cancun sls managing director
The Bungalow Beach Bar at SLS Cancun.

SLS Cancun Names New Managing Director 

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - February 23, 2022

The SLS Cancun hotel has named a new managing director, Caribbean Journal has learned. 

The residential resort at the Puerto Cancun development has tapped Julian Smaldoni to the role, in which he will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of day-to-day operations at the property. 

“We are excited to welcome Julián Smaldoni to SLS Cancun and have him join the SLS family,” said Chadi Farhat, brand operating officer of SLS, in a statement. “SLS Cancun is a remarkable property that will thrive under Julian’s leadership.”

The 45-suite hotel, designed by Piero Lissoni, has a master-planned community focused on “recreation and restoration.”

It’s also home to a pair of dining concepts: the Argentinian fusion eatery Leynia and the Bungalow Beach Bar and Grill. 

Smaldoni served most recently as managing director of The Fives Downtown Curio Collection by Hilton in Playa del Carmen. 

For more, visit the SLS Cancun

Popular Posts belize hotel mayan world

At the Falling Leaves Lodge in Belize, a Portal to the Maya World

SAN IGNACIO — There has been some form of settlement on this site for more than 3,000 years, here on a leafy hill above the town of San Ignacio, Belize. In other words, this is no ordinary hill. This is Cahal Pech, […]

In San Ignacio, Belize, The Art of Adventure (And Pupusas)

pupusas belize

The sizzle is calling you. In the early morning, corn tortillas stuffed with cheese and beans and meat sing a particularly strong siren song.  It could be that perfect blend of dough and heat, or the aroma. It might just […]

Delta Is Adding More Nonstop Curacao Flights, Citing “Booming Demand”  

the beach at the avila hotel in curacao

Curacao is hotter than ever, with a wave of new hotels and record-breaking tourism numbers. And just a few months after Delta made its long-awaited return to the island, the carrier is adding even more flights.  The reason? What Delta […]

Related Posts a room at the nayara gardens resort with a balcony

It's Getting Even Easier to Fly to Costa Rica

It’s getting easier than ever to fly to the eco-tourism hotspot of Costa Rica, and now American Airlines is set to launch another expansion to the Central American country.  This summer, American Airlines is planning to double its nonstop flights […]

Caribbean Photo of the Week: A Colorful Sky in Belize City

belize photo caribbean colorful sky yellow and pink

The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Beat Muller, who sent in this stunning shot of a colorful sky in Belize City, Belize. Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it to with CPOTW […]

Why Zemi Beach House Is the Best Resort in Anguilla Right Now 

the beach on Shoal Bay with palm trees

It feels like Damian is reading our minds. Whatever we need, whether a fruit skewer or a perfectly-timed rum punch, just seems to appear out of thin air.  The wonderfully attentive Damian is part of the team at Zemi Beach […]


Sign up for Caribbean Journal's free newsletter for a daily dose of beaches, hotels, rum and the best Caribbean travel information on the net.

No. Thank You