Eden Roc at Cap Cana has announced the appointment of Stefano Baratelli as Executive Director. Born in Italy, educated in Switzerland, and with management experience at addresses across the Caribbean, Baratelli is responsible for all daily operations of the Relais & Chateaux resort in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. He will also oversee the coordination of the ongoing multi-million-dollar renovation, the first phase of which is anticipated for completion by the start of December 2015.
Baratelli arrived at Eden Roc at Cap Cana from another Punta Cana destination, Iberostar Grand Hotel Bavaro, an all-inclusive luxury resort where he was General Manager for the past three years. The resort drew high rankings on internal guest satisfaction and online satisfaction surveys throughout Baratelli’s tenure.
Previously, Baratelli was in upper management at other Caribbean-based Iberostar properties including as General Manager during a restructuring of Iberostar Ensenchos in Santa Clara, Cuba; opening Executive Assistant Manager/Resident Manager of Iberostar Grand Hotel Bavaro; and Assistant Manager, Rooms Division for Iberostar Grand Hotel Paraíso in Riviera Maya. Baratelli was also in management in the food and beverage division of Swissotel Tallinn in Estonia.
Born and raised in Acqui Terme, Italy, Baratelli earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality Management with a focus on finance and real estate from Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne in Switzerland. He is fluent in English, Spanish and his native tongue, as well as competent in French.