A Message from The Irishman

Over the years I have received and should have kept more emails like this received from the GM of […]

#sufito – Punta Mita Hot List 2019

Over the years and around the globe I have had the chance to create a number of different restaurant […]

Destination Marketing – some thoughts for 2019

As a new year begins it is always key to identify what are the trends and tendencies for the […]

8th Annual American Express Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Raises Significant Funds for Local Charities

Fundraising makes Lorena Ochoa and Craig “The Walrus” Stadler Feel Great.

“This year’s event was the best yet with a […]

Golf – una escuela

Si el Golf fuera la escuela, nos enseñaría una gran vida. Nos enseñaría a saludar, a ser pacientes, a […]

Friends of Golf 2018 – Belair Country Club

The Friends of Golf Charity event at Belair Country Club in Los Angeles is in my opinion one […]

Punta Mita va Colonial 2018 – Pacific Cup

Last week the Punta Mita Golf Team made it’s first trip to the USA to defend the Pacific Cup […]

Hoteliers in Havana Cuba 2018

Try and get hoteliers to coincide for a long weekend together ? Nigh impossible ! Anyway Sabine and the […]

My Ryder Cup 2018

I have been privileged to attend a number of the worlds best events such as The Rugby World Cup […]


Over the years in Punta Mita we have enjoyed some memorable dinners as well as our Farewell to Return […]

Pine Valley Golf Club – golfing heaven

Opportunities to play courses such as Pine Valley are few and far between so it was an immediate Yes […]

My update Golf Courses played

Update Golf Courses Player YTD July 2018
It has been a couple of years since I made my original list […]

Chiara’s Graduation – June 2018

This was a special one indeed ¡! Sabine and I met at Les Roches in 1984 and graduated  from […]

Aspen Food & Wine Classic 2018!

Way back when I began creating different Food & Wine events be it in Argentina ( The Masters of […]

Mentoring – a must

Over the years I have had the opportunity and pleasure to mentor a number of wonderful individuals whose journeys […]

Farewell to The Atkins

As happens so often in the career of a hotelier colleagues become protégés and later friends while as is […]

Grapefruit basil Margarita

Spring in Punta Mita is the ideal moment to shake it up

Enjoy this one #simplyperfect

2 oz Roca Patrón […]

Dinner on the Tail of the Whale 3B – Punta Mita

Creating unique and unforgettable moments for others has always been part of my DNA. Putting this event together ranks […]

Why have a home in Punta Mita ?

I am often asked this question and after 6 years here in Punta Mita and recently purchasing our home […]

Carnaval 2018 – Punta Mita

If you have read other pieces of this blog you would have seen Carnaval pops up a number of […]

2018 Punta Member Guest Champions

In what was probably my sweetest Golf win with my mate Aaron Grieshaber from The Colonial we recently won […]

Grilling – influences from years in Argentina & Uruguay

We spent many years of our lives in Argentina between Buenos Aires, Las Leñas & Mendoza in fact today […]

A day in the life of Punta Mita

Living in Punta Mita over the years has certainly been filled with wonderful photo opportunities – I hope you […]

Sufí Ocean Club – Punta Mita

Over the years I have been fortunate to be involved or developed a number of different projects and Sufi […]

La VII Edición del American Express Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic

La VII Edición del American Express Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic: una perfecta combinación entre golf excepcional, gastronomía […]

Go the TCU Frogs – Flavors of Punta Mita USA Tour 2017

On the last of my trips this year it was a Punta Mita Golf Tournament at The Colonial amongst […]

Formula 1 CDMX 2017

This event without doubt is one of the best executed events in the globe. That indeed is a biog […]

Fam Trip from Argentina 2013 –

Excelente fin de semana con amigos operadores de Argentina – gracias a Felix Antelo y LAN – gracias Willy, […]

VII American Express Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic

 One of the joys of returning home to Punta Mita Punta , the most exclusive residential beach community in Mexico, […]

Sonoma – Napa – SFO

Sonoma & Napa Valley 2017
Wine country has always been special to Sabine and I having lived a number of […]

#SB55 – una celebración especial – Punta Mita

El momento era especial la celebración de mis 55 años! Y coincidentemente nuestro retorno a Punta Mita. #sb55 era […]

