Jordi Vallѐs Blistin
Appointed General Manager
At The Vanderbilt, Auberge Resorts Collection in Newport - RI, USA
Most recently, Vallѐs was Resort Manager for Chileno Bay Resort, Auberge Resorts Collection, where he oversaw all areas of the property, including the two restaurants, luxury spa, 119 guest rooms and suites, and 82 residences. During his time at the Los Cabos resort, he played a key role in helping the resort obtain a Forbes five-star rating. Prior to his time with Auberge Resorts Collection, Vallѐs held leadership positions at luxury hotels and resorts worldwide, including COMO Parrot Cay in Turks and Caicos, The Ritz Carlton Hotel Company and St. Regis Hotels.
Born and raised in Barcelona, Spain, Vallѐs knew from a young age that food and hospitality would be a part of his life. He enjoyed cooking and discovering new recipes which ultimately inspired him to continue down the path of culinary training by receiving a Bachelor's degree in Hotel Management and Restaurant Administration from St. Ignasi in Barcelona, as well as a certification from the Catalonian Association of Sommeliers. After spending several years learning to be a chef in Asia and Europe, working with 3-Michelin star restaurants, followed by Executive Chef roles at various luxury hotel properties in the U.S., he redirected his focus, discovering a passion for the hospitality industry. This pivotal decision led to his return to school to obtain a certificate from the General Managers Program at Cornell University in New York. A veteran hospitality executive with an impressive leadership track record at luxury hotel brands, Vallѐs has the creativity and vision to successfully lead the team at the celebrated Newport property.