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18 July, 2021

The Heart of the San Pietro

The people who make the place

It is no secret that the San Pietro’s strength is its staff. In all our guest surveys there is one consistent thread that repeats itself over and over. Without fail, nearly all speak with the highest praise for the San Pietro staff, for their professional yet personal approach to their jobs, their smiles, their sense of humour and their attention to every small detail that ensures our guests have a magical, comfortable and unforgettable stay. There is little doubt that our personnel are the heart and soul of the San Pietro. Many starting out at ISP when they were young have grown together with the hotel over decades.

But so rarely do the staff speak for themselves, we decided to turn the mic over to them, to find out what their relationship is with the San Pietro. We went around to the different departments, asking a simple question. “What is the San Pietro to you?”

 

Gianna Capriglione

Gianna Capriglione

Head of Housekeeping department

8 years at the San Pietro

“It is a big family, we feel good here, we all love each other and we have beautiful clients.”

 

Ciro (Pellicano) D’Urso

Waiter

39 years at the San Pietro

“For me, the Cinque family are my family. Nobody has done the kinds of things for me that they have done.”

 

 

 

Marialuisa Cuccaro

Spa Manager

20 years at the San Pietro

“To describe it in a nutshell is difficult but I’ll try…I have worked 20 years at the San Pietro and the word I feel most describes the San Pietro is HOME. In recent years I have taken several training courses where I have met many people and compared myself to them, and I have understood how lucky I am to work in this great family.”

 

Pasquale Cuomo

Sommelier Salvatore Marrone tasting Fiano wine bottles at Hotel Il San Pietro di Positano,Relais & Chateaux on the Amalfi coast

Head cook at Carlino

13 years at the San Pietro

“It is everything.”

 

Salvatore (Sal Brown) Marrone

Head sommelier

31 years at the San Pietro

“It is the most beautiful place to work at in the world.”

 

Agostino Piccolo

Sales and Marketing Director

22 years at the San Pietro

“The San Pietro is a great inspiration for all and one of my life teachers. It is where my two worlds, private and public, come together and forge my existence. When they say the San Pietro is a big family, it is not a marketing slogan, it is the exact feeling we who work here have and that our guests have as well.”

 

Alois in the kitchen of Hotel Il San Pietro di Positano,Relais & Chateaux on the Amalfi coast

Alois Vanlangenaeker

Chef at Zass restaurant

20 years at the San Pietro

“The San Pietro is the luxury of simplicity.”

 

Lorenzo (Shilton) Saprio

Revenue manager

26 years at the San Pietro

“The San Pietro is like a second family. Its strength is ensuring that you always feel an integral part of making it something special.”

 

Christina D’Urso

Receptionist

8 years at the San Pietro

“For me the San Pietro is my second family.”

 

Andrea Zana, General Manager of Il San Pietro di Positano

 

 

Andrea Zana

General manager

9 years at the San Pietro

“The San Pietro is so many things. It belongs to a famous family involved in hospitality for three generations, who consider this place more like a home than a hotel. It carries a lot of passion. Our people are very important in this hotel and all of them do their best to provide a memorable service to our guests. And of course, we have an incredible location with the best views overlooking Positano and the coast.”

 

Kristoff (My Friend) Deptula

Dishwasher

17 years at the San Pietro

“I find myself at home here, it is familiar, tranquil, where I feel happiest.”

 

 

Sabatino Cinque

Beach Club manager

35 years at the San Pietro

“It is my second home, there is nothing else to say.”

 

 

 

 

Massimo Porzio

Maìtre’d at Carlino restaurant

10 years at the San Pietro

The San Pietro is like a second home, a place where you spend a lot of time for a great period of the year. And even after 10 years, I am never tired of appreciating its beauty.

 

Pasquale (Palamito) Acampora

Poolside manager

41 years at the San Pietro

“The San Pietro is my life, especially since the greatest part of it has been spent here. I am the luckiest of everyone because my house overlooks the hotel so I wake up in the morning and go to bed at night looking at the San Pietro. During the winter I even sleep at the hotel as night guardian.

I believe our strength is in humility. All of us working here have our roles, but we are also willing to jump in and give a hand wherever there is a need, because we are all equal and all in the same boat.”

 

Giuseppe Caso, Head Concierge

Giovanni Capiello

Head gardener

16 years at the San Pietro

“It has become home to me, knowing my colleagues and the Cinque family. It is a beautiful place and it is always better to work somewhere you love doing the kind of job you love. I have stayed so many years because it is a pleasure to work here.”

 

Giuseppe Caso

Head Concierge

40 years at the San Pietro

“I have to say the San Pietro is everything, I could say so much but this is the only way to encapsulate it. It is everything.”

 

 

 

 

 

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