Opening hotels: friendships forged for a lifetime

It was in the year 2001 when I met my colleague and now great mate Achim as we began […]

Punta Mita announces the 7th edition of the American Express Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic

Punta Mita prepares to celebrate the luxury real estate destination November 30 to December 3, 2017, with exclusive golf […]

V Punta Mita Beach Festival 2017

Last weekend in Punta Mita we hosted our fifth annual Punta Mita Beach Festival. Hosted by Punta Mita Ocean […]

The Ritchie’s – Panorama Resort – Alberta – Canada

What a wonderful few days we spent with The RItchies (Rob, Tânia, Gordo & Robyn) up in the beautiful […]

Noma Tulum pop up III

Having enjoyed this experience not once but twice thanks to a last minute invitation by Daniel GM of the […]

Mayakoba – Farewell

Mayakoba – Farewell
It was just on a year and a half that we crossed from the Pacific to the […]

A Taste of Mayakoba in New York City, Sept 2016

Today I had the pleasure of entertaining a number of journalists from some of Americas most prestigious media companies […]

Christmas Holidays in Mayakoba · Vacaciones en Mayakoba

The jolliest time of the year has arrived and we are happy to know you have decided to spend […]

Wood grilled avocado

Living in mexico means avocado is plentiful and in many different forms – I particularly like this version either […]

Una carta de Stephanie – gracias

Estimado Sr. Emberson,

Les escribo esta carta con el motivo de hacerle saber mi profundo agradecimiento durante este gran año […]

Lorena Ochoa Invitational 2017

Lorena Ochoa Invitational 2017
Club de Golf México
I believe this was my 5th LOI event and one I will surely […]

FEVINO Americas by Mayakoba: con el patrocinio de CITIBANAMEX en El Pueblito Mayakoba

Presentamos otro evento en Mayakoba – hace varios años que el hermano de Alejandro Ochoa realiza Fevino en Guadalajara […]


There are honorable ways to show respect for food and the work of people in everything that we do. […]

Some quotes from Greg Norman on the  El Camaleon Course – home of the OHL Classic

“I like to give players options, whether using a driver or long iron off the tee to shape a […]

American Express Mayakoba Masters of Food, Wine & Golf 2017

Con mucho gusto te cuento que del 20 al 23 de abril se celebró por segundo año consecutivo el […]

Abre Andaz Mayakoba by Hyatt!

Estuve el honor de trabajar muchos anos de mi carrera con Hyatt International – desde Sydney, Londres, Bruselas, Acapulco, […]

My Conference at Centro Fox – Guanajuato – Mexico April 2017

Over the years I have made a point of giving at least one conference a year and I have […]

Year 2016 – Emberson Foundation Peace Punta Mita – México

Over the 5 years we lived in Punta Mita we became closely involved with Peace Punta Mita both in […]

The Emberson Scholarship Fund Peace Punta Mita – Launched December 2015

As we begin another phase of our Journey we are indeed pleased to announce the forming of this fund […]

Casa Amate @ Andaz Mayakoba · Memories of Latin America

Having lived in Latin America for over 30 years now I have a pretty good idea when it comes […]

Smoke appeal · my passion for asados

For many cultures barbecuing is an integral part of everyday life. I grew up down under where BBQs are […]

Why content marketing should do everything but sell

Sometimes we try too hard to generate leads with your content – the harder your content tries to generate […]

Mayakoba Masters of Food, Wine & Golf – A Luxury Epicurean Event by Guillermo Nestor

A symphony of wildlife and glow of twilight on the lagoon combined to accentuate a quintessential tropical evening at […]

Craft Beer, Delicious Food & Great Atmosphere at The II Riviera Maya Beer & Street Food Festival

Last Saturday 11th of March after a great day of golf in Cancun we celebrated the 2nd Edition of […]

Mayakoba presentó en la Ciudad de México la segunda edición de Masters of Food, Wine & Golf

Se llevó a cabo el exclusivo cóctel de Mayakoba Resort en la Ciudad de México, con el objetivo de […]

A weekend at World Golf Championship @ Club de Golf Chapultepec, Mexico City

Last week I had the pleasure of attending this event and I must say for a 1st time event […]

