Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts welcomes Ronny Fernández as the inaugural resort manager of Naviva®, A Four Seasons Resort, Punta Mita, Mexico. Set to open in November 2022, the Resort will feature 15 luxury tents nestled amid 48 forested acres (19 hectares) on the Riviera Nayarit’s Pacific Coast. Fernández, who held ascending roles with Four Seasons since 2003, will bring this intimate resort to life through a high touch yet unassuming experience that encourages personal growth and self-discovery.
Over the past 19 years, Fernández has been entrusted to lead various high-stakes initiatives for Four Seasons properties including overseeing major renovation projects at Four Seasons Hotel Houston and Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo, and assisting with the opening of Four Seasons Resort Nevis. His dynamic range of capabilities and deep knowledge of the brand make Fernández an intuitive choice to debut the new Four Seasons Resort concept. Naviva®, which celebrates the intrinsic bond that humans have with nature, will benefit from Fernández’s experience living in Mexico City and Punta Mita while working with Four Seasons properties in each destination. Known for heartfelt interactions with guests, his presence will enhance the Resort’s uniquely unscripted and personalized experience.
“Connecting and bonding with guests has always been one of my favourite parts of being in this industry – we truly get to interact with so many amazing people and share with them what makes each place so special,” says Ronny Fernández, Resort Manager, Naviva®, A Four Seasons Resort. “With Naviva®’s intimate size of only 15 tents, we are really able to remove the formalities of service and spend quality time with our guests as if we were hosting our closest friends at our own home. From gathering around the open kitchen at Copal regaling the day’s adventures over a glass of our favourite Mexican spirit to visiting a local artist’s private home and studio, we’re always making sure our friends are taken care of.”
Fernández started his hospitality legacy at Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica, where he was hired as Front Office Assistant Manager in 2003 and was eventually promoted to Assistant Director of Rooms in 2009 before accepting a new role at Four Seasons Mexico City in 2010. After five years in Mexico, Fernández returned to his country of origin to become the first “Tico” Resort Manager of Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica.
Having completed course work in hospitality management, environmental education and wildlife protection, Fernández has an excellent foundation for his new role at Naviva, where he will oversee the Resort’s exploratory experiences rooted in nature. In his free time, Fernández enjoys immersing himself in new destinations through food, history and photography and participating in water sports – he can often be found paddle boarding at sunrise.
Naviva®, A Four Seasons Resort, Punta Mita, Mexico will be located less than an hour’s drive from Puerto Vallarta International Airport, where daily inbound and outbound international flights are available.
The Resort is an expansion of Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita.