Paradisus Los Cabos is pleased to announce the appointment of Teresa Alfonso as the new managing director of the luxury all-inclusive resort. In this new role, Alfonso will be overseeing the day-to-day operations of the property, as well as establishing the overall strategic direction and vision of the resort.
Alfonso has an impressive hospitality career spanning more than 35 years. Prior to joining the Meliá Hotels International family, she worked with Occidental Hotels & Resorts, serving as a general manager, managing director and VP of operations and brand development for a variety of properties. As general manager for Occidental Hotels & Resorts’ Royal Hideaway, Alfonso was instrumental in successfully managing and positioning the hotel as the first all-inclusive property admitted into the LHW program. More recently, she held roles as managing director for The O Property Collection in Turks & Caicos, general manager for Occidental Grand Nuevo Vallarta, and director of asset management consulting for Buchhalter International Group.
“I am so thrilled to be joining the team at Paradisus Los Cabos and furthering my passion for hospitality management,” says Alfonso. “I look forward to contributing to the success of the resort and upholding the property’s reputation as one of the leading hotels of the world.”
Alfonso obtained a degree in international hospitality and tourist management from the Glion Higher Institute of Education in Monteux, Switzerland, as well as an MBA from the Business School ESADE in Madrid, Spain. She also has a degree in hotel design from Cornell University, and an interior design degree from Parsons School of Design. Alfonso has experience in not only hotel openings and operations, but in brand development, financial management and sales and marketing. She is fluent in Spanish, English and Italian.
Paradisus Los Cabos was recently named as one of the “Leading Hotels of the World,” making it the latest addition to a curated collection of independent and distinct luxury hotels. The all-inclusive beachfront property is Paradisus by Meliá’s fourth hotel in Mexico, which opened in December 2016 following a multi-million-dollar renovation. The property features 350 guestrooms including 98 Royal Service Suites with butler service, 30 Family Concierge Suites, and 28 Ocean View Swim-up Suites. Paradisus Los Cabos offers adults-only Royal Service, which allows guests to reconnect with nature and indulge in life’s finer moments with a private butler service, whilst Family Concierge provides a tailored experience for families, at the hand of their efficient Family Concierge, to create everlasting memories. For more info, visit www.melia.com/Paradisus/Los_Cabos.
Paradisus by Meliá is a luxurious, all-inclusive hotel brand owned and managed by Meliá Hotels International, one of the most successful family-owned hotel companies worldwide. The properties are located in some of the world’s most breathtaking destinations as well as emerging hot spots, offering the ultimate guest experience. The luxury hotel brand currently has 11 hotels in Cuba, Dominican Republic and Mexico, such as Paradisus Palma Real and Paradisus Punta Cana (Dominican Republic), Paradisus Cancun, Paradisus Playa del Carmen and Paradisus Los Cabos (Mexico), all surrounded by stunning gardens, with beach-front views that reflect the natural beauty of the destination. 2018 and 2019 will see new openings in Mexico, Costa Rica and Cuba. Committed to health and well-being and environmentally conscious, each resort offers a range of authentic, personalized, Life Enriching Experience activities such as yoga, YHI Spa treatments, water sports and cooking classes. Guests are encouraged to immerse themselves in local experiences, from guided tours and offsite excursions to a superior culinary program available at each resort. Paradisus by Meliá offers unique room categories and luxury upgrade options, including Royal Service (adults only) and Family Concierge (families only), which are ideal for a wide range of guests: couples, family holidays, weddings and business trips. For more info, visit: www.paradisus.com.
Founded in 1956 in Palma de Mallorca (Spain), Meliá Hotels International is one of the largest hotel companies worldwide as well as the absolute leader within the Spanish market, with more than 370 hotels (current portfolio and pipeline) throughout more than 40 countries and 4 continents under the brands: Gran Meliá, Meliá Hotels & Resorts, Paradisus by Meliá, ME by Meliá, INNSIDE by Meliá, Tryp by Wyndham and Sol Hotels. The strategic focus on international growth has allowed Meliá Hotels International to be the first Spanish hotel company with presence in key markets such as China, the Arabian Gulf or the US, as well as maintaining its leadership in traditional markets such as Europe, Latin America or the Caribbean. Its high degree of globalization, a diversified business model, the consistent growth plan supported by strategic alliances with major investors and its commitment to responsible tourism are the major strengths of Meliá Hotels International, being the Spanish Hotel leader in Corporate Reputation (Merco Ranking) and one of the most attractive to work worldwide. For more info, visit www.meliahotelsinternational.com.