The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. has named Victor Clavell as Regional Vice President for Europe. The newly created position aligns the strategic growth plans of The Ritz-Carlton and unites the formerly separated European reagion. He is now responsible for all ten luxury hotels of the globally acclaimed hotel company in Spain (Barcelona, Marbella, Tenerife), Portugal (Lisbon), Germany (Berlin, Wolfsburg), Turkey (Istanbul), Russia (Moscow), Ireland (Powerscourt) and the Bulgari Hotel in Milan.
In tandem with his new position, Mr. Clavell will continue to be the General Manager of Hotel Arts, Barcelona, Ritz-Carlton's first hotel in Europe, today an iconic address in Spain and on the continent. Prior to his promotion he oversaw The Ritz-Carlton Hotels in Southern Europe.
Since joining The Ritz-Carlton in 1992 he has held numerous positions in the food and beverage and rooms divisions of Ritz-Carlton Hotels in the Spain, United States, Asia and Mexico. He was a member of the opening team of Hotel Arts Barcelona, where he returned several years later as General Manager. The year 2000 brought a new challenge and Victor Clavell moved to New York to open another flagship hotel, The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park. Three years later he returned to Europe to lead the openings of the new Ritz-Carlton Hotels Penha Longa Hotel, Golf & Spa Resort, Hotel Villa Padierna, Marbella and Abama Golf & Spa Resort. He was also instrumental in the development of the Bulgari Hotels & Resorts concept and design philosophy.
Victor Clavell is a graduate of the University of Barcelona and holds a BSC degree in Economics. He also earned a Master of Science in International Hotel Management from the Univerity of Surrey in Guilford, England. His language skills in Spanish, English, Catalan, French and Italian provide a solid background for his new position.