I undertake Grupo Islita’s stewardship with a hopeful vision, outlining a clear mandate to align its two properties in a common path towards excellence.
San Jose, Costa Rica (PRWEB) September 06, 2011
Hotel Punta Islita and El Silencio Lodge & Spa have announced the appointment of Costa Rican hospitality and sustainability expert, Mr. Gustavo Segura, as Director and CEO. Formerly managed as related but separate enterprises, both hotels will now operate under the umbrella of their parent company, Grupo Islita.
“I undertake Grupo Islita’s stewardship with a hopeful vision, outlining a clear mandate to align its two properties in a common path towards excellence,” affirmed Mr. Segura. “As a Costa Rican, I have long admired Hotel Punta Islita and El Silencio Lodge & Spa for bringing my country to prominence as a welcoming, happy, and healthy destination. As an executive, I am honored to be given an opportunity to integrate these two unique hotels, harmoniously balancing positive environmental impact and groundbreaking CSR practices. Our hospitality product is superlative and ideal for conscientious high-end travelers who cherish authenticity and sustainability.”
Mr. Segura’s leadership will allow Grupo Islita to effectively combine Hotel Punta Islita's secluded coastal landscapes and El Silencio Lodge & Spa’s cloud forest wellness in an outstanding, integrated product. Vacations featuring both properties, will grant consumers and travel professionals a streamlined reservation process, expedite response times, and efficient logistics at an optimal value.
Mr. Gustavo Segura has a fourteen-year track record in the national and international responsible tourism arena, highlighted by effective and successful leadership in both the private and public sectors. His expertise has been sought by the governments of Peru, Brazil, Ecuador, Honduras, and Argentina’s Tucuman Province. While at the helm of two prestigious hotels in Costa Rica, he succeeded in attaining the top-level rating (5 leaves) as awarded by the Costa Rican Sustainability Certification program (CST). Mr. Segura has served on the board of key travel and tourism bodies including CANATUR and the National Convention Bureau. He currently sits on the board of the Costa Rican Tourism Institute (ICT).
About Grupo Islita:
Grupo Islita is a leading Costa Rican luxury hotel development and management company. Its signature commitment to corporate social responsibility fosters cultural authenticity, economic opportunity, and environmental welfare.
About Hotel Punta Islita:
Hotel Punta Islita is a secluded Costa Rican beach resort set along the Nicoya Peninsula’s open-ocean coastline. Inaugurated in 1994, it is globally recognized for its award-winning responsible tourism program emphasizing community development programs, art, and education.
About El Silencio Lodge & Spa:
Inaugurated in 2008, El Silencio Lodge & Spa is a sixteen-suite natural immersion eco-destination. Embedded in a 500 acre private cloud forest reserve, it is flanked by two national parks in Costa Rica’s central volcanic valley.