Kimpton Grand Roatán Resort & Spa Announces New General Manager

Diego Padula Appointed General Manager of The Recently Opened, Highly Acclaimed Beachfront Resort

Honduras, West Bay Beach, Roatán . May 31, 2024

Kimpton Grand Roatán Resort & Spa, part of IHG Hotels & Resorts' luxury and lifestyle portfolio, has announced the appointment of Diego Padula as General Manager. A seasoned leader in the luxury hospitality industry, Padula brings his wealth of experience to Roatán's first international branded hotel offering.

Originally from Montevideo, Uruguay, Padula joins the leadership team at Kimpton Grand Roatán Resort & Spa with more than 20 years of experience in opening and managing lifestyle hotels across Latin America, the Middle East, and Europe. Padula most recently served as the General Manager of Soho House Mexico City and Mondrian Mexico City Condesa, where he successfully spearheaded the grand openings of both brands' inaugural Latin American properties. Prior to these roles, he spent six years in the Middle East contributing to the grand openings of the W Muscat in Oman and the W Dubai Mina Seyahi in the United Arab Emirates. In 2006, Padula was recognized as "Maître of the Year" by Placer Magazine, the youngest recipient in the award's history.

"I am honored to be appointed as General Manager of Kimpton Grand Roatán Resort & Spa," said Padula. "The opportunity to introduce the Kimpton brand to this stunning destination is incredibly exciting, and I am committed to working with the talented team here to create an unforgettable guest experience that celebrates the unique spirit of Roatán."

Padula continues his successful hospitality career with his new role as General Manager of Kimpton Grand Roatán Resort & Spa, where he will oversee the resort's daily hotel operations, maintain quality standards and ensure guest satisfaction. Padula's global hospitality experience has given him a proven ability to localize and elevate established brands from a guest perspective. He is passionate about creating authentic experiences that reflect the local culture and environment, and he is dedicated to building strong relationships with the community. ABOUT KIMPTON HOTELS & RESTAURANTS

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, part of IHG Hotels & Resorts' luxury and lifestyle portfolio, is the original boutique hotel company, that pioneered the concept of unique, distinctive, design-forward hotels in the United States in 1981. Anchored in one-of-a-kind experiences, the San Francisco-born brand now operates more than 75 hotels and over 100 restaurants, bars, and lounges across urban locations, resort destinations, and up-and-coming markets globally. From inspiring design to forward-thinking flavors that feed the soul, Kimpton spaces and experiences center on its guests. Every detail is thoughtfully curated and artfully delivered so that guest experiences remain meaningful, unscripted, and ridiculously personal. For more information, visit

Diego Padula - Kimpton Grand Roatán Resort & Spa

About Kimpton Grand Roatán Resort & Spa

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