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Hotel El Ganzo Appoints New Food & Beverage Leaders

SAN JOSE DEL CABO, MX. November 14, 2017 - Hotel El Ganzo, San Jose del Cabo’s boutique artist haven, is revamping its food and beverage concept with the appointment of new Food & Beverage Director Rene Enrique Perez Lima, and of Omar Lopez Flores as Executive Chef.

“Hotel El Ganzo is pleased to welcome Rene and Omar to our team. Their experience, enthusiasm and creativity is breathing new life into our food and beverage concept,” said Ella Messerli, general manager at Hotel El Ganzo. “With their talent and leadership, a new identity for all of our in-house food options is being rolled out.”

Lima brings over eight years of top-tier restaurant and tourism experience to his post at El Ganzo. Previously, he held the title of Food & Beverage Manager for Hotel Me by Melia in Cancun and senior management positions at The Ritz Carlton Cancun, Hotel Paradisus in Riviera Maya and Le Meridien Cancun Resort & Spa. In Mexico City, he was the General Manager of The Palm Polanco and Director of Food and Beverage for Hotel NH Collection.

Executive Chef Omar Lopez Flores, who was classically trained in Spanish and French cooking, masterfully mixes those flavors with Mexican cuisine to create dishes that are as eye-catching as they are flavorful. Lopez is a veteran of the Food & Beverage industry with over 21 years of experience, including roles at Hotel Presidente Los Cabos, Cabos’ Hotel Royal Solaris, Marquis Los Cabos and Plaza Lancaster in Mexico City, and more.

For more information about Hotel El Ganzo, please visit www.elganzo.com or call toll-free at 1-855-835-4269.

About Hotel El Ganzo

Just 20 minutes from San Jose International Airport lies an artist haven without comparison. Hotel El Ganzo exudes a cool, barefoot elegance from the tip of its rooftop sushi bar, to the edge of the dramatic infinity pool overlooking Marina Puerto Los Cabos, and right down into the underground recording studio, where resident artists and visiting performers work their magic. Hotel El Ganzo, a leader in sustainable travel, is a Platinum member of The Center for Responsible Travel (CREST) and a hotel partner of conscious travel booking site Kind Traveler. Hotel El Ganzo was named amongst the top hotels in Mexico in Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards 2017.

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