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Auberge Resorts Collection Appoints John Volponi General Manager of VieVage Los Cabos

Mar 2, 2015

Beachfront Resort in Mexico to Open in Summer 2016 as First Property Under New VieVage Hotels and Resorts Lifestyle Brand

MILL VALLEY, CALIF. (March 3, 2015) – Auberge Resorts Collection, owner and operator of boutique luxury hotels, resorts, residences and private clubs, announced today that John Volponi has been appointed General Manager of VieVage Los Cabos. This intimate resort located on the best beachfront stretch in Los Cabos will open in summer 2016 as the first property under Auberge’s new VieVage Hotels and Resorts lifestyle brand. Volponi brings vast experience in Los Cabos to this integral new role, having previously served as general manager of Capella Pedregal Resort, Cabo San Lucas. In his new position at VieVage Los Cabos, Volponi will oversee the management and operations of the new boutique luxury resort nestled within the 1,200-acre Chileno Bay master development, which is poised to bring a vibrant, new resort experience to Los Cabos.

“We are delighted to welcome John to our growing VieVage Hotels and Resorts family,” said Craig Reid, Chief Executive Officer, Auberge Resorts Collection. “With extensive leadership experience at top international hospitality brands as well as on the ground in Los Cabos, John is the ideal general manager to oversee the introduction of VieVage Los Cabos.”

During his tenure as General Manager of Capella Pedregal, the luxury resort earned an AAA Five Diamond Award and was named Mexico’s top hotel of 2014 by Travel + Leisure. Volponi formerly served as Vice President of Rooms Operations for Capella Hotel Group where he worked closely with general managers, rooms operations managers and opening teams across the international portfolio, while prior to that he served as general manager to open Capella Telluride as the first Capella resort in the United States along with the adjacent Inn at Lost Creek. Volponi’s previous experience includes general manager positions at a collection of Orient-Express Hotels properties (now Belmond): The Inn at Perry Cabin in Maryland; La Samanna in St. Martin; and The Lodge at Vail in Colorado. He began his hospitality career with managerial positions at hotels from Princess Hotels International and Hyatt Hotels in Westlake Village, Calif., and at the historic Los Angeles Biltmore.

Volponi holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of San Francisco and an associate’s degree in hotel and restaurant operation from City College of San Francisco.

About Auberge Resorts Collection

Auberge Resorts luxury hotel collection owns and operates a portfolio of exceptional hotels, resorts, residences and private clubs under two distinct brands: Auberge Hotels and Resorts, timeless luxury properties acclaimed for their intimate, understated elegance, and VieVage Hotels and Resorts, a new lifestyle brand that brings together contemporary themes of design, community and wellness in a fresh, active and social environment. While Auberge nurtures the individuality of each property, all share a crafted approach to luxury that is expressed through captivating design, exceptional cuisine and spas, and gracious yet unobtrusive service. Properties in the Auberge Resorts Collection include: Auberge du Soleil and Calistoga Ranch, Napa Valley, Calif.; Esperanza, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; Hotel Jerome, Aspen, Colo.; Malliouhana, Anguilla; Nanuku, Fiji; The Auberge Residences at Element 52, Telluride, Colo.; Pronghorn Resort, Bend, Ore.; VieVage, Napa Valley; VieVage, Los Cabos; and Auberge Beach Residences and Spa Fort Lauderdale, with several others in development. For more information about Auberge Resorts Collection, please visit http://www.aubergeresorts.com/. Follow Auberge Resorts Collection on Facebook at facebook.com/AubergeResorts and on Twitter at @AubergeResorts.

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