Afroditi Arvaniti

CEO, SLS Cardinal

Afroditi Arvaniti with studies in Athens and Paris and a Master Certificate in Hospitality Management from the Cornell University she started her career with Horizon Travel, one of the best tourist offices with specialization in the congress tourism and incentives.

Then she worked to the Hotel industry by taking over for 4 years the Sales Management & Marketing of Sofitel Capsis in Rhodes & Crete.

She continued her career in January 2003 with Hilton Athens until July 2006 when she took over the Sales and Marketing duties for the Astir Palace Hotels Complex where she had the opportunity to initiate, plan and manage with success one of the most challenging projects in the Mediterranean.

During the last 20 years, Mrs Arvaniti worked and developed with success three new projects: The opening of the new convention centre at Sofitel Capsis Hotel in Rhodes, the re-opening of Hilton Athens and the Complex of Astir Palace Hotels under the new management of Starwood.

Since June 2010 Mrs Arvaniti took over the position of the General Manager of the N.J.V. Athens Plaza as well as Managing Director of VARNIKOS S.A. aiming mainly to lead the company and the hotel  to new era.