co-founder and chief executive officer
Aparium Hotel Group
Mario possesses a rare combination of legal, business and entrepreneurial experience. His extensive knowledge of investment, capital structure, and control elements of the business world has allowed him to guide companies to success. Prior to co-founding Aparium Hotel Group, Mario was the President and Managing Partner of the Elysian Hotel Group – the company responsible for Elysian Hotel Chicago (now the Waldorf Astoria Chicago).
Mario began as a real estate and finance lawyer at a large international firm. He handled the negotiations and consummation of numerous transactions for large hotel management companies including Ritz Carlton, Rosewood, Four Seasons, and Starwood Brands.