CABO SAN LUCAS, BCS, MX (November 25, 2010) — The Villa Group Resorts Collection announces the appointment of Paul Moreno as general manager and director of operations of Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto, the newest addition to the breathtaking Baja Peninsula. In this position, Moreno will oversee pre-opening stages and post-opening operations at the five-star Mexico resort, which will start welcoming guests in early 2011.
Moreno, a 26-year veteran of the hospitality industry, has held tenures in the United States, Europe, Asia, Latin America and the Mexican Riviera. With previous experience working for the Villa Group Resort Collection as VP of operations at Villa del Palmar Puerto Vallarta from 1998 to 2003, Moreno has returned to the company in a new role. Most recently, Moreno served as vice president of operations at Bajamex Commercial Real Estate and Consulting, where he oversaw a 61-unit luxury hotel boutique with a fractional ownership and a 41-unit hotel boutique and timeshare. Moreno previously served as vice president of operations for Logan Hotels and Resorts in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, and as general manager and managing director of the Grand Baja Resort and Spa in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management from the Hotel School of Nice. Moreno is fluent in Spanish, French and English and also speaks conversational Indonesian, Malay, Portuguese and Italian.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Paul back to the Villa Group Resorts team,” said Owen Perry, co-owner of Villa Group Resorts. “This is such an exciting time for us, launching our first property in this new and exciting vacation destination. With his incredible knowledge of the brand and experience overseeing pre-opening phases of luxury 5-star Mexico resorts, Paul is the perfect fit for our team. We know he will play an integral part in establishing Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto as a world-class destination with incredible service, enticing guests to return year after year.”
Set in a spectacularly secluded area along the Sea of Cortez and with views of the neighboring majestic Sierra de la Giganta mountains, Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto will feature 171 ocean-front villas, tennis courts, free-form multi-level swimming pools, gourmet restaurants, and a 35,000 square-foot spa and fitness center. Surrounded by the natural beauty of the destination, Villa del Palmar is the first property in the Villa Group Resort’s planned 1,800 acre development, “Danzante Bay,” which will feature seven resort hotels, 240 home sites, additional restaurants and a Rees Jones golf course.
About The Villa Group
The Villa Group was founded in 1984 and is one of Mexico’s leading privately owned hotel, resort and real estate development companies. The portfolio includes beachfront destination resorts, exclusive fractional and full ownership luxury real estate developments, and a secluded mountaintop boutique retreat. The collection includes: Cabo San Lucas – Villa La Estancia, Villa del Arco, Villa del Palmar and Hotel Santa Fe; Puerto Vallarta – Villa del Palmar, Garza Blanca Preserve and Villa del Mar; Nuevo Vallarta – Villa del Palmar Flamingos and Villa La Estancia; Sierra Madre Mountain Range – Sierra Lago Resort & Spa. Villa del Palmar Cancun will open in December 2010 in addition to the Loreto developments. For more information visit www.VillaGroupResorts.com. Follow Villa Group Resorts on www.facebook.com/villagroup and www.twitter.com/villagroup.
SOURCE: The Villa Group