Industry Update
Appointment20 August 2018

Alessandro Stifani

Appointed General Manager
At Hotel Amapa in Puerta Vallarta, Mexico

Alessandro Stifani

Hotel Amapa, the first hotel of its kind opening in early 2019 in the historic old town of Puerto Vallarta, is pleased to announce that Alessandro Stifani has assumed the role of General Manager. With over 20 years of experience in the hotel industry, Stifani brings to the hotel a wealth of exceptional experience in the hospitality industry.

Stifani's career began in Europe where he worked for nine years across various fields within the hotel industry including communications, entertainment and public relations. During this time, his passion for the hospitality industry was solidified and he has since focused his career on guest satisfaction.

With a wealth of experience, Stifani further paved his career in the hotel industry by joining Wyndham Hotel Group where he worked in four different locations, over 10 years, assuming a diverse range of managerial roles at each.

Most recently, Stifani was at Buenaventura Hotels serving as General Manager of Villa Premiere Boutique Hotel & Romantic Getaway. His appreciation for and interest in the people and culture that embody Mexico facilitate a supreme grasp on the Hotel Amapa vision of impeccably executed minimalism and modernism. An expert on the Puerto Vallarta area, Stifani will serve as a tremendous asset to the Hotel Amapa team, setting the bar high for boutique hotels and impeccable service

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