Francesca Schiano has been managing the 25hours Hotel Bikini Berlin since 1 April 2020. The 34-year-old comes from the hotel’s own ranks. In fact, she was the very first employee of the hotel! As Senior Sales & Event Manager she was responsible for all sales activities of the 149-room hotel. Schiano succeeds Dirk Dreyer, who is taking on a new position as General Manager of the Verti Music Hall at AEG Europe. After studying economics at the Free University of Bozen/Bolzano, the Berlin-born Schiano moved back to the German capital. After working for the InterContinental hotel group and various event agencies such as the Arinex agency in Sydney, the half-Italian started her career at 25hours in 2013.
“I am looking forward to reopening our house in Berlin’s big city jungle with the team and the 25hours spirit and can hardly wait to welcome the first guests at NENI Restaurant and in the Monkey Bar after the fresh-up of the tenth floor”, says Schiano. “We are very pleased that we were able to win Francesca for this position. She has already been part of 25hours for seven years. As the very first employee, she knows the Berlin house like the back of her hand – these are ideal conditions for her start as manager of the hotel”, explains Bart Felix, who as Director of Hotel Operations is responsible for all general managers of 25hours Hotels.