Vice President Mexico, Caribbean and Latin America
Roland has more than 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry and is currently leading the HotelAVE Mexico, Caribbean and Latin American region (LATAM). He has been tasked to significantly expand and consolidate the growing LATAM portfolio consisting today of close to 10 prominent assets in the upper upscale and luxury segment. Additionally, Roland will lead the regional team promoting HotelAVE processes, knowhow, and expertise in the entire region through his support of the asset management, advisory, investment management, and operational efficiency service delivery functions. His role will specifically consist of overseeing day‐to‐day operations and strategy to maximize the investment value of properties including independent, boutique and brand affiliated assets in the LATAM region.
Prior to joining HotelAVE, Roland was the principal at Hospitality Advisors, a focused boutique firm targeting quality engagements in the company’s areas of expertise: advisory, asset management, acquisition/disposition, and branding review/assessment where he successfully closed several large-scale transactions in the Caribbean and Mexico. In his previous role with both Carlson Rezidor Hospitality and Renaissance Hotels he was overseeing all business development and owner’s relations activities for these companies in the LATAM and EMEA regions drastically expending their presence and footprint by successfully acquiring, building and negotiating large hotel portfolios including a number of luxury, first-class and midscale assets, positioning these international hotel companies as prime operators and franchisors in the Mexico, Caribbean, and Latin America region and Europe.
As a respected hospitality professional, Roland is a regular guest speaker, moderator, and interviewer at the CHRIS, HOLA, SAHIC and CHICOS conferences in LATAM and is a member of their respective Program Planning Committee.
“The Hospitality industry is rarely orderly and predictable. Instead, it is often a contest of chance and probability. HotelAVE is a game changer in bridging this gap.”
Affiliations and Certifications
Certified Hotel Administrator (CHA)
2020 September CHRIS conference Asset Manager’s Panel – September 2020, Hotel News Network
Has worked at hotelAVE since
Interests and Hobbies
Roland enjoys biking (MTB) and an occasional game of golf. Cooking fancy dinners and sipping special wines is also a treat on weekends!