News for the Hospitality Executive
LOS CABOS, Baja California, Mexico, June 7, 2011 – Las Ventanas al Paraíso, A Rosewood Resort has named Martein van Wagenberg, a highly accomplished hotelier with worldwide experience in operating leading luxury properties, managing director of the Five Diamond resort.
Mr. van Wagenberg, who comes to Las Ventanas with more than 26 years of hospitality experience, has been part of the Rosewood family since October 2004 as managing director of Rosewood Little Dix Bay in Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands.
“A key to a successful resort is finding the right managing director who brings everything to the table, and Martein is the perfect fit for Las Ventanas,” said Bob Boulogne, Chief Operating Officer of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts. “With his vast experience and intimate understanding of the Rosewood philosophy, Martein will not just continue but build upon Las Ventanas’ extraordinary success.”
Historic Little Dix, originally developed in 1964 by Laurance Rockefeller, enjoyed worldwide acclaim for its exceptional service and guest experience during the years Mr. van Wagenberg was managing director. In 2010, it was named #1 Caribbean Destination by Harper’s Hideaway Report.
Prior to Little Dix, for eight years he was general manager of Grace Bay Club in Providenciales, Turks & Caicos, where he developed the young property into an internationally recognized Five-Star resort. He began his career in Europe, holding management positions of increasing responsibility at The Hyatt in Nice, France, The Grosvenor House and Hyde Park Hotel in London and The Grand Hotel in Amsterdam. He was educated at the Hotel Management School in Maastricht, Netherlands and the premier U.S. hotelier program at Cornell University in New York.
Las Ventanas has been among the world’s most heralded resorts since it opened in 1997, celebrated for its personalized service, innovative amenities and romantic ambiance. The resort pioneered the luxury market in Los Cabos and remains the destination’s only property with the prestigious Five Diamond rating, which it has earned for 10 consecutive years.
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Las Ventanas is part of Ty Warner Hotels & Resorts, LLC, founded by entrepreneur Ty Warner for the purpose of acquiring one-of-a-kind, irreplaceable luxury hotels and resorts throughout the world.
About Rosewood Hotels & Resorts
Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts manages luxury properties worldwide including Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek® and Rosewood Crescent Hotel® in Dallas, The Carlyle in New York, The Mansion on Peachtree in Atlanta, Rosewood Sand Hill®, CordeValle and San Ysidro Ranch in California, Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi® in Santa Fe, Las Ventanas al Paraíso, Rosewood Mayakobá and newly opened Rosewood San Miguel de Allende® in Mexico, and a triumvirate of world-class Caribbean properties – Rosewood Little Dix Bay on Virgin Gorda, Caneel Bay on St. John and Jumby Bay on Antigua. Rosewood also offers Sense® spa – featuring treatments reflective of the brand’s signature A Sense of Place® philosophy – available exclusively at select properties.
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