Domenico Palumbo

Domenico Palumbo


Able to adapt to different working environments and communicate effectively with project owners, board of directors, colleagues and clients alike, while maintaining a high profile in the business community and hospitality industry.

Engaging, outgoing individual who will serve as the public face of your organization. My commitment to take "100% ownership" of the responsibilities and tasks assigned to completion is one of my greatest strengths as a manager.

Summary Profile

International hospitality professional, with over fifteen years of experience in exclusive properties in Europe, Middle East and China.                                                 

Creative Sales, Marketing & Business Development Professional

Extensive public & media relations, private club membership sales and a broad-based hospitality industry knowledge enables me to be a valuable team player for any public or private entity who can best utilize my personal, organizational, professional and people-oriented skills.

Entrepreneurial, strategic thinker and planner skilled at utilizing global personal and professional networks and forging partnerships with luxury-goods companies, services and upscale retailers to create unique and successful events marketing and membership sales opportunities.

Groups & Associations

AIHAssociate of the Institute of HospitalityCMAHKMember of the Club Managers' Association of Hong Kong, Macau & ChinaGHCMember of the Global Hoteliers Club

Work experience

Work experience
Sep 2008 - Present

General Manager | Director of Development

Asia-Pacific International Club | Kingold Hospitality

The Kingold Group is a leader throughout China and Asia in the development, marketing and management of distinguished hospitality projects, clubs and resorts. Owned by Kingold, Asia-Pacific International Club provides a sophisticated venue where senior executives, business leaders and their guests can meet, dine and relax in privacy and comfort. Completed the soft opening stage of Asia-Pacific International Club and optimized overall operations system by improving existing policies, procedures and training modules for each department. Initiated and supported promotional events and activities which helped to put the Club 'on the map' while boosting membership growth through elite circles in South China. Established an international network of reciprocal clubs and created concept for the monthly members' newsletter.

Apr 2007 - Aug 2008

General Manager

Old Chengdu Club & Suites

Owned by China Real Estate Development Company Ltd (CRED), which is the largest real estate developer in China, Old Chengdu Club showcases the finest business entertainment facilities while offering Chinese, Japanese, Western and Korean cuisine in its many restaurants and lounges. In addition, the Club also offers 22 guestrooms and suites as well as a complete spa and wellness centre featuring 8 treatment rooms, an indoor swimming pool, a well equipped gymnasium, an aerobics studio. Responsible for all the planning for pre-opening and positioning of the first private Members' business City Club in South-West China ensuring construction and decoration are in accordance with the 5-star deluxe hotel standards set by the National Tourism Bureau of China. 

Mar 2004 - Mar 2007

Club Manager

Shanghai Racquet Club & Apartments

As the flagship ING Real Estate asset in China, Shanghai Racquet Club & Apartments - SRCA - is a unique development, featuring over 400 luxury apartments while providing a diverse range of recreational facilities through the Racquet Club, where over 2500 Members enjoy year around tennis and other racquet sports, swimming, fitness and a full menu of services and activities. Active member of the SRCA Executive Committee reporting directly to the Chief Operating Officer and in charge of membership sales and marketing, customer service, food and beverage, events calendar and overall club operations.Key Achievement   Doubled overall club membership programs, from about 450 memberships in March 2004 to well over 900 memberships by early 2007 

Dec 2001 - Feb 2004

Business Development Manager

Guangzhou Luhu Golf & Country Club

Formerly managed by CCA International Ltd., Guangzhou Luhu Golf & Country Club is ranking among the top achievers both in regards to reputation, performance and financial standing in the Luxury Club Category in China featuring over 3000 members, the most successful Chinese business influencers and executives. Responsible for overall membership sales sponsoring members' relations and interaction to obtain new business and played an active role in executing a number of exclusive events and activities. Key AchievementInstrumental in the organization of the inaugural 'Terry Fox Run' for cancer research held at Luhu with over 3000 participants 


1996 - 1996

Post-Diploma Course

Istituto Tecnico per il Turismo "Flavio Gioia"
1990 - 1995


Istituto Tecnico per il Turismo "Flavio Gioia"


Italian - Mother Tongue

English - Spoken and written fluently

Chinese- Conversational (Mandarin)German - ConversationalFrench - Basic