BOSTON—With a continued focus on expanding its global footprint, WorldHotels has added to its executive development team, including David Eskander, regional VP of hotel development, the Americas; Pablo Alcacer, senior director of hotel development, EMEA; Abelardo (Piro) Hernandez, senior director of hotel development, Latin America; Olav Glorvigen, director of hotel development; and Hatta Teo, senior manager of hotel development, APAC.
These new additions come in response to increasing customer demand for more hotels in these specific regions, according to the global sales, marketing and distribution company.
“We look forward to significantly strengthening our global footprint with this roster of amazing talent—all who have proven track records working with independent hotels in the top luxury brands,” said Josh Lesnick, president and CEO, Associated Luxury Hotels, the parent company of WorldHotels. “These industry leaders are committed to our mission of empowering independent hotels and will play pivotal roles in our company’s overall development.”
The executives all report to Tom Santora, chief commercial officer of Associated Luxury Hotels and executive chairman of WorldHotels.
Eskander will be responsible for the company’s development efforts for the Americas. His primary focus will be on the strategic repositioning of the WorldHotels’ America portfolio, including the development of the company’s new luxury tier.
Alcacer will be based in Madrid, Spain. He will work closely with WorldHotels’ entire development team to increase the brand’s reach in key destinations including Europe, The Middle East and Africa.
Hernandez brings over three decades of industry knowledge to the role. He will be responsible for overseeing efforts to increase the WorldHotels portfolio of qualified hotels in Latin America.
Glorvigen brings worldwide expertise in strategy, sales, market development and membership programs. In his new position, he will lead hotel development in Germany and Austria.
Teo will oversee development in the Asia-Pacific region.