George Sotelo has been named managing director of Miami’s legendary Doral Golf Resort & Spa, the latest addition to the Trump Hotel Collection™. The veteran hotelier will lead Doral through its reflagging and a multimillion-dollar renovation that will dramatically upgrade all aspects of the resort and elevate the guest experience.
“I am delighted to welcome George Sotelo to the TRUMP HOTEL COLLECTION team,” said Jim Petrus, chief operating officer. “His vast experience in the ultra-luxury sector and his passion for excellence will serve Doral well as we reposition this iconic resort and restore its position among the world’s great golf resorts.”
Sotelo comes to Doral Golf Resort & Spa from the highly acclaimed One & Only Palmilla in Los Cabos, Mexico, where he served as general manager for the past seven years.
Prior to One&Only Palmilla, Sotelo held senior level positions with Grand Bay Resorts, Sonesta Beach Resort Intercontinental Hotels.
Sotelo is a graduate of Florida International University, with a degree in hospitality management. His professional affiliations include the Luxury Hoteliers Association, National Restaurant Association, International Food Service Association and American Hotel & Motel Association.
Doral Golf Resort & Spa’s $200 million renovation will restore Doral to its former grandeur and dramatically reposition all aspects of the resort with luxurious hotel rooms and a greatly enhanced guest experience throughout the public spaces. Renovation of the main building, lodges, conference areas, spa and Champions Pavilion will set a new tone for the resort, while the Members’ Clubhouse will be redesigned to include vastly upgraded facilities and amenities. All five golf courses will be enhanced, including the world-famous Blue Monster, and the driving range will be lengthened and expanded to more than twice its current size, making it a world-class facility befitting of the resort.