Renato W. Chizzola

CEO International Cruise Summit • Cruises News Media Group

Senior Vice President Lifestyle & Resident Relations Ocean Residences Development LTD
Renato has a remarkable hospitality record in providing luxury brands with invaluable knowledge and expertise. He started his career from scratch as bell boy, chef and waiter in the famous Hotel Sacher in Salzburg over 40 years ago. He found his passion for the sea and for exploring the various continents in 1993 and has been part of luxury brands such as Cunard, Seabourn, Crystal, Celebrity and “ Das Traumschiff “. In his capacity as General Manager and Vice President he led hospitality brands like the residential ship M/V The World or ultra- luxury hotel/resort chain  Cheval Blanc Randheli, LVMH’s hospitality brand beyond award-winning spheres.
He consistently strives to create an optimal work environment while identifying the leadership edge, through passion for high standards, respect for diversity and commitment to creating exceptional opportunities for professional growth, enabling each individual within the organization to fulfill their highest potential.
Broadly trained in hotel schools in Austria as well as at the Hotel School of Cornell University, fluent in five languages and with over 25 years of executive operations expertise ship-board and on land, Renato now provides consulting for upcoming and established luxury lifestyle brands, including the largest private yacht project M/Y NJORD at which her serves as its Senior Vice President. He is also a frequent speaker at hotel schools and is very fond of assisting young talents from around the globe to expand their careers.