Raffaella Manetti is the proud Godmother of Rex, whom she met when he was only one day old. She has tremendous admiration for Rex’s mother Cathleen, and she is extremely excited and honored to be a part of Rex & Friends.
Professionally, she is a sales director with extensive experience in the luxury hospitality industry as well as in strategic planning, business development and brand management. Ms. Manetti is currently Head of Sales, West Coast USA and Canada for Corinthia Hotel London, the newest 21st Century Grand Hotel in London. Ms. Manetti has successfully positioned several legendary properties in the North American market, including Le Royal Monceau, Raffles Paris and Hotel Plaza Athénée, Paris.
She was in charge of the European market for Four Seasons at The Pierre, New York between 2001 and 2003, when she joined Rosewood Hotels & Resorts. She also repositioned the Sofitel brand to create Sofitel Luxury Hotels and in 2008 she accepted the position of National Director of Leisure Sales for Destination Hotels & Resorts & Terranea, opening the magnificent resort in Palos Verdes, CA in 2008.
She is a native of Torino, Italy, where she graduated with a BA in Foreign Languages.
She is fluent in English, French, Italian and German and has intermediate knowledge of Spanish. Her passions, besides the Travel Industry, include Golf, Ski, Scuba Diving, Kickboxing and Yoga, in addition to less adventurous activities such as Cooking and Interior Design.