As Director of Sales and Marketing, Marc Andre will spearhead the execution of sales and marketing initiatives of the soon-to-come Live Aqua Beach Resort Punta Cana, a property for the popular lifestyle sensory brand that is slated to open in March 2020. Aside from managing all aspects of the hotel's grand opening, Andre will also oversee and manage sales staff and reservations to maximize revenue and ensure marketing goals are achieved.
Four Seasons Resort Nevis, the award-winning Resort consistently ranked by travellers and travel experts as one of the top resorts in the Caribbean, has named Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts Regional Vice President Yvette Thomas-Henry as its newest General Manager, effective January 2, 2020. Born in St. Thomas, USVI and raised in St. Croix, Thomas-Henry is returning home to the region, becoming the first Caribbean native to serve in the top position in Nevis or any other Four Seasons property in the Caribbean.
The award-winning Landings Resort & Spa by Elegant Hotels in Rodney Bay, St. Lucia, has tapped Arturo Eduardo Avila Zarraga as Executive Chef to take the helm and elevate the resort's international culinary program. Born in Mexico, trained by Japan's best, and experienced in leading world-class culinary programs throughout the Caribbean, Zarraga has his sights set on earning his first Michelin Star at The Landings.
Wrigley, an expert mixologist, has accomplished a lot in over two decades, working within all aspects of the massively diverse international hospitality industry. From running award-winning bars & restaurants in Edinburgh, London, to being an award-winning International Brand Ambassador, Jim's wide-range of expertise has allowed him to work with some of the most prestigious clients and locations.
A Bermudian native, Telford brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the 106-room luxury resort, where he will oversee all functions of the property. Telford's easy going and energetic spirit perfectly complements the resort's playful and vibrant atmosphere. Telford's extensive hospitality career encompasses a management progression starting in food and beverage at the age of 18 where he worked as a bus boy at the Elbow Beach Hotel in Bermuda, then evolving through a variety of other divisions including spa and wellness, activities and rooms, and eventually to operations as a General Manager.
Park Hyatt St. Kitts announces the appointment of travel industry leader Marc Schneider as General Manager. A highly esteemed Hyatt veteran, Schneider will oversee all operations at the distinctive luxury beachfront resort. Set within Christophe Harbour on Banana Bay, Park Hyatt St. Kitts features 126 sustainably-designed guestrooms, three innovative restaurants, a world-class Miraval Life in Balance Spa, and state-of-the-art event spaces.
Valerio Pachetti has been named Executive Chef at St. Lucia’s most iconic resort properties, Jade Mountain and Anse Chastanet, where he will be responsible for overseeing daily food & beverage operations, menu conceptualization, managing back-of-house operations, and implementing new culinary programming. Chef Pachetti hails from Colombia, born to an Italian father and a German mother, and credits his parents with instilling his appreciation of great food from a variety of cultures.
Playa Hotels & Resorts N.V. (NASDAQ: PLYA, "Playa") named Pedro Tomás as General Manager for the highly anticipated, all-inclusive Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana and Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana, set to open Nov. 1, 2019. A Dominican Republic native, Pedro has spent his entire career in hospitality and brings first-hand knowledge to his new role at the flagship resorts for the Hyatt All Inclusive brands. Pedro will oversee the operation of the two resorts which include 750 oceanfront suites on a 40-acre beachfront property.
The brass bell adorning the entryway of The Ocean Club, A Four Seasons Resort rings mighty at the hands of Bahamian Kristen Whyly, returning home as Resort Manager. After more than a decade abroad delighting Four Seasons guests in Thailand, Hawaii and, finally, Washington, DC, the native-born Bahamian returns to his roots. The Ocean Club is the seventh Four Seasons address for Whyly, whose career path has tended more towards resorts but has included city hotels.
sbe, a leading international hospitality group that develops, manages and operates award-winning global hospitality brands, and SLS Baha Mar, the first international SLS property located at Baha Mar resort destination in The Bahamas, are pleased to announce Axel Gasser as Vice President and General Manager. Gasser brings over 20 years of hospitality leadership experience to SLS Baha Mar where he will oversee and lead all hotel operations as well as manage the property's various senior leadership teams while continuing to enhance the guest experience of the flagship property.