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Auberge Resorts Collection announces new promotions across its dynamic leadership team

Auberge Resorts Collection, the world’s leading brand of one-of-a-kind hotels, resorts and residences, is pleased to announce four new leadership appointments. Tijs Klerx, Marco Bustamante, Bryan Woody and Caitlin McConnell have been promoted to vice president in their respective fields of operations, food and beverage and marketing. These key leadership positions will support Auberge Resorts Collection as the brand continues to strengthen new and existing properties and thoughtfully expand in Europe, urban markets and beyond. Each of these respected team members share Auberge Resorts Collection’s vision to create extraordinary, one-of-a-kind properties and experiences that reflect the local destination.

Tijs Klerx

Auberge Resorts Collection names Robert Whitfield Area Vice President

Auberge Resorts Collection, the world’s leading brand of one-of-a-kind, luxury hotels, resorts and residences, today announces that Robert Whitfield will join the company in July 2023 as Area Vice President. Bringing more than three decades of experience in luxury hospitality to his new role, Whitfield will oversee development, operations, sales and marketing, finance, and culture for the brand’s West Coast properties. His scope will include Bishop’s Lodge, Auberge Resorts Collection (Santa Fe, N.M.), Goldener Hirsch, Auberge Resorts Collection and The Lodge at Blue Sky, Auberge Resorts Collection (Park City, UT), Hotel Jerome, Auberge Resorts Collection (Aspen, CO), Madeline Hotel & Residences, Auberge Resorts Collection (Telluride, CO), Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection (Hawaii), Solage, Auberge Resorts Collection and Stanly Ranch, Auberge Resorts Collection (Napa Valley, CA) and The Inn at Mattei’s Tavern, Auberge Resorts Collection (Los Olivos, CA).

Robert Whitfield

Auberge Resorts Collection appoints Maria Tsagarakis as General Manager of Santorini’s Grace Hotel

Award-winning Santorini hotel Grace Hotel, Auberge Resorts Collection, known for its idyllic location and exceptional service, is excited to announce the appointment of Maria Tsagkarakis as the new general manager of the renowned Greece property. The appointment comes as Auberge Resorts Collection continues its expansion into Europe with the recent addition of Domaine Des Etangs (Massignac, France) and Collegio alla Querce (Florence, Italy – opening 2024). As the brand continues to grow, its efforts to spotlight and advocate for female talent in the industry are one of its pillars of success.

Maria Tsagarakis

The Inn at Mattei’s Tavern, Auberge Resorts Collection opens as a modern landmark

Surrounded by vineyards and olive groves in the charming, historic town of Los Olivos, The Inn at Mattei’s Tavern, Auberge Resorts Collection has welcomed guests since the late 1880s when pioneers began settling this sun-drenched, mountain-fringed valley just north of Santa Barbara. Witness to changing times, from the stagecoach era through the introduction of railroads and automobiles.


Bishop’s lodge, Auberge Resorts Collection appoints Missy Auge as Wine Director

Bishop’s Lodge, Auberge Resorts Collection, the historic luxury resort and thoughtfully restored landmark in Santa Fe, today announces the appointment of Missy Auge as Wine Director. Auge will oversee the wine operations for the 100-room resort, which serves as a luxurious and soulful retreat steeped in New Mexico’s heritage. Born and raised in New Mexico, Auge is returning to the Southwest, where she first discovered her adoration for viticulture as the Owner and Operator of Tanti Luce 221 in the heart of Santa Fe’s historic district.


Susurros del Corazon, Auberge Resorts Collection opens today in Mexico’s Punta de Mita

Susurros del Corazón, Auberge Resorts Collection, a new, private beachfront escape nestled between the jungled cliffs of Punta de Mita, opens today, welcoming guests to the most spectacular beach in Punta de Mita. Meaning ‘whispers of the heart,’ Susurros del Corazón is an oceanfront oasis that blends Mexico’s vibrant culture with the playful spirit of a luxurious, laid-back surf retreat. Located north of Puerto Vallarta Airport and overlooking the turquoise waters of Bahía de Banderas, the resort will be a place that guests fall in love with and return to again and again, bringing together those who seek fun, relaxation and an exclusive Mexico escape. 

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