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Vik Retreats appoints Stefano Michetti as General Manager of Galleria Vik Milano

Stefano Michetti, General Manager of Galleria Vik Milano and Virginia Contreras, General Manager at Vik Chile.

 

Also, company appoints Virginia Contreras as General Manager at Vik Chile.

Galleria Vik Milano announce the appointment of Stefano Michetti as General Manager. A seasoned and respected leader, Michetti joins Galleria Vik Milano with over twenty years of hospitality experience. Galleria Vik Milano which first opened its doors in late 2019, is a true haven of art, culture and architecture, where unparalleled design meets warm, convivial
service to create an unmatched experience.

Commenting on his new role Stefano Michetti states, “I am thrilled to join the team at Galleria Vik Milano. The reopening of the property signals an important moment in the recovery and resurgence of Milan and I look forward to welcoming travelers to this vibrant and spectacular destination.”

Michetti joins Galleria Vik Milano from Hotel Principe Di Savoia, Dorchester Collection in Milan Italy, where he most recently served as Sales Account Director, where he looked after important markets such as the Middle East, after many years of working as the Front of House Manager. In his role, he gained invaluable expertise in the development and execution of strategic sales initiatives across a range of platforms and as a perfect host. Additional positions held include Senior Sales Manager at Melia’ Roma Aurelia Antica, Front Office Manager at Melia’ Milano, NH Jolly Excelsior in Siena, Italy, NH Jolly De La Gare in Bologna, Italy, and NH Jolly Ambassador in Naples, Italy, and more.

Vik Retreats are lauded as some of the most exceptional destinations in the world, delivering an experience marked by forward thinking design, exceptional culinary offerings, singular natural settings, a breadth of activities, environmentally minded practices and warm attentive. Comprised of Estancia Vik Jose Ignacio, Playa Vik Jose Ignacio, Bahia Vik Jose Ignacio, The Pavilion at Bahia Vik, Shack Yoga and Wellness at Bahia Vik, and La Susana in Uruguay, Vik Chile, Puro Vik and the VIK Winery in Chile’s, Millahue Valley, and Galleria Vik Milano in Milan, Italy, Vik Retreats promise singular stays offering entree into the very best of their respective locales.

Galleria Vik Milano is Vik Retreat’s brand’s first city retreat and debut in Europe, Ideally positioned within the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, one of Italy’s most iconic landmarks, Galleria Vik Milano is a sanctuary of staggering beauty, with mesmerizing views onto the Galleria and its infamous bull. As with all Vik Retreats, art, architecture and design play a central role at Galleria Vik Milano. With its recent comprehensive redesign and renovation, the hotel unveiled remarkable interiors, highlighting artistry from the past and present to celebrate the history and culture of Milan. Upon entering the reception, guests are welcomed by Auguste Rodin’s famed bronze sculpture, The Thinker, in monumental scale as well an immersive dry fresco covering the ceiling and walls by Italian artist, Alex Folla. The strong architectural features of the hotel are reinforced with a focus on Italian artwork, in addition to an extensive collection of international art and a mix of curated contemporary, midcentury, vintage and antique furniture. Each corridor boasts a variety of impactful art, some fully covering the walls in a continuum of immersive paintings. Galleria Vik Milano features 89 unique rooms and suites singularly designed to showcase extraordinary art, decor, views and experiences. The suites are graced by many site-specific installations by Italian, Uruguayan and international artists. Several of the most stunning and spacious were completed this past winter and debuted for the first time this fall with the re-opening of Galleria Vik Milano.

Vik Retreats Appoints Virginia Contreras as General Manager at Vik Chile
Vik Retreats also announced the appointment of Virginia Contreras as General Manager of Vik Chile and Puro Vik in Millahue, Chile. Contreras’s appointment comes at an exciting time, as the property debuts La Piu Belle Rose, the newest addition to VIK Winery’s family of wines.

“I am thrilled to join the team at Vik Chile and Puro Vik,” stated Virginia Contreras. “The iconic property has set the benchmark for luxury and wine-travel around the world, a reputation sustained by extraordinary design, unparalleled service, and endless innovation. I look forward to carrying on this tradition.”

With over twenty years of experience in travel and hospitality, Contreras brings a wealth of knowledge to her new role at Vik Chile. She joins the beloved property from Awasi – Relais & Chateaux in Chile where she spent the past eleven years climbing the ranks and gaining exceptional expertise and insight into the luxury marketplace. In her most recent role, she served as Hotel Operations Manager. She has also held positions as Assistant Manager at Las Balsas Relais & Chateaux in Neuquen, Argentina, and as an Airport Agent for American Airlines in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Contreras attended Universidad del Salvador in Buenos Aires, Argentina where she received her Bachelor’s degree.

Vik Chile, Puro Vik and the VIK Winery all work in tandem and are ideally positioned on 11,000 acres of vineyards and valleys in Chile’s Millahue Valley. Vik Chile is perched on a hilltop overlooking the breathtaking landscape and is home to twenty-two uniquely designed suites, each with singular art and design, while Puro Vik is a collection of individual glass houses floating just below its sister retreat. The contemporary architecture with three walls entirely of glass eliminates the visual borders with the surrounding treetops and foliage, while simultaneously allowing them to enjoy the expansive and dramatic vistas. VIK Winery boasts an outstanding design by Chilean architect Smiljan Radic and is the world-class facility where the team creates the vineyard’s family of wines, which includes VIK, La Piu Belle, Milla Cala, and La Piu Belle Rose. Together with the VIK Winery, Vik Chile and Puro Vik are redefining the way in which international travelers experience the most beautiful and diverse destination.

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