Marriott Hotels has appointed Hector Ladeveze as the general manager for its upcoming property W Costa Rica – Reserva Conchal. The new property will open to the public November 29.
Ladeveze joins W Costa Rica with over 20 years of experience in hospitality and hotel management, most recently with Marriott in Dubai. A graduate of the Ecole Hotelere de Lausanne, Ladeveze joined Starwood Hotels and Resorts in 2002 at the Essex House New York. He followed this up with a move to Europe working in France, Spain and Greece and holding several management positions in Restaurant and Bars and Rooms Division.
Since 2010, Ladeveze has spent eight years working with Marriott in Dubai. During that time, he led teams through full refurbishments and repositioning at Westin, Le Meridien and Sheraton. Before taking the job at W Costa Rica, he held the position of hotel manager at Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel and Towers. In his new position, Ladeveze will oversee management of the hotel and its staff, reporting to Hernan Binaghi, general manager of The Westin Golf Resort and Spa, Playa Conchal.
The new W hotel will be located on Costa Rica’s northern Guanacaste coast, providing access to the area’s white sand beaches. The property will feature six dining and drinking offerings, a new AWAY spa and a beach club that will open shortly after the hotel does.