Ft. Lauderdale, FL (April 22, 2019) –(NASDAQ: PLYA, “Playa”) has named Fernando Cardoso Lopez the general manager of Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta. As general manager, Cardoso will oversee the day-to-day operations of the all-inclusive resort, located on the famed Banderas Bay.
A native of Mexico City, Cardoso has spent the greater part of the last two decades working in management positions throughout Mexico and Latin America. Fluent in four languages, Lopez is a results-oriented leader with deep-rooted experience in the hospitality industry and comes to Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta with a wealth of knowledge to complement the resort’s existing management team.
As one of the initial resorts that launched under the Hyatt Ziva brand in 2014, AAA Four Diamond-rated Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta has recently undergone several noteworthy enhancements including the renovation of the 87-room Club Tower, the addition of new signature swim-up suites and an expansion of Blaze, the resort’s most popular dining outlet. These updates and more will be brought to light under Cardoso’s leadership.
Cardoso, who attended Southwestern College in San Diego, California has since earned a number of post-graduate certifications, including the completion of the General Manager’s Program at Cornell University. He has a Green Belt Certification in Six Sigma and is an active member of several hospitality organizations including Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International.
“With a background entrenched in global luxury brands and proven dedication to creating an unmatched guest experience, Fernando’s unique understanding and pragmatic approach to hospitality make him an ideal addition to the Playa family in Puerto Vallarta,” said Alex Stadlin, Chief Operating Officer at Playa Hotels & Resorts. “We’re excited to have him expand upon the solid foundation in place and take Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta to the next level.”
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Playa is a leading owner, operator and developer of all-inclusive resorts in prime beachfront locations in popular vacation destinations in Mexico and the Caribbean. Playa owns and/or manages a total portfolio consisting of 21 resorts (7,908 rooms) located in Mexico, Jamaica, and the Dominican Republic. In Mexico, Playa owns and manages Hyatt Zilara Cancun, Hyatt Ziva Cancun, Panama Jack Resorts Cancun, Panama Jack Resorts Playa del Carmen, Hilton Playa del Carmen All-Inclusive Resort, Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta and Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos. In Jamaica, Playa owns and manages Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall, Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall, Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa, Jewel Dunn’s River Beach Resort, Jewel Grande Montego Bay Resort & Spa, Jewel Runaway Bay Beach & Golf Resort and Jewel Paradise Cove Beach Resort & Spa. In the Dominican Republic, Playa owns and manages the Hilton La Romana All-Inclusive Family Resort and the Hilton La Romana All-Inclusive Adult Resort. Playa also owns four resorts in Mexico and the Dominican Republic that are managed by a third party and Playa manages the Sanctuary Cap Cana, in the Dominican Republic.