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Auberge Resorts Collection Appoints Juan Paola Alfonso General Manager of Hacienda AltaGracia in Costa Rica

Sep 21, 2015

Mountaintop Resort in Pérez Zeledón Marks First Central American Property In Auberge’s Growing Portfolio of Boutique Luxury Resorts

Auberge Resorts Collection, owner and operator of boutique luxury hotels, resorts, residences and private clubs, announced today that Juan Paolo Alfonso has been appointed General Manager of Hacienda AltaGracia. This intimate new resort in Costa Rica, located in the lush mountains of Pérez Zeledón, opened in June 2015 and joined Auberge Resorts Collection in July 2015.

At Hacienda AltaGracia, Alfonso will oversee the management and operations of Auberge’s first Central American luxury spa resort, which is poised to bring a vibrant, new luxury experience to Costa Rica. Alfonso brings vast experience in luxury hospitality to this integral new role, having previously served most recently as Assistant General Manager of Amangiri in Canyon Point, Utah, where he was vital in the development of curated adventure, cultural and historical experiences in the region.

“We are delighted to welcome Juan to our growing Auberge Resorts Collection family,” said Craig T. Reid, Chief Executive Officer, Auberge Resorts Collection. “With extensive leadership experience at premier luxury resorts, Juan is the ideal general manager to oversee the introduction of Hacienda AltaGracia.”

During his tenure as Assistant General Manager of Amangiri, the luxury resort was named one of the top 20 U.S. Hideaways of 2013 by Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report and among Travel + Leisure’s T+L 500 World’s Best Hotels 2013. Alfonso formerly served as Front Office Manager for Amanyara in Turks and Caicos, where he worked closely with general managers and rooms operations managers opening the resort. He began his hospitality career with managerial positions at the lauded Amangani and Amanusa resorts.

Alfonso holds a bachelor’s degree in management and communications from Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City, Philippines and a Swiss Hotel Association Diploma in International Hotel Management and Le Cordon Bleu Diplome Culinaire D’Hotelier from the International College of Hotel Management, Adelaide, South Australia.

About Auberge Resorts Collection

Auberge Resorts Collection owns and operates a portfolio of world-class spa resorts, exceptional hotels, 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.; Hacienda AltaGracia, Pérez Zeledón, Costa Rica; 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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