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Rosewood Appoints Lionel Alvarez Managing Director of
Las Ventanas al Paraíso, Los Cabos, Mexico


Los Cabos, Mexico, March 10, 2008 - Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, the premier manager of ultra-luxury hotels and resorts, has appointed Lionel Alvarez managing director of internationally renowned Las Ventanas al Paraíso, A Rosewood Resort.

Mr. Alvarez is an accomplished hotelier with three decades of distinguished experience operating luxury properties worldwide. He comes to Las Ventanas from one of Portugal’s most exclusive properties, Aquapura Vale Do Douro Hotel, Villas and Spa, where he was general manager.

“Lionel is the ideal executive to take the reins of Las Ventanas at this historic juncture as the resort enters its second decade of leadership in the ultra-luxury market,” said Bob Boulogne, COO, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts. “With his proven skills and savvy, Lionel will continue the unprecedented success and international recognition of the first 10 years and take Las Ventanas to an even higher level.”

His resume includes serving as general manager of such properties as the Beau Rivage in Mauritius, Aman Resorts’ Hotel Bora Bora, and Paraiso de la Bonita in the Riviera Maya.

Christian Tavelli remains the resort manager overseeing the day-to-day operations of Las Ventanas al Paraíso.

Since it opened in 1997, Las Ventanas has been among the world’s most acclaimed resorts, recognized particularly for its exceptional guest experience. The resort pioneered the luxury market in Los Cabos and remains the destination’s only Five Diamond property.

Las Ventanas features 71 exceptionally spacious suites with exquisite furnishings, unique appointments hand-crafted by Mexican artisans and magnificent views;  signature Baja-Mediterranean cuisine at The Restaurant; the Tequila & Ceviche Bar featuring Mexico’s finest tequilas and most diverse ceviche menu; “Cocina del Fuego” at the Sea Grill, cooked on wood-burning grills;  and the most extensive array of ultra-luxury amenities of any resort from Pool Butlers to a Director of Romance dedicated to making guests’ romantic dreams come true. For reservations: 888-ROSEWOOD (888-767-3966);  from outside the U.S. and Canada, call the resort directly at 52-624-144-2800. 

Las Ventanas is part of Ty Warner Hotels & Resorts, LLC, founded by entrepreneur Ty  Warner to acquire one-of-a-kind, irreplaceable luxury hotels and resorts throughout the world.

Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts manages properties worldwide including Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek and Rosewood Crescent Hotel in Dallas, The Carlyle in New York, CordeValle in San Martin, California, Inn of the Anasazi in Santa Fe, Las Ventanas al Paraíso and Rosewood Mayakobá in Mexico, Hotel Seiyo Ginza in Tokyo, Japan, and a triumvirate of world-class Caribbean properties – Little Dix Bay on Virgin Gorda, Caneel Bay on St. John and Jumby Bay on Antigua. For more information please call 888-ROSEWOOD or visit


Edward Placidi




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