We are the 3rd generation of the Schuler family managing the Hotel Villa Schuler with love and passion.
May we introduce you our wonderful staff, most of them with us since many years and each keen on making you feel as comfortable as possible during your stay at Hotel Villa Schuler.
Christine and Gerhard Schuler
JULIA is our Management Assistant and Financial Controller. She has been very dedicated to the hotel’s fortune since many years now. Being most amiable she has the accuracy and assertiveness needed for her tasks. Her mother is German, her father Sicilian. She speaks Italian, English, German and French.
CLAUDIA joined our reception staff in 2018. Born in Taormina, German mother and Sicilian father, she speaks Italian, good English and German and some French. With a solid ten year experience in 5 star hotels, she carries out her work with passion, seriousness and kindness.
LUANA joined us in 2009. She is Receptionist Secretary with passion. Her gentle and emphatic attitude is unique. Her mother is Sicilian, her father Neapolitan. Born and grown up in Switzerland she speaks Italian, English and German and excellently combines Sicilian charm with Swiss precision.
ROSWITHA is our Receptionist Secretary from Austria. Before she joined us she worked for a renowned tour operator. Solid and steady she is also gifted with a special Austrian sense of humor. She speaks Italian, English and German and works at Hotel Villa Schuler since many years.
KAREN is our youngest Receptionist Secretary. Born and raised in Belgium she is very talented in languages speaking Italian, English, German, French and Dutch. Having worked as a travel guide for many years, worldwide and in Sicily, she is the perfect advisor to your tailor-made excursions and trips.
NATHALIE joined our reception team at the beginning of the 2021 season. Born in Belgium, she studied hotel management and tourism and worked in the UK, Malta, Spain and Dubai, among other places, before making Taormina her adopted home. With her five foreign languages and previous experiences in 4 and 5-star hotels, she is ideally prepared to reinforcing the Villa Schuler team.
The Breakfast team
MARIA is our breakfast chef. Born and raised in Romania she works at Villa Schuler since 2013. Whatever happens, she always keeps calm and friendly. Pastry cook by trade, she prepares your breakfast à la carte with passion and skill. Not to be missed: her delicious fruit sorbets and her home made cakes.
ROSARIA works at Hotel Villa Schuler since 2006. Cooking has always been her passion, so with the season 2017 she switched from the housekeeping crew to the breakfast kitchen crew. Born in Sicily she is blessed with a most cheerful character. While working hard she never loses her wonderful camaraderie nor her contagious smile.
ROSITA serves breakfast since 2014. Taorminesian to the core and with a great passion for theatre and literature, she has gained valuable experiences in the hospitality industry before joining us. She speaks good English and with her charme and kindness she will brighten up your day from the beginning.
Bar, Valet & Night Service
MARCO is responsible for the bar service. He speaks Italian, English and German (which he learned from his German grandma) and is the most passionate cocktail mixer far and wide. Try one of his “Apple Passion” or ask for your personal “Surprise Cocktail”!
CHRISTIAN has been part of our team since the 2021 season. Born in Taormina to a Sicilian father and a Swedish mother, he looked beyond his native Sicily at an early age. He speaks fluent Italian and English and a little Swedish. Stockholm, Helsinki, London and Malta are among the stations of his professional life so far in renowned hotels and restaurants. Polite and attentive, quick and composed, he never loses the overview.
LUIGI is our Night Porter since 2001. With his calm and diplomatic approach and his good knowledge of Italian, English and German, he is the one who takes care of all night services. He also serves your breakfast before hours in case of early departure or excursions.
MARIA is our Head Housekeeper and is responsible for the cleanliness and tidiness of the rooms. She works at Hotel Villa Schuler since 1992. With her patient and gentle character she puts her team into good humor even during the most busy moments.
MARIA joined the chambermaid’s team in 2014. With over a decade’s experience at renowned hotels in Taormina and with her smart, diligent and friendly approach she quickly won her collegues‘ hearts and perfectly integrated herself into our team.
CRISTINA is our youngest team member. After some previous experiences in the tourist industry, with the season 2019 she started a training as a housekeeping staff member at Villa Schuler. Serene, friendly and determined to match the skill level of her collegues as soon as possible, she has been immediately warmly welcomed by the entire Villa Schuler team.
STEFANIA joined our staff with the beginning of the season 2016. She mainly takes care of our laundry service which is all done in the hotel. With her long-time experience in luxury hotels and her calm and friendly character she matches perfectly our housekeeping crew. She knows that linen dried in the Sicilian sun just smell better.
Housetec & Garden
SARO is our Maintenance & IT Technician since 2006. He knows every detail inside the Hi-Tec inner life of Hotel Villa Schuler and takes care of all necessary maintenance. His rule is “80/20” believing that 80% of hotel maintenance should be preventive. He also parks client’s cars and helps if computer problems should occur.
PIPPO is our Head Gardener. Born in Taormina he lived in Argentina and Denmark before returning to Sicily. He speaks Italian, English, Spanish and Danish and knows every plant by its latin name. He believes in organic gardening and says that talking to plants actually helps them grow greener.