience join Olshan’s dedicated and passionate hospitality team as General Manager,” Andrea Olshan, CEO of Olshan Properties, said in a statement. “Among our 1,447-key portfolio this hotel, in particular, holds great sentimental value for me as I grew up vacationing here with my family. Now, reimagined after an all-embracing new interior and exterior design and first class amenity upgrades, this cherished resort exceeds even my expectations and I take great satisfaction that starting very soon my own young children will holiday here to start building a third generation of wonderful memories. As they do so, I’m confident that Steve, with his dedication to customer satisfaction and can-do business attitude, will be the leader Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort & Spa needs to ensure the next generation of holiday makers shares the same deep affection for the Resort as I have.”

Falciani joins Olshan Properties most recently from the Dow Hotel Company, where he served as area director and GM for the DoubleTree by Hilton Rosemont, Ill., and the Embassy Suites Rosemont, Ill. Before that he was SVP of franchise operations for more than 70 locations at restaurant group Quaker Steak and Lube, located in Sharon, Pa. Falciani received a bachelor of science in hotel and restaurant management from Widener University.

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