At Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa, we are known for our stellar standards and warm staff who seek to exceed expectations and create extraordinary experiences. That is why we are so proud to announce that, with immediate effect, Mr. Eliezer Quiñones will be joining the Garza Blanca team as general manager.

Mr. Quiñones already boasts an impressive resume; once a career baseball player, he has since become an elite hotelier and leader at more than one globally recognized hotel group. This charismatic Puerto Rican hotelier brings over 20 year’s experience in the field of hotel management as well as 15 years of experience taking a leading role in opening luxury properties.

Most recently, Mr. Quiñones worked in Mexico, in Zihuatanejo and Los Cabos, for the Capella Hotels and Resorts company in a managing role where he played a fundamental part in the pre-launch of Capella’s first hotel and residential project. Prior to this, Mr. Quiñones worked in various locations across the United States as Director of Operations for the Peabody Little Rock in Arkansas, Rooms Executive at the Carefree Resort and Villas in Arizona, as well as a six year stint with Ritz-Carlton, which took him on a vertical career path through Las Vegas, USA; San Juan, Puerto Rico; St Thomas,Virgin Islands, and Cancun, Mexico amongst other destinations.

It is truly an honor to become part of the Tafer Hotels & Resorts family,” Mr. Quiñones notes. “The company’s fundamental values of creating life lasting experiences by building loyalty with every single customer interaction establishes a legacy which transcends generation after generation. It is absolutely such passion that keeps our heart and soul focused on everything we do within our business model. As the GM of Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa and Hotel Mousai, I look forward to contributing to the continued success of Tafer Hotels and Resorts and to carry out this mission.”  

Aside from Mr. Quiñones’ passion for and commitment to the provision of quality luxury hospitality services, he reserves a soft spot in his heart for Mexico. His interests include gastronomy and regular exercise, particularly baseball and running on the beach, as well as attendance at his local church. It’s easy to see that Puerto Vallarta will be the ideal location for the next stage of his ever-rising career, as well as a great home for his family.

Carlos Aquino, Vice President of Hospitality for Tafer Hotels & Resorts shared:

It is an absolute pleasure to welcome Eliezer Quiñones to Tafer; I am sure that with his skill set, wealth of experience, drive and more than a little charm, he is going to do an excellent job in continuing and extending our commitment to customer satisfaction and dedication to creating extraordinary experiences. We think he has that wow factor we are always looking for at Tafer.”

Mr. Quiñones’ will be joining the company at an exciting time, too, as plans are now underway to open resorts in the Riviera Maya and Los Cabos in 2017.

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