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Dmitri Melnikov

Hospitality Operations Management Teacher

General Manager of Solo Sokos Hotel Vasilievsky

Professional achievements:

  • Successful rebranding of the hotel in 2013 (the company went from Sokos as one brand to three sub brands Solo, Original and Break) with a strong shift in service, processes and physical features of the hotel
  • Securing Solo Sokos Hotel Vasilievsky place in top 5 of all the Sokos hotels (at the moment 55 hotels) in customer satisfaction ratings
  • Gaining for the company such clients as FC Zenit and Gazpromneft



  • 2000 — 2005 — Helsinki University of Applied Science, Degree in International Business Administration
  • 1996 — 1999 — Baltic State Technical University "Voenmeh", incomplete higher education, industrial Management faculty


Work experience:

  • From January 2015 — obtained official title of General Manager of Solo Sokos Hotel Vasiliuevsky
  • From summer 2013 — in charge of running operations of Solo Sokos Hotel Vasilievsky as Executive Assitant Manager (acting as GM)
  • 2010 — 2013 — Solo Sokos Hotel Vasilievsky, F&B Director
  • 2009 — 2010 — Sokotel LLC, St. Petersburg, Marketing and PR manager (three hotels in St. Petersburg)
  • 2007 — 2009 — Sokos Hotel Palace Bridge, St. Petersburg, Pre-opening team, F&B Manager
  • 2006 — 2007— Sokotel Oy, Helsinki, Management Trainee program
  • 2005 — 2006 — Helsinki Social Club, Sales representative and DJ
  • 1999 — 2005 — Freelance DJ (played in Helsinki, St. Petersburg, Paris, Berlin, Turku, Tampere, Kuopio, and other towns), journalist (youth culture Russian, Finnish and British magazines)
  • 1998 — 1999 — “Aktivist” city magazine (St. Petersburg office) Marketing and PR manager.
  • Aktivist was an international media company with publishing offices in Finland, Estonia, Sweden, Norway, Poland and Russia