Dinner Parties – How to host like a pro

Sabine and I have hosted hundreds of dinner parties over the years and having owned or managed a number […]

Exclusivo coctel de Mayakoba en Estudio Millesime

Golf in Punta del Este 2017

I have played many rounds in Punta over the years and on a recent trip I played all 4 […]

Be Tulum · Sunday Lunch and more

I had heard a lot about Tulum prior me to arriving in Mayakoba – and low and behold it […]

Make a difference · A personal from one of my proteges fellow Aussie: Oliver Atkins

Mr. Emberson,
Down to business. I gather I had many opportunities to thank you in person however each time felt […]

Golf – Networking – a sport that is also work

It’s 2:30 on a workday and you’re teeing off on the 4th hole of the local country club. The […]

My first PGA OHL Classic @ Mayakoba – 2017

Being part of this event was in fact a truly memorable moment in my career – observing the professionalism […]

La Fondita by Rosewood · El Pueblito Mayakoba

Perhaps one of the best kept gourmet secrets in Playa de Carmen – in the heart of el Pueblito […]

Riviera Maya Beer & Street Food Fest

Monday, October 24, 2016 […]

El Pueblito Cooking School – discover the flavours of Mexico

This is case of looking above and beyond the original need when looking at any space. Upon arriving in […]

Why a complaint is a gift

Businesses all over the world make huge efforts and spend billions of dollars to deliver outstanding service, ensure their […]

Dinner @ Paowalla New York City

On a recent trip to New York I had the opportunity to entertain clients and friends of Mayakoba at […]

Summer Margaritas

Nothing is better than an ice cold margarita to help cool down during the hot summer months. Rosewood Mayakoba […]

Eva Millan, Chef @ Koba · El Camaleon Mayakoba

Permítanme presentar a Eva Micaela. Nació en Arinaga (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria), después se trasladó a Jaén con […]

CASAR 2016 · ramos de aire bohemio

Con CASAR en El Pueblito Mayakoba a la vuelta me crucé con este linda nota referente a ramo de […]

Mayakoba Playa Fest

El resort de lujo Mayakoba presenta el evento más divertido del verano
Mayakoba Playa Fest
Conmemorando los 10 años del hotel […]

Sydney – must see, eat & visit – a trip downunder, July 2016

We recently returned from a trip down under visiting family and friends – while Sydney has come along way […]

24 hours in Rio de Janeiro – some tips

As we run up to the Olympics I look back upon days spent in this intriguing, magical, contrasting city […]

Un mensaje de despedida de César Estrada · Capitán de Meseros, St. Regis Punta Mita

Momento de respirar, sentir, disfrutar, amar, compartir y enseñar. Esa fue la experiencia total de una travesía llena de […]

A note from Guillermo · just back from Mayakoba

Flo and I have just returned from Mayakoba, Mexico. Me on story assignments to feature the resort’s inaugural Food, […]

Mayakoba anuncia la segunda vuelta Mayakoba 2016

300 ciclistas tendrán la oportunidad de recorrer los más bellos escenarios de Mayakoba y el Caribe Mexicano.
Riviera Maya, Quintana […]

Mayakoba successfully concludes inaugural American Express Masters of Food, Wine & Golf after four days of golf and culinary revelry

Mexico’s Premier Luxury Resort welcomed golf and leisure travelers for an unforgettable gastronomic weekend
Riviera Maya, Mexico–June 6, 2016– Well […]

El American Express Mayakoba Masters of Food, Wine & Golf, en la Riviera Maya del 2 al 5 de Junio

Recién llegado y habiendo recorrido sentí el impulso de crear este evento en mi nueva casa Mayakoba. El resort […]

Tequila Rising · South of the border spirits sotol and raicilla are right in the bar scene up north

Tequila is arguably Mexicos most famous expat! Over the past decade we have seen it evolve from shots in […]

Mayakoba obtiene el distintivo ESR®2016

Ejemplo de lujo responsable
Mayakoba se complace en anunciar que el Centro Mexicano para la Filantropía, A.C., y la Alianza […]

La Casa de los Pájaros · El Pueblito Mayakoba

Ubicado en el encantador Pueblito de Mayakoba este exclusivo boutique con productos de 52 diseñadores y artesanos mexicanos “La […]

