Rusconi to Depart Orient-Express

After 30 years of service, Dr. Natale Rusconi, managing director of Hotel Cipriani, Venice and vice president of Orient-Express Hotels, has decided to step down from both posts effective December 31. Maurizio Saccani, managing director of the company's three other hotels in Italy, will expand his responsibilities to include Hotel Cipriani from September 1, when he will assume the role of managing director for Italy, a press release stated. The hotelier added that it hopes Dr. Rusconi would continue to work with Orient-Express Hotels in an executive advisory role. Visit [www.orient-express.com].