Rivera Nayarit Welcomes James Hughes at St. Regis

Jorge Chávez
Jan. 21, 2016

James Hughes was recently named new General Manager at The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort in Punta de Mita, preserving the legacy of Carl Emberson, who held the post for many years. Marc Murphy, Managing Director of the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau Hughes, wishing him every success while at the same time expressing his gratitude to exiting GM Carl Emberson and wishing him the best of luck in his new endeavors.

“After speaking with James Hughes and personally welcoming him, I can assure everyone that we will continue to work along the same lines as we had been with Carl Emberson,” stated Murphy. “Both are excellent professionals and good men, I wish them the best.


Fernando González Ortega, president of the Banderas Bay Hotel and Motel Association, echoed this sentiment, noting that the 30 years’ experience Hughes brings to the position will benefit Riviera Nayarit.

“There’s no doubt his experience will contribute to the destination,” added González. “We know of his work in different tourism positions and offices in South America, specifically in Chile, so his perspective, his vision and above all, his experience, will be invaluable.”

James Hughes appeared happy and optimistic with the new challenge he will face at the helm of the most exclusive development in Mexico, located in the country’s trendiest destination.

“I’m very excited to be back in Mexico and head the excellent team at The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort, which has distinguished itself for a genuine and impeccable personalized service that has taken the traditional warmth of Mexican hospitality to new levels,” commented Hughes.

“My vision is to continue with the St. Regis legacy, ensuring that each visit is exceptional and memorable for our guests; and to innovate so we can offer unique experiences that convey the sophistication and comfortable elegance that highlights the natural beauty of Punta Mita,” added the new general manager.

Source: Riviera Nayarit


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