AMResorts Names New COO

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By the Caribbean Journal staff

AMResorts has named Gabriel Felip its new Chief Operating Officer, the company announced this week.

Felip, a longtime travel industry veteran, will be responsible for “streamlining operations” in the company’s three destination markets: the Caribbean, Mexico Caribbean and Pacific Coast.

AMResorts currently has 32 resorts operating under six brands in Mexico, Jamaica, Curacao and the Dominican Republic.

“AMResorts has grown incredibly fast in the last few years, and the recent Bain Capital investment will only accelerate the speed of the company’s expansion,” said Gonzalo del Peon, President of AMResorts, in a statement. “The executive team is taking proactive steps to streamline all processes and procedures and increase efficiencies. Investing in key players like Gabriel, who not only share our vision and business goals, but also bring tremendous experience and insights, will contribute to our mission to strategically grow the AMResorts business.”

Felip will be based out of Cancun. He is the former managing director and COO of Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts.