As the Costa del Sol hotel and tourism industry begins to accommodate the first summer tourists following the Covid-19 pandemic of Spring 2020, Les Roches Marbella’s Director of Student Services & Operations, Mano Soler, sat down with Jorge Manzur, General Manager of the Anantara Villa Padierna Palace Hotel in Benahavis, Spain, to find out how the luxury hotel industry is preparing for this new normal.
Watch as Mr. Manzur discusses preventive measures at Villa Padierna, how the Costa del Sol will rebound, and the future outlook for young professionals currently studying hospitality management or on their way to beginning their careers in global hospitality.
Interview with Jorge Manzur, General Manager, Anantara Villa Padierna Palace Hotel
There is much work to be done to put the Costa del Sol’s tourism industry back on track, however, there is plenty to be optimistic about. Less than two weeks after Spain announced it will open its borders to travelers this summer, hotels are already reporting bookings of 50% of their capacity for July and August. As the number two travel destination worldwide, Spain and the Costa del Sol, boasts world-class amenities, professional services, and a special brand of hospitality that puts the region in line to be an important factor in the emotional and economic recovery from the pandemic lockdowns.