Appointed General Manager
At Hotel Matilda in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Mr. James has guided some of the most iconic and trend-setting luxury hotels and hotel companies in Mexico. Most recently, he was general manager of the famed Hacienda de San Antonio and Cuixmala, located near Colima. Previously, he was with Habita Hotels serving in a variety of executive positions including: regional manager based in Acapulco, where he oversaw the renovation of Hotel Boca Chica; regional general manager of Hotel Deseo and Hotel Básico in Playa del Carmen; and general manager of the flagship Habita Hotel in Mexico City's chic Polanco district. Prior to Habita Hotels, Mr. James was general manager of the Quinta Real Acapulco and Casa del Mar in Los Cabos. Hotel Matilda is a cutting-edge boutique hotel offering a lifestyle-focused guest experience combining an award-winning holistic spa, innovative international dining, a popular lounge known for its creative mixology, and vibrant, art gallery-like ambiance filled with dramatic contemporary art pieces, many specially commissioned for the hotel. Hotel Matilda opened in September 2010 in the center of San Miguel de Allende, the crown jewel of colonial Mexico and an UNESCO World Heritage Site celebrated for its intact 500-year-old Spanish architecture.