About Me

I am a certified Six Sigma Green Belt with over 30 years of experience and expertise in the hospitality industry working across Europe for leading hotel chains including Marriott International, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Penta Hotels, and InterContinental Hotels.

Although originally from Italy, I have lived and worked in Poland since 1997 progressing my career in hospitality management and developing specialist expertise within the sector in a variety of executive positions.

Between 1997 and 2002 I held the position of Food & Beverage Director at the Sheraton Warsaw, before being promoted to Executive Assistant Manager at the Westin Warsaw Hotel. I joined during the exceptionally busy pre-opening phase and managed the team successfully thereafter to being awarded the best Westin Hotel worldwide in 2005. Following this success, I was subsequently promoted in May 2006 to Resident Manager at The Sheraton Warsaw Hotel, a position that I held until mid-2008.

During my career with Starwood Hotels and Resorts, I developed extensive knowledge and expertise of Food & Beverage operations including Culinary Concepts, Kitchen Design & Layout and Conference Centers.
I utilized this expertise to advise on a variety of cross- region hotel projects in Cracow, Poznan, Sopot, Warsaw, Mikołajki, Zagreb, Kiev, and Tirana.

In 2008 after many years with the corporation, I left to start my own hospitality consultancy business in Warsaw.

However, in early 2016, I paused my independent consultancy work to become the General Manager at the Sheraton Sopot Hotel and subsequently successfully lead the team through the integration process to the new Marriott International System in 2018. After three years at Sheraton Sopot, I took the decision to step down in February 2019 and restarted my independent consultancy activity, joining Fortech Consulting as a partner in 2020.

Throughout my career, I have gained extensive experience of the Polish hospitality market and besides my native Italian, I speak fluent Polish, German and English.

Certified Professional Courses taken

· Behavioral Interviewing
· Blue Ocean Strategy
· Building Competitive Advantage -Management Centre Europe
· Coaching and Mentoring Skills -Udemy
· Executive Decisions Making -E Cornell
· Leadership by Leading Starwood
· Leading Culture Change at Starwood
· Managing Inclusion by Starwood
· Managing People More Effectively -E Cornell
· Microsoft Excel for Project Management -Udemy
· Project Management – Udemy
· Safety, food hygiene (HCCP) & Legionella Training
· Six Sigma Green Belt
· Starwood Grow Global (General Management)
· Strategy for Management Consultants - Udemy
· Thomas Personal Profile Analysis Test -Thomas International
· Time Management by TMI

Emanuele Dalnodar

Owner / Founder