Playa Hotels & Resorts Names Fernando Cardoso Lopez General Manager of Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta

USA, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. May 06, 2019

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."

Subscribe to our newsletter
for more Hotel Newswire articles

Related News

Choose a Social Network!

The social network you are looking for is not available.

Coming up in September 2019...

Hotel Group Meetings: Uncommon Destinations

The last few years have been good to the Hotel Group Meetings industry and that trend is expected to continue into 2019. Planners are brimming with confidence due to an expanding economy and increased job creation, which typically results in a boost in corporate meetings. Given this promising outlook, planners are trying to outdo themselves to satisfy the high expectations of their clients. One notable trend is to integrate unusual settings into the meeting experience, hosting groups at local zoos, aquariums, museums, event centers, or other outdoor facilities. The goal is to embrace uncommon destinations, rather than a typical hotel conference room, so that meetings can be memorable, unique and stimulating. This is also part of another trend which is to support all things local - from hosting events at landmark city venues; to catering through local restaurants, food trucks and microbreweries; to hosting off-site excursions like agri-tours, athletic events or scenic 5k routes. However, though the setting might be spectacular, there are still some bedrock components that must be provided to ensure a successful meeting. Free, high-speed Wi-Fi is still one of the most requested services. Planners have to make sure that a comprehensive communication infrastructure is in place so clients can easily connect - and stay connected - to the network throughout the entire meeting experience. Also, technology tools can be used to streamline the booking, registration, and check-in process, and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) materials can be utilized to ensure seamless access to conference events. There are also numerous software tools that encourage audience participation, as well as integrating polls, Q&A, surveys and games into speakers' presentations. The September Hotel Business Review will examine issues relevant to group meetings and will report on what some hotels are doing to promote this sector of their operations.