George Sotelo has been named General Manager of Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, announced Katharine Monahan, Market Vice President, Caribbean & Latin America region for The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. Sotelo will serve at the helm of the exclusive ultra-luxury resort in Puerto Rico which opened December 2012 as the first Reserve property in North America, a new collection of bespoke luxury properties in secluded settings around the world. With its iconic heritage, cherished Laurance Rockefeller legacy and distinctive amenities, the luxury resort in Puerto Rico offers the perfect backdrop for the world's second Reserve location.
"George was hand-selected to oversee Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve for his extensive luxury hotel experience which offers the ideal platform to further build upon Dorado Beach's rich legacy and exceptional success for the Reserve launch in Americas," said Katharine Monahan. "Dorado Beach is truly a rare location once frequented by the likes of Ava Gardner and Joan Crawford, and we're confident George is the perfect fit to continue its prominent legacy," she added.
"Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve is a rare luxury sanctuary that provides unrivaled travel experiences for discerning travelers from around the world and I am honored to be able to contribute to its outstanding distinction as one of the premier luxury hotels globally," added George Sotelo. "The resort has earned its acclaim across the luxury lifestyle spectrum for its array of exclusive amenities and beloved history and I'm eager to lead this iconic natural oasis," he added.
As a seasoned hospitality professional, Sotelo joins Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve with a broad knowledge in ultra-luxury resorts having spent seven years as Hotel Manager of the One&Only Palmilla in Los Cabos, Mexico where he was instrumental in positioning the 173-room hotel as one of the leading luxury resorts in the world that has garnered a host of industry accolades. In addition to various executive roles, he also served as Managing Director for the Trump Hotel Collection in Miami, where he was directly responsible for leading all efforts in repositioning the hotel to a world-class luxury resort.
A native of Colombia and a member of the Luxury Hotelier's Association, Sotelo offers a deep knowledge and vision for quality and excellence that lends itself to creating a premium luxury experience that complements Dorado Beach's luxury portfolio of amenities as the America's only Reserve. Bilingual in Spanish and English, Sotelo is based in Puerto Rico with his wife Simone and three boys George, Sergio and Jayden.
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