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New General Manager Joins The Ritz-Carlton, Budapest

BUDAPEST – 23 April 2019 – The Ritz-Carlton, Budapest welcomes Mr. Hugo Lecanda as the new General Manager, responsible for the overall hotel performance and operations. Mr. Hugo Lecanda, with his long experience in the hospitality sector, will continue to grow the hotel’s prominent position within the local, regional and international markets.

Mr. Hugo Lecanda is a well-known professional, highly qualified hotelier, recognized for having exceptional leadership skills and business acumen. He has 28 years of experience in the hotel industry, with 10 years in Luxury Brands.  He has led teams in all aspects of the hotel operations and brings with him, an intimate knowledge of managing luxury hotels. He has worked in several locations, including Spain, Ecuador and Mexico. In his past role, held since 2015, Mr. Lecanda was responsible for managing the iconic The Ritz-Carlton, Abama in Tenerife Spain. The only hotel in Spain with two Michelin Stars restaurant, overall 10 food and beverage outlets, 468 rooms, Championship Golf Course, SPA, and Tennis Academy, The Ritz-Carlton, Abama was successfully turned into one of the leading hotels in the region and being recognized with several international awards, under Mr. Lecanda’s leadership. Throughout his Marriott and Ritz-Carlton journey, Mr. Hugo Lecanda played an instrumental role in the opening of resorts and hotels.

In his 28 years of experience in different positions, at various locations, he has demonstrated his professionalism through several leadership and team excellence awards, while leading the hotel and his team to success. He was named General Manager of The Year, Marriott Luxury Europe in 2015, in 2013 he received the 5 Diamond Award for the Caribbean and Latin America Region, as General Manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun  and was also recognized as Best General Manager in Spain, by Luxury Institute, in 2016.

 “It is a true honor to be part of this fantastic property owned by Al Habtoor Group. I am also very excited and ready to deliver with our Ladies and Gentlemen, at The Ritz-Carlton Budapest, life meaningful moments to our guests each day” – said the new General Manager regarding his appointment.

With his leadership the hotel will continue to provide memorable legendary Ritz-Carlton experiences and uphold the traditions that hallmarks The Ritz-Carlton brand, while striving to further enhance service quality and brand value in the future.