Resident Manager, Awasi Atacama
I was born in Argentinian Patagonia in 1974, I studied Hotel Administration in Buenos Aires, and between 2007 and 2010 I lived in New Zealand and Spain where I did a Masters at the “Escuela de Hostelería” in Seville.
One of my main inspirations in life is travel: Europe, South America, Australia and South East Asia are among the list of places I have visited.
I have been working for more than 25 years in the service industry. I have learnt most from my time at the Hostería Los Notros (Argentinian Patagonia), Hotel Art Barcelona (Ritz Carlton) and the Relais & Chateaux Huka Lodge in New Zealand.
For me in this wonderful part of the world where I now find myself, my first challenge is to do what I can to maximise the sustainability of Awasi Patagonia.
From Football to Bedsheets
The life of Isidora Mendoza, Chief Housekeeper
“I’m the boss of all the housekeeping staff but I also love playing football. To make the perfect bed the important thing is to pull the sheets tight, carefully fold the top and bottom and tuck them in tightly. Then you have the perfect bed.
For both my housekeeping and football teams, the most important thing is communication and team work"
A Chef’s Life
The delicious world of Juan Pablo Mardones
I have been working at Awasi Atacama since 2007. I arrived with Maureen, who is now my wife and the Awasi pastry chef.
I am driven by the challenge of cooking for guests who have eaten in some of the best restaurants in the world.
I hope that we may be able to surprise them with an ingredient or preparation which they have never tried before.
Choose to be a traveller, not a tourist.
Seek the hidden corners, don't follow the crowds.
Follow your desires, not a schedule.
Travel with those you love, avoid big groups.
And have your own...
The Importance of People
"Awasi Atacama is always a real hit, principally
because the staff are very switched-on"
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