Les Roches · Alumni interview back on campus after 30 years

Carnaval Mayakoba

Having lived 8 wonderful years in Brasil, participate and paraded in both Rio de Janiero’s & São Paulo’s Carnavals […]

Booming Culinary Scene @ Mayakoba

The food in Mayakoba is superb and —yes— you can drink the water.
At Fairmont Mayakoba, experience Chef Richard Sandoval’s […]

My 1st Masters – 2016

AUGUSTA 2016 —The best seats at the Masters aren’t for sale. They are carried in every morning, slung over […]

Ciudad Mayakoba · La ciudad de tus sueños

Hace unos meses que estamos ya viviendo en Playa de Carmen en mi nuevo rol como Director de Operaciones […]

Felicitaciones al Equipo de St Regis Punta Mita Resort

Por 2º año consecutivo ganaron la Mejor Performance entre los hoteles de Starwoods de América Latina en 2015 – […]

Domingo de Pizza y Champagne en DF by Santiago

El ser humano es muy competitivo y más aún mis amigos argentinos –desde ya mi amigo Santi no es […]

Pope Francisco in Mexico

Thankfully life never ceases to offer us unique and memorable moments – this weekend in Mexico City was certainly […]

Punta Gourmet & Golf Classic · Mi historia – Paulina Feltrin

Son pocas las ocasiones en que en el mismo presente uno se da cuenta que está viviendo un momento […]

SECTUR entrega distintivo a los tres hoteles de Mayakoba

Recién llego a Mayakoba y debo admitir una de las cosas que más me llamó la atención es cómo […]

Unsatisfied Guests · it is only natural that these can happen once in a while

Over the years I have had the opportunity to handle many complaints – be it one Valentines Day at […]

Les Roches opens in Chicago a message from Sonia Tatar, CEO Les Roches Worldwide

We are extremely excited to share with you that Les Roches will be placing its footprint into the U.S. […]

Mayakoba nombra a Carl Emberson como su nuevo Director de Operaciones y Marketing

Conocido por ser un respetado hotelero con más de 30 años de experiencia, aportará todos sus conocimientos sobre el […]

Signature Carolina Restaurant :: Reinventing Itself to Deliver Mexican Cuisine

The Signature Carolina Restaurant at St. Regis Punta Mita, honored consecutively since 2010 with the distinguished AAA Five Diamond […]

Carl Emberson, the life of a hotelier | by Guillermo Nestor

El servicio es un monólogo, nosotros decidimos cómo queremos hacer las cosas y establecemos nuestros estándares para el servicio. […]

The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort

Discurso despedida de Xochitl · 28 Dec 2015 Cumple de Nico

En el transcurso de mi vida he aprendido que la gente olvidará lo que dijiste o lo que hiciste, […]

Cocktail of the Month – January – The Boss

Cocktail of the Month – January – The Boss

2 oz Patrón Blanco Tequila
¾ oz lemon juice
½ oz of cinnamon syrup
¾ oz […]

Exitosa 1º Edición del Punta Mita Music, Food & Wine Festival

PUNTA MITA, México (14 de diciembre,2015) – Con gran éxito se realizó la primera edición del primer Punta Mita […]

Hole in one Bosque Golf Mexico City

On Monday Nov 2nd 2015 in a round with Santiago Hotscio and his new found friend I was lucky […]

2015 @ The St Regis Punta Mita Resort

As the year draws to a close allow me to share this clip which summarises a lot of what […]

Cocktail of the Month – December – La Santa

Cocktail of the Month – December – La Santa

1 ½ oz Patrón Añejo Tequila
¼ oz agave syrup
½ oz Martini Rosso
1 […]


I just spent a short visit in what is without doubt one of Mexicos  leading luxury destinations – along […]

The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort receives prestigious awards from Travel Weekly, Business Insider, International Luxury Hotel Association and TrustYou

The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort, located within Mexico’s most exclusive beach community along the shores of Riviera Nayarit, […]

Mama is the Word · Pink October in Punta Mita @ The St Regis Punta Mita

Mama is the Word · Pink October in Punta Mita @ The St Regis Punta Mita

The Breast Cancer Research […]

2014 @ The St Regis Punta Mita –a year to remember– aren’t they all!

2014 @ The St Regis Punta Mita –a year to remember– aren’t they all!
Como un buen vino, este hotel […]

Mentoring · make it part of your DNA

Mentoring · make it part of your DNA
Mentors come in many forms. The relationship need not be —and often […]

Do travel reviews have an impact on hotel conversion rates and pricing?

Do travel reviews have an impact on hotel conversion rates and pricing?
Anecdotally, most hoteliers will agree that reviews and […]

Guangzhou :: China trip 2015

The 2nd leg of our China Journey took us to Guangzhou – otherwise known as The goat city! Home […]

China :: Shenzchen 2015

A city that exemplifies the amazing growth in China – from a little town of no significance to a […]

Cocktail of the Month – September – La Patria

Cocktail of the Month – September – La Patria

1 ¾ oz Patron Silver
¾ oz almond syrup
¾ oz fresh lime […]

What’s up in the luxury hotel world · My reflection for the week

With todays technology I believe the ever present challenge is keeping the balance between innovation, customisation while still maintaining […]

El American Express Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic entrega donativo por $908,500 a la Fundación Lorena Ochoa y anuncia fechas de su 6ª edición del 28 al 31 de enero de 2016

El American Express Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic, organizado por The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort, Four Seasons […]

Cóctel del mes deAgosto :: Mita Julep

Cocktail of the Month – Mita Julep

½ Limón verde

3/4 oz de Jarabe Natural,

3 pedazos de Limoncillo

8 Hojas de Menta

2 […]

III Punta Mita Beach Festival – an event that goes from strength to strength

We just concluded the 3rd edition of another of our Punta Mita Destination events we created in 2013 – […]

The night of the Marlin – Spear Fishing in Punta Mita with Spearmex

While we were in Brazil we became friends with Fabrizio, Jon & Christian –bon vivants but above all fantatic […]

Dad’s Chicken and Corn Soup

Dad whilst not one of the worlds great chefs does have some classics! Amongst them I have fond memories […]

Lasagna by Barbara McGregor in Punta Mita

The other night Sabine and I enjoyed a lovely dinner Chez Stewarts & Barbara McGregors it was is one […]

Some great cocktails by Oliver Atkins in Punta Mita

Oliver our F&B Director here at the St Regis Punta Mita and soon to be father began his career […]

Cóctel del mes de Junio :: Heat Wave

Cocktail of the Month – Heat Wave

3oz of Chardonnay

½ oz of Torres 10

¾ of sugar cane syrup

Juice of half […]

Golf 2014 :: a few more new courses to add to my list

Olivos Golf Club Buenos Aires, Argentina – Bridgestone South American Open

Sherwood Country Club Los Angeles, USA

Sierre Golf Club Sierre […]

Commencement Speech May 29th 2015 at Les Roches International School of Hotel Management by Carl Emberson

Good afternoon and thank you for your kind and humbling introduction Sonia, members of the faculty, family and friends […]

Communication: my reflection for the week

Your behavior is your single greatest mode of communication, and it must be congruent with what you say. Turn […]

Young talent have a need for speed when it comes to their careers

I am on my way back to Mexico and reflecting on the past few days back at Les Roches: […]

Quality Police – a never ending mission

Guests’ experiences of hotels are heavily influenced by what they see, hear, feel, smell and taste when on the […]

The Punta Mita Orange and Hibiscus Margarita

On the Pacific Coast of Mexico along the Riviera Nayarit, the St. Regis Punta Mita Resort is known for […]

Hernan Binaghi, ¿Qué te gusta?

