The five-star Puente Romano Beach Resort and Nobu Hotel Marbella welcome Gonzalo Rodríguez Fernández- Díez as General Manager.
With over two decades of industry experience, Gonzalo brings with him an in-depth understanding of the hospitality industry and a proven track record in operations, pre-openings, quality of service, and achieving top-line results.
In his new role, Gonzalo will be responsible for leading both Puente Romano and Nobu Hotel Marbella’s strategic development and customer experience while overseeing all aspects of the resort. On being appointed General Manager, Gonzalo said: “As tourism in Spain sets to make a very strong return for 2022, I’m delighted to be joining one of the Mediterranean’s most established and sought-after resorts, and working with the team to drive forward its success.”
Gonzalo joins from his most recent position as the pre-opening General Manager of Six Senses Ibiza – the first Six Senses Resort in Spain and one of the Mediterranean’s most anticipated openings of 2021. Here, Gonzalo envisioned and implemented an out-of-the-ordinary guest journey and spearheaded the resort’s exceptional guest experience.
His vast experience also includes key positions for a number of prestigious hospitality firms including Raffles, IHG and H Hospitality in Dubai, UAE where he was General Manager of The H Hotel Dubai – a multi-unit complex containing a five-star hotel, residences, offices, over 12 restaurants and clubs and a Mandara Spa. With a lively entrepreneurial spirit, a special passion for online reputation management and customer service excellence, Gonzalo’s notable successes include positioning Raffles Dubai as 1 out of 600 Hotels in Dubai and he moved H Dubai from a 150 ranking to Top 10 within a year, based on online guests reviews and opinions
The luxurious Puente Romano Beach Resort is perfectly situated on the beachfront of the Golden Mile between Marbella and Puerto Banús. The 55,000m2 Andalusian village-style resort boasts 180 spacious suites, 15 restaurants including the beachfront Sea Grill and El Chiringuito, a world-class Tennis Club and is home to mainland Spain’s only Six Senses Spa.
Overlooking the resort’s subtropical gardens and the vibrant Plaza is Nobu Hotel Marbella with 80 sleek and stylish rooms and suites. A space to rewind and recharge, guests benefit from exclusive access to the adults-only Nobu pool and priority table access to the acclaimed Nobu Restaurant and Bar, located front and centre of Andalucía’s culinary hotspot.