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THesis Hotel Welcomes Massimiliano Giua as Director of Restaurants & Bars

 THesis Hotel, a lifestyle hotel in Coral Gables known for its chef-driven culinary concepts and exceptional dining experiences, has appointed Massimiliano Giua as Director of Restaurants and Bars to lead the hotel to new heights while keeping it at the forefront of Miami’s culinary scene and maintaining its status as a cultural hub. Giua, with his wealth of expertise, will bring fresh perspectives to THesis Hotel’s culinary concepts, while continuing to celebrate the well-known flavors and innovative experiences that guests know and love. 

“I am thrilled that Massimiliano Giua is joining THesis as our new Director of Restaurants and Bars,” said General Manager Vikash Maharaj. “With a passion for curating memorable experiences and a keen attention to detail, he is a dynamic leader when demonstrating the behaviors and qualities that represent the values of the hotel and its culinary concepts. His commitment to excellence and his ability to navigate the luxury hospitality industry has positioned him as a key player in shaping upscale experiences that he will now bring to THesis Hotel, further enhancing the guest experience. ”

Giua’s journey in the hospitality industry began with a strong foundation and has evolved into a distinguished career, starting in Italy and holding positions at various luxury properties in the United Kingdom, New York City and Miami. Recently, in 2019, Giua opened and took charge of managing the restaurant and bar staff at the prestigious Mr C Hotel by Cipriani in Coconut Grove, Miami - under his leadership, the team achieved remarkable success. In this role, he successfully managed restaurant and bar staff and played a crucial role in maintaining client relationships to ensure a luxurious and memorable guest experience. His dedication to quality-driven service and team development set the stage for his continued success.

Giua's career progression led him to his most recent role as the General Manager at The Bath Club, a private membership club in Miami, where he assumed a comprehensive leadership role in 2023. Here, Giua oversaw all operational aspects, including sales and marketing, human resources, and food and beverage, contributing significantly to the club's profitability and growth. His hands-on approach involved daily property inspections, meticulous payroll management, and coordination across various departments. 

“As I step into my new role as Director of Restaurants and Bars at THesis Hotel, I am committed to offering outstanding customer service while maintaining THesis Hotel’s renowned culinary reputation,” said Giua. “My extensive travel experiences and immersion in luxury hospitality have shaped my understanding of diverse cultures and exceptional customer service, inspiring my career in the industry. I constantly strive for excellence in service delivery and emphasize the importance of engaging with guests to create lasting connections, enhancing the overall dining experience, ensuring THesis Hotel continues to be a dynamic destination for culinary excellence.”

THesis Hotel Miami is located at 1350 S. Dixie Highway in Coral Gables and is home to the celebrated signature restaurant, Mamey. For more information, visit, call 305.667.5611, or follow the hotel on LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram.

By ML Staff. Image courtesy of THesis Hotel Miami/


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