Krezo will be responsible for guiding the establishment through a continued phase of growth and transformation.
He will also take responsibility for welcoming the local community to The Imperial Hotel’s restaurants and bars, Sketch and No. 76.
He holds a master's degree in Tourism and Travel Services Management and a bachelor's degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management.
'A True Gem'
“I am delighted and proud to be welcomed by the Fitzgerald family and look forward to working for such a successful hospitality business in a progressive city that I now call home," said Krezo.
"It’s an honour to be trusted with leading The Imperial Hotel into the future, and I am thrilled to work alongside the dedicated and passionate team who have made this hotel a true gem."
A New Arrival
Krezo worked his way up from bellboy to front office manager in a 5-star hotel in his native Croatia where he said he loved the buzz, the glamour, and especially the hospitality side.
He moved to Ireland in 2014. It was initially not a long-term plan, but Krezo fell in love with the Irish people and Ireland’s focus on hospitality and customer care.
He has been living in North Cork for the past four years with his fiancé Aishling and they are soon to welcome a new arrival.
“We are delighted that Kresimir will lead our dedicated and passionate Imperial Hotel family," said Niamh Fitzgerald, CEO at Louis Fitzgerald Group.
"There is a certain weight of responsibility that comes with heading up a landmark property such as The Imperial Hotel, that has gone from strength to strength over the past number of years, and I am confident that with his extensive experience, knowledge of luxury hotels and alignment with our brand ethos, he will be a huge asset to the whole team."