My favourite City San Francisco
Drink of choice red wine
Favourite hotel Westin Playa Conchal in Costa Rica
Preferred travel outfit casual
Memorable […]

The V Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic :: A short message from Willy Nestor

Another natural one in a progression of what has indeed become a classic. Build it and they will come […]

The V American Express Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic

Fifth Annual Culinary & Golf Extravaganza Celebrates Another Successful Year Raising Over Half a Million Pesos for the Lorena […]

Viva Mexico y Puebla :: un Cocktail para 5 de Mayo

El Cinco de Mayo es la  fecha de conmemoración de la Batalla de Puebla. Marca la primera vez que el […]

Masticar 2015 | Reunion de amigos, mi querido Buenos Aires

Mi reciente visita a Argentina coincidió con el evento gastronómico Masticar, que reúne una gran cantidad de Chefs y Restauranteurs […]

Responding to social media boosts occupancy

Hotels that actively engage with social media reviews grow occupancy faster than properties that do not respond, according to […]

Ronda semestral con Hernan – The St Regis Bahia Beach – Puerto Rico

Como es de costumbre en nuestras revisiones semestrales programamos con Hernán Binaghi jugar al golf y visitar algún hotel como […]

FOG Charity Tournament

A visit from Sofia Vergara :: viva Latino America

It was not too long ago that Sofia Vergara and Family spent a week at the St Regis Punta […]

Starwood Hotel del año 2014 de America Latina :: St Regis Punta Mita

En febrero de este año recibimos este prestigioso reconocimiento de Starwoods: ser nombrados el mejor hotel de 2014, considerando una […]

St Regis Polo Day – Buenos Aires April 2015

St Regis and Polo go hand in hand – this bespoken event at Nacho Figueras Polo farm Yacare just […]

Winners 2015 Punta Mita Foundation Golf Cup

Cóctel del mes Abril :: Green Apple Crusta

Cocktail of the Month – Abril :: Green Apple Crusta

2 oz of Tequila Patrón Silver
4 pieces of green apple
1 […]

St. Regis en Punta Mita

Recien alguien me pregunto – Desde que St. Regis se instaló en Punta de Mita, está zona se proyectó […]

Punta Mita anuncia a los chefs invitados para el V American Express Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic, del 30 de abril al 3 de mayo de 2015.

La dirección más prestigiosa de la Riviera Nayarit celebra la quinta entrega anual de esta extravaganza culinaria y golf

2014 Living the dream :: St Regis Punta Mita

Enjoy this video – 2014 was a year to remember from many angles – Mum & Dad visiting to […]

Two Days in LA – a fun agenda and fun people

Sls Beverly Hills – certianly one of my favourite hotels especially so for the good scene. Bazar is one of […]

Cóctel del mes Marzo :: Hibiscus Tonic

Cocktail of the Month – March 2015 by Oliver Atkins

1 ½ oz of Mezcal Montelobos
4 pieces of guava
½ hibiscus […]

Creative and great Community events – Yappy Hours

I picked this idea up in a passing conversation with a friend Karen who told me about these gest […]

The 2015 Punta Mita Member Guest Golf Event

For the third year in a row Sabine and I played in the Punta Mita Member Guest Golf Event […]

The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort and Carolina Restaurant honored with the prestigious 2015 AAA Five Diamond Award

The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort today announced it is the recipient of the 2015 AAA Five Diamond Award.
The […]

Gwyneth Paltrow Scrapbook at The St Regis Punta Mita

Recently we had the pleasure to welcome Gwyneth Paltrow here at the resort for a long weekend – she […]

Menu Tasting – Carolina con su Chef nuevo Jose Meza

Ayer junto a nuestro Director de F&B, Oliver Atkins; Executive Chef, Gabriel Kolofon; y el Gerente de Carolina Restaurante, Abel […]

Riviera Nayarit – a destination on the way upwards

Riviera Nayarit – a destination on the way upwards
I have always been a big believer in Destination Marketing i.e. […]

Cóctel del mes Febrero :: Plantation Cooler

Cocktail of the Month – Febrero 2015 by Oliver Atkins

2 oz Matusalém Classico Rum
Juice of half a lemon
1 oz […]

Punta Mita Golf Challenge en The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort con la participación del Campeón del US Open Corey Pavin

El Resort de Lujo Realizó el Evento de Golf  con el Campeón U.S. Open Corey Pavin y Experiencias Culinarias […]

The Punta Mita Golf Challenge by St Regis Punta includes Course record on Bahia Course Punta Mita – Friday 16th January 21, 2015

On day 2 of The Punta Mita Golf Challenge 2015 Drew Weaver shot a Course Record 66 on the […]

