Franco Roscioli, a lifetime dedicated to Skal.
Skal International Assembly, on the occasion of the 78th International World Congress, appointed Franco Roscioli to Membre d’Honneur of Skal International. Congratulations and a triple Skal.
L’Assemblea dello Skal International, riunita al Congresso Mondiale Skal a Hyderabad in occasione del 78 International World Congress, ha approvato la nomina di Franco Roscioli a Membre d’honneur dello Skal International. Congratulazioni vivissime ed un immenso triplice Skal.
Franco Roscioli, a veteran in the tourism business in Italy and in Rome, is the owner of the five 4 star Roscioli Hotels, four linked to Best Western and one to Hilton. He is one of the senior and most prestigious hoteliers in Rome where his family started operating back in 1932. Franco started his career in the family business in 1945, working up from a young trainee to the position of President and Chairman.
His main hotel is the Hotel Universo where, since 1950, Skål International Roma has had its official and legal Headquarters, one of the oldest Skal Club H.O. in the world, and where the Club’s regular activities and meetings are held.
He graduated from the prestigious Hoteliers Academy in Rome and then studied Hotel Administration at Cornell University in Ithaca, USA. He speaks fluently four languages, besides Italian. Franco Roscioli, a Skal member for about forty years, has been President of the Club for many years and now is the Club Honorary President. For forty years he has attended almost all the monthly Club Roma meetings, all the National Skal Italy meetings as President of Skal Roma and participated in numerous Skal International Congresses around the world. Nowadays he still continues to go every day, six days a week, to Universo Hotel to run his Hotel chain.
Franco has a great importance not only for Roman Tourism but also for Tourism in Italy. He has dedicated so much of his time and energy to maintain Skål International Roma always in the foreground. During his long Skal activity, Franco has worked, daily, in promoting Skal all over Italy and also in developing proselytism by practically helping to open most of the Skal Clubs in Italy.
Surely no one has ever done so much for Skal in Italy as Franco Roscioli.
A life for SKAL.
Franco has also received several awards and honors throughout his careers such as the very prestigious Knight of the Order of Merit for Labour from the Italian Republic, Gold Medal from the Provincial Tourism Authority of Rome, 1st Prize for Excellence of City from Rome and 1st Prize from Fiavet – the Italian Travel Agency Association.
- 1977 to 2017 Member, Skål International Roma
- 1980 to 1994 Board Member, Skål International Roma
- 1995 to 2003 President, Skål International Roma
- 1995 to 2003 Board Member, Skal International Italy
- 2004 to 2017 Honorary President, Skål International Roma
Membre d’Honneur Franco Roscioli between President Antonio Percario and past President Augusto Minei.