Charlie Lopez-Quintana named GM of Shutters on the Beach - Insights

Charlie Lopez-Quintana named GM of Shutters on the Beach


Charlie Lopez-QuintanaEdward Thomas Collection of Hotels (ETC) has announced the appointment of Charlie Lopez-Quintana as General Manager of Shutters on the Beach.

Drawing upon more than 20 years of global luxury hospitality experience, including three years at the hotel’s sister property, Hotel Casa del Mar, Lopez-Quintana will oversee all operations of the luxury oceanfront property.

“It’s our pleasure to welcome Charlie Lopez-Quintana to Shutters on the Beach in this new leadership role as general manager and we thank him for the impact he made at Hotel Casa del Mar,” said Klaus Mennekes, Edward Thomas Collection of Hotels Vice President and Managing Director. “Under Lopez-Quintana’s leadership, hotel guests, locals and colleagues can expect a warm personality and commitment to excellence through service that has been fine-tuned across the globe and exemplifies Shutters on the Beach.”

Before joining the Edward Thomas Collection of hotels in 2017, Lopez-Quintana spent eight years at Terranea Resort, Rancho Palos Verdes, where he served as the Executive Director of Resort Operations and was responsible for overseeing both front-and-back of the house operations teams that include accommodations, spa, recreation, fitness, golf and retail. His career started with The Ritz-Carlton in Europe, the Middle East and Asia where he assisted in the opening of nine Ritz-Carlton properties. In 2001 Lopez-Quintana moved successfully opened The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay and supported the opening of seven additional Ritz-Carlton properties around the globe.

“I am thrilled to embark on this new chapter with the Edward Thomas Collection of Hotels at Shutters on the Beach and to bring fresh, but familiar eyes to the picturesque Santa Monica,” said Lopez-Quintana. “I look forward to welcoming new and returning guests to enjoy our warm hospitality and incredible views while making unforgettable memories during their time at the hotel.”

Lopez-Quintana is a native of Bilbao, Spain and holds a bachelor’s degree in Tourism and Hospitality Sciences from Universitat de Barcelona. He is fluent in Spanish, English, French, Catalan and conversational in Italian.

About Shutters on the Beach

Both comfortable and luxurious, the acclaimed Santa Monica Beach hotel recalls the quintessential cottages of Cape Cod, with shuttered doors opening onto breezy balconies and a sun-drenched pool deck replete with chaise lounges. 186 gracious guestrooms and 12 suites showcase the residential-style designs of Michael S. Smith. On site, Shutters on the Beach offers market-fresh fare at 1 Pico restaurant and Coast Beach Café. Indulge in organic wellness rituals at ONE Spa and breathtaking panoramas of the Pacific from every vantage. For more information visit

About Hotel Casa Del Mar

Offering breathtaking views of the Pacific, Hotel Casa del Mar brings the luxury, romance and relaxing feel of a Mediterranean resort to the Southern California coast. Once an exclusive beach club in the 1920s, the hotel’s timeless charm and elegance remain. Designed by Michael Smith, the lobby’s original soaring ceiling and dramatic windows offer spectacular sunsets and a picturesque place to unwind. The hotel features two restaurants, a lively lobby bar and lounge with nightly entertainment, luxurious indoor cabanas, an exclusive spa, fitness center and outdoor pool. With the most spectacular setting in Los Angeles and world-class amenities, Hotel Casa del Mar sets the standard for comfortable, relaxed luxury. The iconic resort received recognition in Condé Nast Traveler’s 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards in which it was named No. 4 Top Hotel in Los Angeles. For more information visit

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