I owe my mother the urge for caring for others; for having everyone around the table; for sharing.
Nothing is more rewarding than the gratitude of someone for your concern about them; perhaps it is why I chose to follow a career in the service and hospitality industry. I believe that, through the simplest actions, we can make a person feel welcome, important, happy.
I was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and started my career working there for great companies and hotels, learning from some of the best professionals. Then, at some point, I decided I’ve had enough of the big city and moved to Mendoza. After a couple years working for a great property in the Uco Valley I moved to Ushuaia and experienced Patagonia first hand. A place like no other indeed.
Now, with the Andes by my side (as they have been for a while), Awasi gives me a new opportunity to share with guests the magic of these mountains, the life that thrives in the Atacama Desert, its ancient history, and the hospitality of its people.
I am passionate about people, cuisine and culture, and working in Hospitality has brought it all together.
Born and raised in Chile, I got most of my experience working as a Food & Beverage Manager in the United States. When I returned to to home country it was to work in Awasi Patagonia, which was a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Two years later, Awasi brought me to Atacama. From a culinary point of view, I didn’t know what to expect, but the variety and freshness of the ingredients surprised me completely. The mix and richness in cultures won over my heart. The desert was so much more than I expected, and there is nothing that I like more than to extend that experience to our visitors.
As a Geologist, I consider myself lucky to have grown up in this region. San Pedro de Atacama and the Antofagasta region is so much more than just a desert, and working in tourism has given me the key to show that to the world.
This is an incredible place with canyons, geysers, wetlands, ancient culture, salt lakes and a unique selection of wildlife that can’t be found anywhere else in the world. Working at Awasi, there’s not one day that is the like the next. I am a proud ambassador to this area and love to create unique, life-changing experiences with my team.
The Importance of People
It is our staff who create first impressions, who accompany our guests on their adventures, who strive to exceed expectations and send guests home with unforgettable memories.
We are forever grateful to the Awasi Family.