Waldorf Astoria Cancun, set to open in November 2022 adjacent to the upscale Hilton Cancun, an All-Inclusive Resort announces George Stanfield as managing director leading the hotel’s executive leadership team. In this role, Stanfield oversees all aspects of guest experience and operations at both Waldorf Astoria Cancun and Hilton Cancun, where he has been managing the all-inclusive resort since its debut last year.
“We are delighted to have George Stanfield lead these two amazing hotel teams,” said Jorge Giannattasio, senior vice president and head of operations, Caribbean and Latin America, Hilton. “With his distinguished background in the hospitality industry and a passion for both the guest and team member experience, he brings valuable skills to ensure an elevated guest experience and successful future for Hilton’s newest properties on the Yucatan Peninsula.”
Hospitality has always been in Stanfield’s blood as his father was a hotelier and he spent his childhood living in hotels around the world. With more than 25 years of hospitality experience, Stanfield began his career with Hilton in 1995 and gained experience in operations and commercial roles working at properties such as Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista and Washington Hilton. He’s held leadership positions at Hilton properties across the Caribbean and Latin America, including Hilton Hotels & Resorts properties in Cancun, Curacao and Barbados Prior to his current position, he served as general manager at Hilton Buenos Aires where his leadership and passion for hospitality contributed to the property earning several national and international awards including Argentina’s Best MICE Hotel in 2020 and the World Travel Awards in 2019 and 2020.
Stanfield holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Webber International University.
“I am thrilled to be a part of a second hotel opening in this one-of-a-kind destination,” says Stanfield. “The launch of Waldorf Astoria Cancun brings refined luxury to all travelers who make their way to this new beachfront escape. Guests can enjoy world-class resort amenities including the Waldorf Astoria Spa which provides an authentic and transformative experience and first-class restaurants with global menus crafted with premier local ingredients.”
Set on 100 acres of secluded coastline, the luxury Waldorf Astoria Cancun opening in November 2022, is nestled between Cancun and the quiet fishing village of Puerto Morelos. Set to deliver an unforgettable experience for guests, the resort will feature 173 exceptionally appointed guest rooms and suites, all of which will feature inviting soaking tubs and breathtaking ocean views on their private balconies. The property will boast the Signature Waldorf Astoria Spa, integrating Mexican healing traditions with native ingredients for indulgent treatments, in addition to state-of-the-art fitness facilities, swimming pool, sundeck, cabanas and six exquisite dining experiences. For an unforgettable taste of Mexico, guests will enjoy the scents from Malpeque, the property’s signature seafood restaurant featuring freshly caught local seafood, the all-day Brasserie Chaya featuring a more casual yet still refined experience, and the Beach Bar and Grill JA’O which will offer bright, bold classic Mexican for families, couples, and groups.