Industry Update
Appointment13 January 2021

Luis Lujan

Appointed Director of Operations
At Esperanza, Auberge Resorts Collection in Los Cabos, Mexico

Luis Lujan

Esperanza, Auberge Resorts Collection, Los Cabos's best-loved private beach resort and residences, announces today the appointment of Luis Lujan as Director of Operations. Lujan brings over twenty years of hospitality experience with an emphasis on culinary, business development and leadership. In this new role, Lujan will oversee operations for the resort's outlets, weaving in a holistic message that reflects authentic Baja and the energy of Esperanza throughout dining, beverage, spa, residences and all other programming. He brings an elevated vision, one which is rooted in the senses ensuring new and meaningful discoveries await new and returning guests as well as residents.

Originally from Oaxaca, Mexico, Lujan joins Esperanza, Auberge Resorts Collection from The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco where he served for the last five years as Director of Food and Beverage. Prior to his time in California, he traveled the globe working for some of the world's most renowned hotels and restaurants, including Blue at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, El Bulli Restaurant in Roses, Spain, and The Savoy Hotel's Tournant Grill Room by Gordon Ramsay in London, England.

Lujan will help further establish Esperanza, Auberge Resorts Collection and its culinary program as the most bona fide destination for Baja fare in Los Cabos. Alongside the F&B Director and a new team in the kitchen, he will amplify- through the restaurants' experiential guest and owner programming- the region's heirloom fruits and vegetables, seafood, Mexican wines and spirits, and other foods native to the area in surprise and delight touch points across the property.

His insatiable passion for travel and desire to explore every corner of the globe has led him to opportunely live in over 33 cities and nine countries. In his downtime, he plays soccer and golf, which he can enjoy no matter where he is in the world.

Auberge Resorts Collection

Auberge Resorts is a luxury hotel collection of exceptional resorts, residences and private clubs, each with a distinctive personality that assures a memorable guest experience. While Auberge Resorts nurtures the individuality of each establishment, all are characterized by a set of communal elements: intimate, understated elegance; captivating locations that inspire exceptional cuisine and spa experiences; and gracious yet unobtrusive service.
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