The Santa Maria Hotel & Golf Resort Welcomes New General Manager
Seasoned Hotelier, Hector Rodriguez Ladevèze, Joins Panama's Leading Luxury Hotel
The Santa Maria, a Luxury Collection Hotel & Golf Resort, is proud to announce the appointment of Hector J. Rodriguez Ladevèze as General Manager. A seasoned industry veteran, Hector will lead the 182-room luxury hotel that caters to business and luxury leisure travelers.
"Hector has an exceptional understanding of the international luxury travel market having worked with global brands in both urban and resort destination settings. We look forward to seeing his vision for the Santa Maria come to fruition throughout 2021 and in the years to come," said Glenn Simon, Chief Operating Officer of VerdeAzul Hotels.
Hector joins The Santa Maria Hotel with more than 20 years of hospitality management experience having led and opened hotels and resorts in Dubai, New York, Paris, Spain, Greece, and Costa Rica. A veteran of Marriott International, he has held various management positions and most recently served as General Manager at W Costa Rica - Reserva Conchal. Throughout his career, Hector has been instrumental in developing effective sales and marketing campaigns and food and beverage concepts with brands including The Luxury Collection, W Hotels, Jumeirah, Westin, and Le Meridien.
"I am delighted to join The Santa Maria Hotel team and to work alongside them to continue pushing the boundaries of luxury service and consolidate the property as its leading venue," said Hector. "Our goal is to continue developing Panama´s only urban resort and welcoming discerning travelers seeking an authentic connection to the destination. Panama is a highly sought-after destination for global travelers, and we are thrilled to accompany guests to explore this unique and rich country through the lens of The Luxury Collection brand."
Hector holds a bachelor's degree in International Hospitality Management and an associate degree in Financial Management from Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne in Switzerland. He is multilingual, a fluent speaker of French, English, Spanish and Italian.
Located in Panama City and a short flight from major cities in the U.S., The Santa Maria Hotel is an urban resort offering travelers a wide range of luxury accommodations and amenities including chef-driven restaurants, experienced concierge services led by Les Clefs d'Or, a world-class spa, custom curated destination experiences, the complimentary enjoyment of the resort´s on-site sports facilities, and access to the only Championship Nicklaus-design 18-hole championship golf course in Panama City.