I Am Ritz-Carlton
Meet Rafael Gorina
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Introducing I Am Ritz-Carlton, a series profiling the artisans who create special moments at The Ritz-Carlton. Here, we meet Rafael, who crafts special experiences in order to bring out the spirit of a stunning destination.

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Name: Rafael Gorina

Position: Rooms Executive at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

Best way to immerse yourself in the destination: “We are well known as the pumpkin capital of the world — and also for our golf course, the ocean, the waves and the fire pits at the hotel. However, there is one thing I will recommend if you really want to have an immersive experience surrounded by nature, and that is to explore the hiking trails that surround The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay.”

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