Appointed Area Managing Director
At Meliá Hotels International Dominican Republic
Most recently holding the position of General Manager of Meliá Caribe Beach and Meliá Punta Cana Beach, Rivera brings with him almost two decades of experience and leadership in hospitality in his new role as Area Managing Director for the Dominican Republic. Rivera joined the Meliá team 1999 for over 20 years has continued to excel within the company, working with other destination resorts including Paradisus Cancun, Meliá Benidorm, Hotel Gran Meliá Shanghai and Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Esmeralda.
Rivera graduated from the CSHG Hotel Business School in Galicia, Spain, and began his hospitality career with Meliá Hotels International when he joined the team at Hotel Meliá Confort Los Galeones. Rivera has worked with properties in Africa, Europe, Asia and America, and throughout his career, has been able to fully immerse himself in the cultures and hospitality management styles of each region resulting in a strong international background. His in-depth understanding of hospitality combined with his outstanding interpersonal leadership skills will make him a valuable asset in this new role.