Sol Meliá Hotels & Resorts has named Raul Petraglia general manager and Dolores Castillo director of sales for both the Meliá Los Cabos All Suite Oceanfront Beach & Golf Resort and the Meliá San Lucas Resort, each located in Los Cabos, Mexico.
Petraglia started his career with Sol Meliá Hotels & Resorts in 1987 working in the entertainment area at properties throughout Spain. After completing Sol Meliá`s executive training program, he became resident manger at the Paradisus Cozumel. Petraglia then served as assistant director for the Meliá Turquesa hotel in Cancun, and the Meliá Bávaro Resort in Punta Cana, before becoming resident manager of the Gran Meliá Caracas in Venezuela.
He was then named general manager of the Meliá Tropical in Punta Cana. Petraglia was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and educated in Switzerland, Argentina and Spain.
Castillo joined Sol Meliá Hotels & Resorts in April 1999. She served as assistant director of sales at the Meliá Mexico Reforma, in Mexico City, before being appointed director of sales for the Meliá Los Cabos and Meliá San Lucas resorts. She worked for Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Radisson International and ITT Sheraton before joining Sol Meliá Hotels & Resorts. Castillo is a Mexican citizen and has a degree from the Universidad Tecnologica de Mexico.
The 104-room Meliá Los Cabos offers casual elegance and adds the crowning touch to Cabos` most deluxe hotels. The resort`s open-air hacienda style combines distinctive Mexican décor and spacious, beautifully decorated suites with panoramic views of the ocean and Mexico`s most exotic landscape. A gigantic free-form pool spills over a waterfall fronting the Sea of Cortes.
The five-star, 150-room Meliá San Lucas beachfront resort is located on Baja California`s southern tip—where currents of the Sea of Cortes and Pacific Ocean meet to provide some of the world`s best deep-sea fishing. The resort sits above an ocean marina, overlooking Cabo San Lucas Bay and the famed monolithic arch that rises from the ocean to guard “lovers beach.”
Sol Meliá Hotels & Resorts is one of the world`s most successful hotel companies with its three brands - Meliá Hotels, Sol Hotels and Paradisus Resorts - totaling more than 330 hotels in 30 countries worldwide.