Meet the Team

MALISSE SINITO
PRESIDENT, MILLENNIA HOSPITALITY GROUP

Malisse Sinito has over thirty years experience in the restaurant industry. She graduated from Baldwin-Wallace College and immediately went to work with Frank Sinito, Chief Executive Officer of the Millennia Companies. Together, in 1992 they opened The Lockkeepers Inn, a small historic tavern that was renovated into an upscale steak and seafood restaurant. They soon outgrew their space and Frank began construction on a new Lockkeepers restaurant, office, and retail development named Thornburg Station. The new Lockkeepers opened in 2001 and has consistently been a dining landmark in the Cleveland area.

On September 5, 2017, Malisse opened Marble Room Steaks & Raw Bar in the opulent bank hall of the historic Garfield Building. With two restaurants, Millennia Hospitality Group was formed to own and manage dining venues within properties owned by Millennia Companies. In March, 2018, Il Venetian, a modern Italian restaurant, opened in Key Tower. Il Venetian features hand crafted pastas and specialties by Venetian-born chef Alberto Leandri. Additionally, Il Venetian Doughnuts & Gelato and Marble Room Sushi, two carry-out restaurants, opened in the lobby of Key Tower.

 

SONNY GORUSHANOVICH
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS, MILLENNIA HOSPITALITY GROUP

Sonny is a food and beverage operations professional with more than 20 years of industry experience and a proven record of accomplishment. He has led high performing teams at critically acclaimed restaurants such as the 4-star Jean George in New York and Fontainebleau Resort-Scarpetta Restaurant in Miami Beach.

After earning a degree in hospitality management from Arizona State University, Gorushanovich began his culinary career in 1995 as a bar manager with Norwegian Cruise Lines in Miami. He took his first general management role in 2000 at AZUL at the Mandarin Oriental, Miami. Since then, Gorushanovich’s drive and vision has contributed to the success of Meat Market Miami, Restaurant Pearl, and Donovan House in Washington D.C.

He most recently traveled to Dubai and successfully opened Nikki Beach Resort and Club for Nikki Beach Miami, where he worked with development of four restaurants, beach club and nightclub for Nikki Beach Resorts.

After nearly two decades of paying his dues in the hospitality industry, Gorushanovich brings a wealth of experience to the hospitality management company, and is instrumental in the success of the recently opened Marble Room Steaks and Raw Bar, Il Venetian, Il Venetian Gelato and Doughnuts, St. Clair Ballroom, and Marble Room Sushi.

 

 

ANGELA FRATO
MANAGER OF PEOPLE AND CULTURE

 

 

 

 

 

Symone Frieson

 

SYMONE FRIESON
ASSISTANT TO DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS