Hilton announces development team for the Caribbean and Latin America

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Hilton announces development team for the Caribbean and Latin America
Source: Hilton
December 16, 2021

The hotel chain reinforces its commitment to expansion in the region

Hilton today announced the appointment of Juan Corvinos as Senior Vice President of Development, Architecture and Construction for the Caribbean and Latin America (CALA). During his 12 years at Hilton, Corvinos has built a team of development experts at strategic locations throughout the region, as well as in Miami - CALA's US portal. Taking advantage of their location and deep understanding of their respective markets, including cultural nuances, the team has identified upward trends and unique development opportunities.

In addition to Juan Corvinos, the development team includes:

Mexico / Central America:

  • Mario Carbone, Managing Director of Development for Mexico and Central America
  • José Manual Oliveros, Development Director for Mexico, based in Mexico City

South America / Caribbean:

  • Pablo Maturana, Managing Director of Development for South America and the Caribbean
  • Leonardo Lido, Development Director for Brazil, based in São Paulo
  • Facundo Lozada, development director for the Southern Cone (Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay and Bolivia), based in Montevideo
  • Nicolás Rodríguez, development director for the Andean region (Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela and Guyana)

CALA in general:

  • Carolina Escolan, Director of Owner Relations and Contract Management Services for the Caribbean and Latin America
  • Rita Grau, development assistant for the Caribbean and Latin America

Corvinos also oversees an architecture and construction team of top-tier architects, engineers, project managers and industry experts.

"Hilton was one of the first global hotel companies to have a team of experts in development, architecture and construction in the Caribbean and Latin America. This competitive advantage has been and will continue to be a great differentiator for hoteliers looking to capitalize on new investment opportunities. in the region by developing or converting existing assets to one of Hilton's 18 major brands, "said Corvinos, Hilton's senior vice president of development, architecture and construction for the Caribbean and Latin America.

In 2021, Hilton opened nearly 15 hotels in the Caribbean and Latin America, including the Mangrove Beach Corendon Curaçao All Inclusive Resort, Curio Collection by Hilton; the Yucatán Resort Playa del Carmen All Inclusive Resort, Tapestry Collection by Hilton; and the Hilton Cancun, an All Inclusive Resort, among other collection openings and all-inclusive hotels. It also welcomed several conversions such as Villa Mercedes Mérida, Curio Collection by Hilton in Mexico and Almenat Hotel, Tapestry Collection by Hilton in Brazil. Additionally, its portfolio of pending properties in the region will expand significantly with nearly 10 openings scheduled for the first quarter of 2022.

"Our team is committed to working with hotel owners to pave the way for success, combining our industry expertise with the power of Hilton's business engine that includes brand management, marketing and access to nearly 123 million hotels. loyal Hilton Honors international travelers", added Corvinos.


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