Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya, which is set to open this month in Riviera Maya, Mexico, has announced several key management appointments.
The appointments are:
- Tulio Baruch – director of sales & marketing
- Vincent Wallez – executive chef
- Stephan Karl – executive assistant manager of food & beverage
- Daniel Escalante – spa manager
As director of sales and marketing, Baruch will lead his team to create strategies to generate revenue for the hotel through room bookings, meetings, weddings, and events. Baruch comes to Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya with extensive senior management and hospitality experience, having held roles with Nizuc, Rosewood Mayakoba, and Presidente Intercontinental. Born in Mexico, Baruch received his bachelor’s degree in hotel management from La Salle University in Cancún.
Chef Wallez will curate and craft the menu concepts for the resort’s four dining venues. Wallez was born and raised in Bayonne, and has been a mainstay at five-star resort restaurants. Prior to joining Andaz Mayakoba, Wallez held the title of executive chef at Nizuc Resort and Spa.
The food and beverage concept and daily dining operations will be under the supervision of Karl. He arrives to the Andaz Mayakoba team with international experience, including time as the assistant banqueting manager at Hyatt Regency Mainz in Germany, his first Hyatt position. Since, he has worked at Park Hyatt in Dubai, UAE and Sydney, Australia, and the Grand Hyatt Beijing. Karl will work closely with Chef Wallez on developing the food and beverage concepts for each of the dining venues.
Spa manager Escalante will develop the spa menu and treatments for Naum Spa, in addition to overseeing the spa facilities. In over a decade, Escalante has served with: MCM Spa International, where he oversaw the spa facilities of the Hyatt Regency Cancún; the YHI Spa at Gran Meliá Cancún; Spa950 at Embassy Suites Resort in Deerfield Beach, Florida; and the Hard Rock Hotel in Riviera Maya, where he was responsible for overseeing the spa’s 75 treatment rooms.