Hugo Montanari has been appointed as Director of Operations of The Ritz-Carlton, Bangalore. Prior to joining The Ritz-Carlton, Bangalore, Montanari worked at The Plaza Hotel, New York and The Fairmont Dubai. He started his career as an intern at the Restaurant Des Trois Tours, in Switzerland. A French-Italian native, Montanari is a graduate from Lausanne (Switzerland), Hotel Management School in 2006. He is also an athlete and has participated in several sporting events to raise money for community services in New York, London, Bangladesh and India.