Niagara Gazette — The International Hotelier of the Year Award went to Zucchetti, a graduate of the Hosta Hotel & Tourism School and the highly regarded Hotel Institute in Montreux. Zucchetti was named general manager of Villa d’Este in 2005. By January 2012, he took over as managing director of the Villa d’Este Group, succeeding the legendary Jean-Marc Droulers. Zucchetti has been instrumental in placing dozens of NU students in summer internships in Lake Como over the past 10 years. In 2012, Virtuoso Travel Week named Zucchetti its Hotelier of the Year, an honor given to those who exemplify .a commitment to delivering exceptional experiences for clients.