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Former Kerten Hospitality BD named Director of Development at growing hybrid hospitality concept, 21 House of Stories

Theo Bortoluzzi
Theo Bortoluzzi

Theo Bortoluzzi moves from Kerten Hospitality to 21 House of Stories, aiming to drive expansion across Europe with innovative hospitality solutions under a unified community-focused brand.

Theo Bortoluzzi, former Business Development Manager of global hospitality firm, Kerten Hospitality has been named Director of Development at Italian hybrid hospitality brand, 21 House of Stories.

Bortoluzzi is joining 21 House of Stories  after over 4 years at Kerten Hospitality where he was responsible for the development and growth of the group’s brands, directly contributing to the signing of 13+ contracts across the EMEA region.

At 21 House of Stories – an innovative Italian hybrid brand that is offering people a place to stay, eat, drink, work and connect, all under one roof – Bortoluzzi will be overseeing the overall development strategy and contributing to bringing the brand’s ambitious growth plans to life. The hotel group is currently pursuing development opportunities through lease and management contracts in metropolitan cities across Europe.

Boertoluzzi said: “I am extremely happy to take on the role of Director of Development and contribute to 21 House of Stories growth. I am looking forward to being part of this team and getting started with confirming many property signings!”

Nicola Accurso, Managing Director of 21 House of Stories said: “It is truly fantastic for Theo to be joining our team at such an exciting time in our journey as we seek expansion across Italy and Europe. With a great record, he is the ideal professional to be a part of our team and I look forward to seeing his success with us.”

21 House of Stories – which was founded on the vision of Alessandro and Mauro Benetton – opened their first hotel in Città Studi in 2020. The brand marked a significant growth milestone in September 2023 with the launch of their second property in the Navigli neighborhood of Milan.

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