MIAMI, Florida, Dec. 22, 2021 (Globe Newswire) – MIAMI, FL, USA, Dic 22, 2021. An expert in sustainable tourism and luxury hospitality, Gustavo has held strategic and operational executive positions for travel and tourism organizations in several Latin American countries.
Graduated as an Economist from the University of Costa Rica, he holds an MBA from INCAE Business School with a major in Sustainable Development. Gustavo is a fellow of Iniciativa c.
Recently held the position of Minister of Tourism of Costa Rica, from July 2020 until November 2021, Gustavo also has extensive experience in the private sector as CEO in several organizations; At Pacuare Lodge and Lapa Rios hotels (members of National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World): At Cuestamoras Hotel Asset Management Department (four hotels including Marriott Los Sueños, Costa Rica Marriott Hacienda Belen, Andaz Peninsula de Papagayo and Hyatt Pinares) , in addition to leading the Oxígeno Human Playground business and as CEO of Grupo Islita.
The AKEN brand proposal aims to reinvent international brand management and industry operating practices, providing the flexibility that independent, luxury and luxury hotel owners are looking for. Akin Hotels and Resorts offers carefully selected hotels and resorts an opportunity to expand their presence and position in new markets,” says Louis Gallotti, co-founder and co-CEO of AMIC Group.
In addition, the new Regional Director’s background includes roles as a consultant, volunteer, and member of the Board of Directors of the Costa Rican Tourism Institute (ICT) and the Board of Directors of the Costa Rican Hotel Chamber (CCH). His activities include serving as an ambassador for SIFAIS sport, and as a consultant for the Inter-American Development Bank, the Ministry of Trade and Tourism of Peru and the Ministry of Tourism of Ecuador. He was actively involved in the design of the Certificate of Sustainable Tourism (CST) from the Costa Rican Tourism Institute, among others.
In his role, Gustavo will be responsible for the continued growth of Aken Hotels & Resorts in the luxury and luxury sector in Central America and the Caribbean.
About Aken Hotels & Resorts
Akin Hotels & Resorts is a soft-line brand of upscale and luxury independent hotels headquartered in the United States of America. AKEN connects travelers with unique experiences in a suite of independent, exclusive and luxurious properties that highlight the destination’s most attractive features. AKEN currently owns a portfolio of the most exclusive properties in Argentina, Colombia and Chile, and continues to expand into other countries in the Americas. For more information, visit akenhotels.com or follow the brand on Instagram at aken_hotels.
ABOUT AMIC GROUP
AMEK Group is a white label hospitality service providing customized management and consultancy for hotels and resorts. Strategically located in Miami, Florida, USA and Buenos Aires, Argentina, Amek Group is the only hotel company to provide independent brands with all operational and strategic needs to develop, manage or operate a hotel. She currently has 15 properties and expertise in her portfolio. ‘Amic’, which means ‘big brother’ in the indigenous South American language and is known as ‘Unas’, was formed by childhood friends Luis Galotti and Lisandro Leon Liguori. Basketball brought them together in their home country, Argentina, and formed a partnership that takes them from their youth to hiring their own team. Amek Group’s portfolio of consulting, development, management, learning and quality assurance speaks to the current preferred business model of utilizing remote teams, vertical integration, application of agile technologies and the collaboration of high-end and luxury industry experts. Visit amekgroup.com for more information.
Uman Lodge, Akin Spirit Group
Louis Gallotti, Co-CEO and Co-Founder, AMEK Group