Gino Belmonte graduated from Roosevelt University with a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management. Gino completed the General Managers Certification Training and has a Certified Hotel Administrator (CHA) designation through the Education Institute of the American Hotel & Lodging Association. Since 2003, Gino Belmonte has been employed by American Fidelity Mortgage Service Inc., as Senior Loan Officer dealing exclusively in home mortgages. He has won the Top Producer Award every year. Gino has worked very closely with his father, Steve Belmonte on various areas of franchise development and franchise sales.
Michael Belmonte has been closely connected to the hospitality industry his entire life through the influence of his father, Steve Belmonte. As a young child attending conferences to a young adult working by Steve’s side in the business of hotel management as well as franchise negotiations. Michael attended Cabrini College in Radnor, Pennsylvania where he majored in Business Administration. During that time Michael volunteered as a local firefighter and took on an internship launching his own business. Michael has worked very closely with Steve Belmonte on various areas of franchise development and franchise sales. Before taking over as President in 2012, Michael had been training with Steve on day-to-day franchise negotiations. Along with his father, Michael is a fair franchising advocate.
Since becoming the youngest general manager in the history of Holiday Inn at the age of 18 and later operating the hotel he started at, to holding the title of longest standing President and CEO of a national franchised hotel chain while at the helm of the Ramada hotel chain, Steven J. Belmonte brings new meaning to the phrase “from the mailroom to the Boardroom.”