Auberge Resorts Collection Appoints Juan Paolo Alfonso General Manager of Hacienda AltaGracia in Costa Rica Mountain top resort in Pérez Zeledón
Auberge Resorts Collection, owner and operator of boutique luxury hotels, resorts, residences and private clubs, announced today that Jaun Paolo Alfonso has been appointed General Manager of Hacienda AltaGracia.
This intimate new resort located in the lush mountains of Pérez Zeledón in the southern region of Costa Rica 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 boutique luxury 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.