Playa Hotels & Resorts has announced the regional appointments of Pedro Tomás and Henry Walther as general managers for Hilton La Romana and Sanctuary Cap Cana, respectively, and Manuel Antonio Perez-Alpuche as general manager for both Hilton Playa del Carmen and Panama Jack Resorts Playa del Carmen.
With more than 70 years of combined hotel management experience, the trio bring unparalleled insight to four of Playa’s all-inclusive resorts in Mexico and the Caribbean.
In announcing the appointments, Alex Stadlin, chief operating officer at Playa Hotels & Resorts, said: “Playa’s footprint in Mexico and the Caribbean continues to grow and accelerate with the onboarding of these leading industry veterans. We aimed to hire general managers who could marry business-minded, revenue-driving acumen with a guest-first mentality that aligned with Playa’s commitment to unrivaled guest experiences. We found those characteristics in Henry, Pedro and Manuel.”
A Dominican Republic native, Pedro Tomás recently transitioned to the role of general manager for the newly rebranded Hilton La Romana resort, which was recently converted from Dreams La Romana in 2018. He will oversee full property renovations, including the integration of family-friendly and adults-only concepts scheduled to be completed by the end of 2019.
A results-oriented career hotelier with longstanding experience in the luxury hotel sector, Henry Walther will oversee the recently reimagined Sanctuary Cap Cana. In his new role, Walther will apply his “bottom-line orientation” to further expand revenue lines for the unique five-star Cap Cana property. Leveraging the property’s recent multimillion-dollar renovation, Walther will strengthen Playa’s brand promise to provide an unparalleled all-inclusive experience at the expansive Punta Cana resort.
Manuel Antonio Perez-Apulche will supervise 757 guest rooms between Hilton Playa del Carmen and Panama Jack Resorts Playa del Carmen. His vast hospitality background ranges from positions in operations and human resources to sales and marketing, with experience in major property improvements and transformations.
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