Industry Update
Appointment13 September 2018

Teresa Alfonso

Appointed Managing Director
At Paradisus Los Cabos in San José del Cabo, Mexico

Teresa Alfonso

Paradisus Los Cabos is pleased to announce the appointment of Teresa Alfonso as the new Managing Director of the luxury all-inclusive resort. In this new role, Teresa will be overseeing the day-to-day operations of the property, as well as establishing the overall strategic direction and vision of the resort.

Teresa has an impressive hospitality career spanning over 35 years. Prior to joining the Meliá Hotels International family, she worked with Occidental Hotels & Resorts, serving as a General Manager, Managing Director and VP of Operations and Brand Development for a variety of properties. As General Manager for Occidental Hotels & Resorts' Royal Hideaway, Teresa was instrumental in successfully managing and positioning the hotel as the first all-inclusive property admitted into the LHW program. More recently, she held roles as Managing Director for The O Property Collection in Turks & Caicos, General Manager for Occidental Grand Nuevo Vallarta, and Director of Asset Management Consulting for Buchhalter International Group.

Teresa obtained a degree in international hospitality and tourist management from the Glion Higher Institute of Education in Monteux, Switzerland, as well as an MBA from the Business School ESADE in Madrid, Spain. She also has a degree in hotel design from Cornell University, and an interior design degree from Parsons School of Design. Teresa has experience in not only hotel openings and operations, but in brand development, financial management and sales and marketing. She is fluent in Spanish, English and Italian.

Glion Institute of Higher Education

Teresa Alfonso (Class of 1995) is a graduate of Glion Institute of Higher Education in Glion-sur-Montreux - Switzerland
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Meliá Hotels International was founded in 1956 in Palma de Mallorca (Spain) and is one of the world’s largest resort hotel chains, as well as Spain’s leading hotel chain. It currently provides more than 350 hotels in 35 countries on 4 continents under its brands: Gran Meliá, Meliá, ME, Innside, Tryp by Wyndham, Sol and Paradisus.
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