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Akis Nucleus named General Manager of newly opened W Panama

Akis NeocleousAkis Nucleus is named General Manager of the newly opened W Panama, which is the first W Hotel located in Central America.

Akis has more than 20 years of luxury resort leadership experience at Mexico's top luxury properties, including the acclaimed Las Ventanas al Paraiso, a Rosewood Resort, recognized for its extraordinary guest experience.  Prior to this Akis was General Manager of Mission La Serena Resort in Los Cabos and held leadership roles at, The Luxury Collections El Careyes Beach Resort, Hotel Gran Bahia Principe Tulum and Grand Bay Hotel in Isla Navidad. 

Most recently, Akis took the bold step of joining a small & struggling independent hotel in Panama City.  As GM of the Grace Hotel, Akis transformed the leadership’s team, F&B approach and marketing, connecting the hotel to the local community and becoming the No 1 hotel on Trip Advisor since 2014. 

Akis lives in Panama City with his wife and his two children. He loves playing golf, listening to music, travelling especially to the Caribbean and cooking. He spends time creating new recipes and enjoys cooking for this family and friends.  His passion is to create memorable experiences