News for the Hospitality Executive
Solaya Hotel &
Resort Names Paolo Sanavia as Chief
PUNTA CANA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – September 26, 2012 – Leading the helm at Solaya Hotel & Resort’s multi-million dollar Eden Roc at Cap Cana, a new luxury resort opening in the Dominican Republic’s most exclusive Cap Cana neighborhood in December 2012, is industry veteran Paolo Sanavia. With nearly 40 years of experience within all sections of the hospitality industry, Sanavia serves as Chief Executive Officer where he oversees all of the day-to-day operations and management decisions regarding the new venture.
"This is such an exciting time to be working in the Caribbean. The company and the destination are both developing at an incredible pace that the future possibilities are endless,” said Sanavia, CEO of Solaya Hotels & Resorts. “I look forward to the property’s grand opening this winter, which will undoubtedly take the destination to the next level.”
With an extensive background amidst luxury and elegance, Sanavia pulls from his native City of Venice, Italy, as well as from his experience working throughout Europe and the Far East and South Africa His attention to detail and meticulous direction make the experience at Eden Roc at Cap Cana unlike any other on the island. For him, the guest experience is priority; it’s not just part of the quality of service, but it is a way of life.
Prior to joining Solaya Hotel & Resorts, Sanavia was the General Manager at numerous 5-Star properties, among them two Kempinski properties, Le Mirador Kempinski in Switzerland and Kempinski Hotel Giardino di Costanza in Italy. He has also served as General Manager and Operational Director at several other properties throughout the region. His international track record of performance at upscale properties throughout the region is certainly undeniable.
Further qualifying his leadership abilities is Sanavia’s impressive professional education, which was developed at the most distinguished academies, among them the School of Management of Lausanne, Switzerland, and Cornell University and Reims Business School of France.His broad curriculum features certificates, trainings and awards like the Golden Helm International Award of Tourism and the Italian Excellence Award by Master Meeting.
About Eden Roc at Cap Cana
Eden Roc at Cap Cana is set to revolutionize the travel and tourism landscape in the Dominican Republic upon its completion in 2012. The resort, the first property by Solaya Hotels & Resorts, consists of 34 freestanding suites that offer its jet-setting guests an unprecedented level of intimate luxury that personifies glamour. Eden Roc at Capa Cana privileges to spoil furtherwith extravagant amenities such as the resort’s full service spa, a Jack Nicklaus signature golf course, a nearby tennis facilities, Caletón Beach Club, Koko Kids Club, five diverse culinary selections and more. For more information, call 1.809.468.7469 or visit www.edenroccapcana.com.
About Solaya Hotels & Resorts
Solaya Hotels & Resorts is a privately held company with its main interest in the development of ultra-luxurious boutique hotels. Eden Roc at Cap Cana will be the first luxury resort from the group and will set the vision and tone for the company’s future growth within the hospitality industry. Solaya was born from the passion and quest for excellence of its founders, who have created a unique concept of intimate luxury.
Sabrina Lacle/Sandra Birbragher
Eden Roc at Cap Cana
1 (809) 469-7469
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