Miami, FL (July 29 2019) – Alvaro Tejeda Schroeder, Vice President for The Americas for Melia Hotels International (MHI) has stepped down from his role with the Spanish hotel company.

Alvaro’s career with Melia Hotels International has spanned almost 30 years in seven different countries and most notably included the roles of Area Vice President for EMEA, as well as his current role, where he was responsible for overseeing all MHI operations in The Americas and Caribbean for the past 10 years.

“We greatly appreciate Alvaro’s commitment and invaluable contribution to Melia Hotels International over the past three decades,” said Andre Gerondeau, COO of Melia Hotels International. “We wish him all of the success in his new professional venture.”

Alvaro Tejeda Schroeder added, “It has been a very rewarding thirty years with Melia Hotels International and I would like to thank Chairman Mr. Gabriel Escarrer, Melia Hotels International team that worked with me along all these years and specifically my regional team. MHI was not only a job but also a true passion, and I am grateful for the opportunity to have been a part of this iconic, Spanish hotel brand.” A true veteran in the hotelier world, Alvaro’s next venture is launch and lead a boutique consultancy firm to help investors and hoteliers wishing to step into or accelerate their growth in the hotel business across the Caribbean and Latin America.

Philippe Cassis, a well-known hotelier with an exceptional reputation within the industry, has been appointed Regional Vice President for The Americas, effective August 20, 2019. His experience includes several Regional SVP roles with Starwood Hotels & Resorts and Sun Resorts and more recently COO of Belmond.

The company is confident that Philippe, along with the regional executive team, will significantly contribute to the continued strength, growth and consolidation of its strategy in the Americas region.