Karisma Hotels & Resorts, an award-winning luxury hotel collection which owns and manages properties in Latin America, the Caribbean and Europe, is pleased to announce the promotion of Rinaldo Fernández to President of the Global Travelers Club Division. Fernández brings over 25 years of experience and a commitment to building upon existing sales and marketing efforts as well as restructuring and expanding the Exotic and Prestige Travelers clubs– further elevating these exceptional programs.
“Rinaldo brings deep expertise and passion to his role as President of the Global Travelers Club Division,” said Rafael Feliz, chairman and chief executive officer of Karisma Hotels & Resorts. “Our Exotic and Prestige Travelers Clubs represent many of our most loyal guests. Rinaldo has a breadth of experience within this significant market as well as unmatched results over the past decade growing our travel clubs to be among the best and most successful in the industry, and we are confident that he will spearhead new levels of growth and success for our clubs.”
In his new position, Rinaldo will continue overseeing the Karisma’s Travelers Club Division with its two brands: Exotic Travelers, which is celebrating its 15th Anniversary this year, and Prestige Travelers. He will also lead the aggressive expansion plans for the club, which include all new markets where Karisma Hotels & Resorts is entering, as well as new strategic territories where the club will open as a stand-alone operator.
Prior to working for Karisma Hotels & Resorts, Rinaldo successfully oversaw international markets in Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, South America, Mexico, Europe and the United States for 17 years in Procter & Gamble Co. In 2009, Fernández joined Karisma as the Vice President of Administration, where he was heading the company’s corporate offices, as well as the management of the Exotic Travelers Club.
Rinaldo’s knowledge of international business management has aided him in making instrumental changes at Karisma Hotels & Resorts, including the creation of a Corporate Human Resources department; and the integration of travel clubs as a fundamental pillar of the company. Upon the creation and launch of Prestige Travelers in December 2012, Rinaldo became the Senior Vice President for the Travelers Club Division, where he remained for six years. He played a critical role in the expansion of the Prestige Travelers club on an international level and doubled business for the Exotic Travelers club.
About Karisma Hotels & Resorts
Karisma Hotels & Resorts, an award-winning luxury hotel collection which owns and manages properties in Latin America, the Caribbean and Europe, comprises an impressive portfolio including El Dorado Spa Resorts by Karisma, Azul Beach Resorts by Karisma, Generations Resorts by Karisma, Karisma Villas, Allure Hotels by Karisma, Hidden Beach Resort by Karisma, Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts, Sensatori Resorts, Sensimar Resorts, and Karisma Hotels Adriatic. Properties have been honored with the industry’s top accolades including Conde Nast Traveler’s “Top 100 Hotels in the World,” Conde Nast Traveler’s “Top 30 Hotels in Cancun,” TripAdvisor® Traveler’s Choice “Best Hotels for Romance,” and AAA’s “Five Diamond Award” and “Four Diamond Award.” Karisma has received worldwide recognition for its creative approach to hospitality management and product innovations.