Ignazio and Maggio Cipriani are the fourth generation of a family who has been breathing restaurants, hospitality and service since 1931 when Giuseppe Cipriani Senior opened Harry’s Bar in Venice on the first floor of an abandoned rope factory. Eighty years later, the Ciprianis have made a name for themselves by instituting a superior hospitality formula, one that always ensures that each guest’s visit to one of their numerous restaurants is unique, not replicable and leaves them with memories they want to experience over and over.
Though Giuseppe had humble ambitions with his first bar in Venice, today the Cipriani brand has properties in some of the world’s finest cities, like New York (with four restaurants, a specialty store, two landmarked banquet halls, a Cipriani branded Club Residences and a lounge), London, Hong Kong, Venice, Porto Cervo Sardinia, and the newly launched Yas Island/Abu Dhabi and Istanbul locations.
Having recently taken over the business’s operations, Ignazio and Maggio are also developing Mr. C, their own independent hospitality concept which will unfold in Los Angeles late Spring 2011. Within steps to Rodeo Drive, Mr. C hotel and restaurant represent a comfortable, elegant, timeless home for today’s traveler, an old-world environment and European feeling that embodies what Ignazio and Maggio envision as ideal travel experience.
As the logical extension of the values in hospitality they grew up with, Maggio and Ignazio are excited about their new venture in luxury living. “We have a formula that works,” Ignazio explained. “So, we don’t want to change it too much.”
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