In the "People on the Move" category, Fernando Garcia Rossette, who has served as Managing Director of the Las Palomas Beach and Golf Resort since March 2007, has left that position to move to the soon-to-open Riviera Maya Grand Velas resort south of Cancun.
There is no word yet about who has/will replace Rosette at Las Palomas.
With more than 30 years of experience, Rossette has garnered a reputation for creating professional service standards that exceed guest expectations with an immaculate experience. Degreed from the Escuela de Tourismo in Granada, Spain, Rossette's particular area of expertise is finance. In fact, he has often been recruited for his great success in turning lackluster properties into successful ventures, including tenures at the Holiday Inn in Puerto Vallarta as the Director of Operations, the Hotel Sierra Radisson Plaza in Manzanillo, Mexico as the Property Director and the Stouffer Presidente Cancun Hotel as the General Manager.
Prior to joining Las Palomas, he was the General Director of the Hotel Grand Velas All Suites & Spa Resort in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico from 2002 to 2006. Rossette joined the resort in its pre-opening phase and under his leadership the property garnered a Leading Hotels of the World distinction, a Four Diamond Award from the American Automobile Association (AAA) and was named the "Most Excellent Spa Hotel in Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean" by Conde Nast Traveler.
Las Palomas is a 350-acre golf community located on Sandy Beach. The master plan, designed by Swaback Partners, includes some 2,000 residences as well as the area's only par 72, 18-hole championship semi-private golf course -- the only authentic links course in the southwest -- designed by Forrest Richardson & Associates and rated number one by Golf Inc. magazine for International Development.
Amenities include specialty restaurants, a boutique, fitness center, negative edge pools with spectacular views of the Sea of Cortez, waterslide, lazy river, pool bar, and room service. Every Suite features electronic, keyless entry system, fully furnished living area with television, DVD player, TV and satellite connection, wireless internet connection and the ultimate in resort amenities.