EU: Elisa Barral has joined the management team at L+R Hotels.
L+R Hotels is a private investment company that has a hotel portfolio of over 100 hotels, consisting of more than 20,000 bedrooms worldwide. The hotel group announced that Barral will become the director of asset management for its Mediterranean portfolio.
Barral has more than 24 years of experience in the hospitality industry. Prior to the position she holds now, Barral was the general manager at Le Meridien Barcelona. Before that, Barral worked at Starwood Hotels for over 10 years.
At The Westin Marbella, she was a general manager. Then, she was the regional director of finance, responsible for 19 hotels across Spain and Portugal. She held this position for five years until she was promoted to transformation and special projects director.
As director of asset management, Barral will be responsible for L+R’s Mediterranean portfolio, including city and resort hotels. The collection includes Hotel Excelsior Venice Lido Resort and Nobu Ibiza Bay.
Barral said: “The portfolio was immediately appealing, but also the culture L+R Hotels embodies felt like a fit for me – passionate, dynamic, and entrepreneurial in approach. I’m looking forward to nurturing and growing the Mediterranean portfolio to ensure profitable results without compromising on standards and excellence.”
Desmond Taljaard, managing director for L+R Hotels, said: “After the unprecedented year in the hospitality industry, we’re looking forward, and this hire is testament to our commitment to expand and evolve our Mediterranean portfolio. Elisa brings unparalleled, on-the-ground experience in the region and also understands the global marketplace and the long-standing relationships with our many partners.”
L+R Hotels owns and manages hotels across the UK, Continental Europe, the US, and the Caribbean. Properties are located in cities such as London, Venice, Ibiza, Miami, Grand Cayman, and Turks and Caicos.
L+R Hotels has brand relationships with Accor, Hilton, Marriott, Hard Rock, and more.