A seasoned professional with a solid background in hotel management in Asia has been appointed to lead Melia Ho Tram Beach Resort.
Alvaro Berton, of Spanish origin took over the 17-hectare beachfront property in Ho Tram, a two-hour drive from Vietnam’s largest metropolis, Ho Chi Minh City.
Berton has held management positions for Meliá Hotels International for over eight years. He was general manager of Meliá Purosani Yogyakarta in Indonesia for more than two years, and before that, general manager of the cluster of Melia’s Sol Beach House Bali Benoa All Inclusive and Sol House Bali Kuta for almost five years.
Before embarking on a career in hospitality, he studied a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration at the University of Seville in Spain and worked as a financial officer at CaixaBank Financial Group in Seville. Berton studied a master’s degree in international hotel management at the University of Seville and worked as an assistant manager at Paradisus Palma Real Golf & Spa Luxury All Inclusive Resort by Meliá in the Dominican Republic during his studies. In February 2014, Berton then became Deputy Cluster Executive Director and Chief Revenue Officer for Samabe Leisure Resorts, overseeing hotel operations for Grand Mirage Resort & Thalasso Bali and Club Bali Mirage.
Berton’s appointment to the Ho Tram resort comes as Vietnam’s tourism industry is booming following the constraints of the pandemic.
“My team and I look forward to delivering the warm Spanish hospitality, distinctive passion for service and focus on sustainable tourism that Meliá is known for,” said Berton.
The Complex of 152 rooms and 83 villas features three restaurants including a beach club, three swimming pools, a cafe, a 20 treatment room spa with an additional foot massage area and beauty salon, The Level Lounge executive lounge, a ballroom and conference rooms, kids club, gymnasium, gift shop and suite. The resort’s contemporary rooms, suites, and villas offer unobstructed views of the ocean, lush gardens, lakes, and pools.