News for the Hospitality Executive
Riviera Maya, MEXICO – July 2011 – Rosewood Mayakobá has named Alejandro Rojas as its new executive chef, overseeing all of the resort’s F&B outlets: Casa del Lago, Punta Bonita and Agave Azul Tequila Library.
Rojas, a native of Chile, brings more than 15 years of professional experience to Rosewood Mayakobá, including roles as Executive Chef at the Mandarin Oriental Riviera Maya and Executive Chef at Hotel Esencia, a member of Small Luxury Hotels. Prior to that, Rojas held various professional culinary roles in Houston, TX where he graduated from the Art Institute of Houston with a Culinary Arts Degree.
“I’m looking forward to being part of this culinary team and being able to bring new ideas, methods and concepts to an already fabulous group of cooks and chefs,” Rojas stated. “Rosewood Mayakobá has an incredible reputation in the luxury market and I’m eager to help maintain that position in regard to its culinary offerings and service.”
As Executive Chef, Rojas’ responsibilities include menu development, hiring, cost control, budgeting, staffing and all operations of Casa del Lago, Punta Bonita and Agave Azul.
“Alejandro has an incredible vision and energy, two essential traits in overseeing multiple dining establishments in a luxury resort such as Rosewood Mayakobá,” commented Regional Vice President and Managing Director of Rosewood Mayakobá, Pablo Graf. “We saw a lot of candidates and he stood out in the culinary crowd.”
Rosewood Mayakobá sits in the heart of a 1600-acre resort enclave in the Riviera Maya. Built along winding lagoons and a mile long arc of pristine beach, this oasis of indulgence offers 128 suites with private plunge pools, rooftop sundecks, garden showers, individual docks and the finest in-room design and details. Resort amenities include a signature Greg Norman championship golf course, fine dining at Casa del Lago and Punta Bonita, RoseBuds™ for Children, and Sense, A Rosewood Spa®, which is designed around a cenote, one of the sacred water wells of the ancient Mayans, and sits on a private island. The resort is built to abide by the highest of eco-standards, offering indulgence with awareness, and has just been awarded the Rainforest Alliance Certification.
About Rosewood Hotels & Resorts:
Founded in 1979 and headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® manages one-of-a-kind luxury properties in the world’s most desired destinations. Rosewood properties embrace the company’s A Sense of Place® philosophy, reflecting the history, architecture, scale and sensibilities of the destination. With 19 properties in eight countries, the Rosewood collection includes some of the most legendary hotels and resorts in the world, including Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek® in Dallas, The Carlyle in New York, Rosewood Little Dix Bay on Virgin Gorda, as well as contemporary classics such as Rosewood Sand Hill® in California, Rosewood San Miguel de Allende® in Mexico, and, now, Rosewood Tucker’s Point in Bermuda. Rosewood also offers Sense® spa – featuring treatments reflective of the location’s culture and natural environment – available exclusively at select properties.
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