This Playa Del Carmen Hotel’s Newest Hire


The Mahekal Beach Resort on the Riviera Maya has named Marina Colunga its new director of sales and marketing.

The property, which recently completed a major transformation project, has tapped Colunga after having most recently served as market director of sales and marketing for four Paradisus all-inclusives in the Dominican Republic.

“Marina Colunga brings unparalleled experience in sales and marketing on a local, national and global level, having held director positions for more than a decade with leading luxury resorts around the world,” said Julian Smaldoni, Managing Director of Mahekal Beach Resort. “Marina’s leadership skills, paired with her drive for success, industry knowledge and strong relationships make her a true asset to our Mahekal family.”

Colunga has previously worked at Marriott Hotels and Resorts, including as director of sales and marketing in Mexico and the Dominican Republic.

The 196-room resort is located on 920 feet of beachfront between the Riviera Maya jungle and the coast.