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The Ritz-Carlton, Budapest names new general manager

The Ritz-Carlton hotel in Budapest has announced the appointment of Hugo Lecanda as general manager, responsible for overall hotel performance and operations, according to a press release sent to the Budapest Business Journal.

The Ritz-Carlton expects Lecanda to continue to grow the hotel’s  position within the local, regional, and international markets. The new general manager has 28 years of experience in the hotel industry, with a decade in luxury brands. He has led teams in all aspects of hotel operations over his career, working in several locations, including Spain, Ecuador and Mexico.

In his last role, held since 2015, Lecanda was responsible for managing The Ritz-Carlton, Abama in Tenerife, Spain, the only hotel in the country with a two-Michelin star restaurant. Under Lecandaʼs leadership, the hotel was recognized with several awards, making it one of the leading hotels in the region.

Lecanda himself was named General Manager of The Year, Marriott Luxury Europe in 2015. He was also recognized as Best General Manager in Spain by the Luxury Institute in 2016. Previously, in 2013, he received the Five Diamond Award for the Caribbean and Latin America Region as general manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Cancún.

The Ritz-Carlton, Budapest is owned by the United Arab Emiratesʼ Al Habtoor Group.