Hacienda AltaGracia, Auberge Resorts Collection welcomes new manager

Amy Horsfield By Amy Horsfield
11 December 2018 | Updated 12 December 2018

Costa Rica: Hacienda AltaGracia, Auberge Resorts Collection, have announced that Marcela Herrendoerfer has joined as General Manager.

Craig Reid, chief executive officer, Auberge Resorts Collection, said: "We are excited to welcome Marcela to the Auberge family as she brings a high-energy attitude and dedication to creating unforgettable guest experiences. With her solid luxury travel experience Marcela is a valuable addition to our team.

Boasting international experience in Europe, Africa and Chile, Herrendoerfer oversaw the grand opening of Park Hyatt Zanzibar in Tanzania as General Manager, where she led the sales and marketing team to successfully position the property in a new market for the American luxury brand. Herrendoerfer ensured that the team accomplished and surpassed all budgeted financial goals in the hotel's first year of operation.

She also completed an apprenticeship in Bonn, Germany where she received a degree in Hotel Business.

She said: "I'm excited to utilize my years of management and hospitality experience at Hacienda AltaGracia. I embrace new adventures and journeys and I look forward to sharing what the Auberge experience in Costa Rica is all about."

Marcela, a self-proclaimed adventure seeker, has climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Cerro Toco in Chile and plans to climb Mount Chirripo in 2019 making her a natural fit to begin her next chapter in Costa Rica.

Hacienda AltaGracia, Auberge Resorts Collection is set amidst the lush mountains of Pérez Zeledón in the southern region of Costa Rica. Originally conceived and developed as a family retreat and coffee farm, the luxury resort features 50 hacienda-style casitas, the largest spa and wellness facility in Central America, a panoramic pool, indoor/outdoor dining venues, an extensive equestrian center and a fleet of Ultralights. 

Auberge Resorts Collection is a portfolio of extraordinary hotels, resorts, residences and private clubs.

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