Belmond El Encanto Appoints Colleen Huther as General Manager and Rob Roche as Director of Sales and Marketing

/Belmond El Encanto Appoints Colleen Huther as General Manager and Rob Roche as Director of Sales and Marketing

Belmond El Encanto Appoints Colleen Huther as General Manager and Rob Roche as Director of Sales and Marketing

|2019-02-14T14:17:32+00:00February 14th, 2019|

Belmond Ltd. is thrilled to announce that Rob Roche and Colleen Huther have joined the team as Director of Sales and Marketing and General Manager, respectively, to oversee the historic Santa Barbara Resort, Belmond El Encanto.

Rob joins the team with more than 20 years of experience across luxury hotel brands that include St. Regis, Rosewood Hotels and Resorts and Four Seasons Hotels. Most recently while working with The Peninsula Beverly Hills, he was responsible for implementing strategic goals for the principle teams across its Reservations, Sales, Advertising, E-Commerce, Social Media and Public Relations departments.

Colleen joins the property with over 30 years of luxury hotel experience working for international hotel brands including Hilton, Accor, and Marriott. She joins Belmond from the Hilton Checkers in Los Angeles, CA where she was General Manager. Prior to that, she was General Manager of the Hilton Santa Clara Hotel, CA.

Today, Belmond El Encanto continues to be a luxurious escape – having just received the Forbes 5-Star recognition for the fifth consecutive year in 2018 – and catering to couples, wellness-seekers, wine lovers, families, foodies, and Hollywood’s elite. Belmond El Encanto features 92 luxuriously designed bungalows and suites set in seven acres of lush historic gardens with sweeping views over Santa Barbara and the Pacific Ocean beyond. The property features distinct styles of early Santa Barbara architecture – California Craftsman and Spanish Colonial Revival — and original and nostalgic settings remain throughout, such as the trellis-lined Arbor and Lily Pond. The iconic resorts offer a variety of activities and amenities for today’s modern luxury-seeking guest, including a zero-edge pool and state-of-the-art fitness offerings, a boutique spa featuring ocean-inspired treatments, and coastal California cuisine exquisitely paired with an extensive wine selection derived from vineyards near and far.

About Belmond Ltd.

Belmond Ltd. is a global collection of exceptional hotel and luxury travel adventures in some of the world’s most inspiring and enriching destinations. Established almost 40 years ago with the acquisition of Belmond Hotel Cipriani in Venice, the Company owns and operates 48 unique and distinctive hotel, rail and river cruise experiences in many of the world’s most celebrated destinations. From city landmarks to intimate resorts, the collection includes Belmond Grand Hotel Europe, St. Petersburg; Belmond Copacabana Palace, Rio de Janeiro; Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa, Riviera Maya; and Belmond El Encanto, Santa Barbara. Belmond also encompasses safaris, six luxury tourist trains including the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, three river cruises and ‘21’, one of New York’s most storied restaurants.

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