Pep-LozanoIn his new role, Mr. Lozano is responsible for all operations and sales, as well as guest and employee engagement, of the new 532-room waterfront hotel slated to open end 2011.  Prior to his new appointment, Mr. Lozano helmed The Ritz-Carlton, Doha in Qatar, his first foray in the Middle East, as general manager from 2009.

Mr. Lozano began his professional career in Hotel Arts in Barcelona, a Ritz-Carlton managed property, in various food and beverage roles.  The experience in this department enabled his transfer to The Ritz-Carlton, Washington D.C. as the director of food and beverage in its opening phase in 2000.  Mr. Lozano then returned to Hotel Arts for a series of consecutive leadership roles, culminating in his promotion to hotel manager in 2006.  A year later, he was appointed general manager of Abama Golf & Spa Resort, another Ritz-Carlton managed property, in Tenerife, Spain.

A Ritz-Carlton veteran, Mr. Lozano has participated in the successful openings of various Ritz-Carlton properties around the world, namely in Wolfsburg, Germany; New York, United States; Marbella, Spain; and Penha Longa, Portugal.  He is married with three children and speaks fluent English, Spanish and French.