Playa Hotels & Resorts Names Fernando Cardoso Lopez General Manager of Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta
Playa Hotels & Resorts N.V. (NASDAQ: PLYA, "Playa") has named Fernando Cardoso Lopez the general manager of Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta. As general manager, Cardoso will oversee the day-to-day operations of the all-inclusive resort, located on the famed Banderas Bay.
A native of Mexico City, Cardoso has spent the greater part of the last two decades working in management positions throughout Mexico and Latin America. Fluent in four languages, Lopez is a results-oriented leader with deep-rooted experience in the hospitality industry and comes to Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta with a wealth of knowledge to complement the resort's existing management team.
As one of the initial resorts that launched under the Hyatt Ziva brand in 2014, AAA Four Diamond-rated Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta has recently undergone several noteworthy enhancements including the renovation of the 87-room Club Tower, the addition of new signature swim-up suites and an expansion of Blaze, the resort's most popular dining outlet. These updates and more will be brought to light under Cardoso's leadership.
Cardoso, who attended Southwestern College in San Diego, California has since earned a number of post-graduate certifications, including the completion of the General Manager's Program at Cornell University. He has a Green Belt Certification in Six Sigma and is an active member of several hospitality organizations including Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International.
"With a background entrenched in global luxury brands and proven dedication to creating an unmatched guest experience, Fernando's unique understanding and pragmatic approach to hospitality make him an ideal addition to the Playa family in Puerto Vallarta," said Alex Stadlin, Chief Operating Officer at Playa Hotels & Resorts. "We're excited to have him expand upon the solid foundation in place and take Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta to the next level."