KASA Hotel Collection announces the promotion of Veronika Dora Kecskes to General Manager of the new KASA Hotel Riviera Maya in Mexico. Kecskes was previously the Operations Manager at KASA Hotel Collection's first hotel in Mexico, Hotel KASA Parota Tulum in Aldea Zama. KASA Hotel Riviera Maya, opening October 1, 2019, will be the hotel group's second hotel. Hotel KASA Parota Tulum and Hotel KASA Riviera Maya are both members of Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH).
Veronika is a veteran of the Mexican hospitality world. Prior to joining the KASA Hotel Collection in 2018, she served as General Manager at the Artisan Hotel Collection in Riviera Maya where she helped with the repositioning of the hotel group to become a leading boutique hotel collection. Prior, she was Director of Operations at the Fives Downtown Hotel & Residences, part of the Curio Collection by Hilton, in Playa del Carmen. She is also well versed in hotel openings and front office management from her years at Rosewood Mayakoba, Nizuc Resort & Spa (Cancun), and The Fives. Additional experience includes positions with four travel, tour and scuba specialists based in Mexico.
Veronika was born in Budapest, and received a degree in Restaurant and Hotel Business Management from the Budapest Business School with additional studies from the Harvard Business School. Her interest in travel and the outdoors led her to Mexico where she fell in love with the Riviera Maya area and Tulum. Her passions include diving, snorkeling, white water rafting and touring, all of which she indulges during her free time.
Veronika currently lives in Playa del Carmen with her husband and three boxers. In total, she has lived in Mexico for 18 years which has transformed her into a "local" in Cancun, Cozumel and Playa del Carmen. As she notes, "I love sharing my beautiful country with visitors. It's a warm weather paradise that is rich in history and has phenomenal people."