Nicholas Gold Appointed GM, Condado Vanderbilt Hotel
Tuesday July 15th, 2014 - 11:38AM Q
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SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO—International Hospitality Enterprises (IHE) has appointed Nicholas Gold GM of the Condado Vanderbilt Hotel, located here.
Gold will manage the property’s opening and oversee all hotel operations, including staff management, recruitment and development, training, scheduling and preparation of annual budgets, communication with guests and outside vendors and building community relations.
The December 1, 2014 opening of the hotel’s second phase will unveil a spa with two pools, a second restaurant and a spa with Puerto Rico’s first Hammam, according to the company.
Gold said, “It fills me with great pleasure to return to Puerto Rico to join the Condado Vanderbilt Hotel team and ensure the property returns to its status as the social epicenter of San Juan."
Gold began his career in London as a restaurant manager more than 20 years ago. He then moved on to hotels in Europe, Florida and Puerto Rico, where he worked for Williams Hospitality at Hotel El Conquistador and Condado Plaza Hotel & Casino. Gold has managed the Enhantment Resort & Mii amo Spa in Sedona, AZ; Tanque Verde Ranch in Tucson, AZ; and Amangiri Resort in Canyon Point, UT.
José M. Suárez, president of IHE, stated, “Nicholas’ knowledge of the tourism industry in Puerto Rico and wealth of experience in the luxury market make him the perfect candidate to manage the Condado Vanderbilt and position it internationally. Additionally, his spa background at Amangiri Resort and Mii amo Spa will prove invaluable as we prepare to launch Puerto Rico’s first Hammam at our property.”
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