Appointed General Manager
At Chileno Bay Resort & Residences in Los Cabos, Mexico
In his new role as General Manager, Ponce will elevate soulful guest experiences and provide strategic leadership and oversee day-to-day operations at Chileno Bay as the team further builds the resorts' reputation as one of the top destinations in Mexico. Furthermore, as Regional Vice President, Ponce will have regional oversite over current and future hotels in Latin America, including Esperanza in Los Cabos, two new properties slated to open in 2021, Etéreo in Riviera Maya and Susurros del Corazon in Punta de Mita and Mukul, the intimate Nicaragua property set to reopen late 2020.
A veteran hospitality executive with over 26 years in hospitality, Ponce joins Auberge after an impressive tenure with The Ritz-Carlton. His luxury hotel management experience has taken him all over the world to iconic cities where he led the charge in the openings of hotels in Aruba, Sanya, Grand Cayman, San Juan Puerto Rico, Dorado Reserve, St. Thomas and Santa Barbara. Ponce previously worked in Mexico at The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun and most recently served as General Manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas.
A devoted family man, Ponce will be relocating to Cabo San Lucas with his wife, three children and his long-haired chihuahua Gumbo. Outside of his career, Ponce enjoys golf, running, diving into a good book and listening to a wide variety of music.