The St. Regis Mexico City appoints of Bernard de Vill?le GM
Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Inc. today announced that Bernard de Vill?le has joined The St. Regis Mexico City as general manager. Formerly the general manager at The St. Regis Mauritius, de Vill?le brings more than 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry and is perfectly suited to take the reins of Mexico?s most exclusive cosmopolitan address for unparalleled luxury and bespoke service.
?With a career spanning nearly four decades in hospitality, we?re delighted to welcome Bernard and his expertise to The St. Regis Mexico City? said Batya Brykman, vice president and director of operations, Mexico & Central America, Starwood Hotels & Resorts. ?Bernard?s keen understanding of St. Regis traditions and brand standards coupled with his hotel management and guest services knowhow will allow him to further elevate the bespoke service and luxurious experience guests expect from The St. Regis Mexico City.?
Ideally located at the historic Paseo De La Reforma, The St. Regis Mexico City offers guests modern sophistication, unparalleled luxury and bespoke service at one the best addresses in the world. Designed by legendary architect Cesar Pelli and designer Yabu Pushelberg, the hotel features 189 elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites, St. Regis? legendary Butler Service, a signature Rem?de Spa, more than 10,000 square feet of meeting and event space, and state-of-the-art fitness facilities, including a panoramic indoor pool with views of the city.
?I feel as if I?m returning home, not only to Mexico, but to the unparalleled hospitality provided by the distinguished and dedicated team at The St. Regis Mexico City,? said de Vill?le. ?My personal mission is to ensure each guest experience exudes the distinction, style, culture, history, and exuberance of the iconic hotel and guests, offering an unrivaled dimension of exclusivity and sophistication while continue delivering personalized service from the heart.?
De Vill?le is widely recognized as a successful hotelier and entrepreneur within the luxury hospitality industry. Prior to joining The St. Regis Mexico City, de Vill?le served as general manager of The St. Regis Mauritius Resort, where he oversaw the hotel?s opening in 2011. Under his leadership, the hotel was awarded Hideaways Hotel of the Year in 2012 and Cond? Nast Traveler?s Hot List in 2013, among others. Beginning with a degree in Hotel Management from the world-renowned ?cole H?teli?re de Lausanne in Switzerland, de Vill?le?s celebrated career crosses multiple continents with tenures in award-winning properties and senior management and executive roles for St. Regis, Four Seasons, Hilton, InterContinental, Orient Express Hotels, Rosewood Hotels, Savoy Group and TAJ Hotels, where he served as vice president of operations for Europe and the Americas. His vast experience also includes serving as Lebanon area general manager for Habtoor Hotels, leading the opening of The Lanesborough Hotel, major renovations of the legendary Resort La Samanna with Orient Express Hotels and the establishment of 51 Buckingham Gate, TAJ Suites & Residences. He has also been awarded numerous accolades for his accomplishments, including being named one of the finest hoteliers worldwide by the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences in 2003. De Vill?le is the son a French diplomat and spent his childhood in Mexico. He speaks French, English Spanish and has a good notion of Italian and German.