Cóctel del mes Enero :: Agave Sour

Cocktail of the Month – Jan 2015 by Oliver Atkins
Cheers and a Happy, Prosperous and Healthy New Year to […]

Ceviche de lenguado y camarones de mi amigo Fernando Trocca

El ceviche y todas sus posibilidades
Comida de moda, y con justicia, esta semana homenajeamos al Perú y a la […]

Thank you Dream Team – a note from a very happy Mother

Dear Carl and your magnificent team, I wanted to write each and everyone a thank you note for helping […]

A nice piece on The Mita Mary Boat Bistro @ The St Regis Punta Mita

Mi homenaje a Pobre Luis

Watch the video: A tribute to Luis Acuña

I Punta del Este Gourmet & Golf 2014

Que bueno ver mi amigo Chef Gastón lanzando el Primer Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf – suerte amigo! Gastón […]

Cocktail of the month by Oliver Atkins

Eastern Promise
Ingredientes: 4 trozos de piña, 4 trozos de chile morrón amarillo, 2 oz de Vodka Gotland, 1 oz […]

I Punta Mita Turket Trot en celebración de Thanksgiving

Hablando con un huésped repetitivo este semana me commento de la tradición en los cuidades de USA del Turkey […]

Flavors of Punta Mita – un nuevo evento del destino

 Una parte clave en la gestión de cualquer hotelero es su acercamiento y la manera que se incorpora en […]

Things hotels could do to be truly brilliant

Over the years this list has been continously updated and modified otherwise one falls behind so one must keep […]

Mis años en Argentina – Revista Noticias

Mi querida Argentina! Cuándo te volveré a ver! Hace poco visité Buenos Aires de negocios y me quedé con gusto a […]

Cinco Argentinos en la Atlantic Rally for Cruisers

Juan Manuel Arias – living the dream
Conozco a Juan Manuel desde principios de los años ’90 en Argentina […]

Cocktail Mes de Noviembre by Oliver Atkins

Pacific Punch

Vodka Premium, piña, menta, limón y jengibre
Premium vodka, pineapple, mint, lime and ginger

2oz vodka premium
1oz jarabe de jengibre
1oz […]

Do Travel Reviews have an impact on your average rate?

Most hoteliers will agree that reviews and online user-generated content are important for business. Quantifying this importance, however, is […]

BICE Buenos Aires – 1994 Argentina

At the time I had the concession of Hotel Piscis, Valle de Las Lenas Ski resort’s 98 room five […]

Bloody Mary – nothing like it on a Sunday Morning!

When searching for the best Bloody Marys, you have to go back to where the beloved brunch cocktail was […]

Punta Mita unidos por Los Cabos

The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort, Punta Mita Resorts y Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita se unen en apoyo […]

The luxury of life – a mystery to be lived not a puzzle to be solved – find a balance

A career in hospitality is without doubt a challenging one in which to attain some sort of work/life balance. […]

St. Regis Hotels & Resort celebrates Polo with the inaugural St. Regis Polo Cup in Sonoma Valley with Nacho Figueras

St. Regis Hotels & Resorts continues to celebrate its commitment to the international sport of polo The inaugural St. […]

A Tribute to my Chef mates around the globe – Vive L’art de la Cuisine

Cooking something delicious is really much more satisfactory than painting pictures or making pottery. At least for most of […]

The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort selected for the 2014 Fodor’s 100 Hotel Awards honoring the best hotels around the world

Fodor’s Travel, the leading name in travel guides for more than 75 years, today announced that The St. Regis Punta […]

IV Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic, mi historia · Por Paulina Feltrin

Son pocas las ocasiones en que en el mismo presente uno se da cuenta que está viviendo un momento […]

Bleisure Trips

Bleisure. It’s perhaps the biggest travel trend –and travel blend-word– since the “staycation”.

In essence, a bleisure trip is what […]

A weekend on The Highland Mary – Victoria – Vancouver Island – Canada

I had always known Canada was a beautiful country from my early days in OZ – I believe the […]

Customer Loyalty Today · a survey by Deloitte

Having been in the Luxury hotel business for a number of years now I find it enlightening to see […]

Cóctel del Mes by Oliver Atkins

En el mes de la Patria en México homenajeamos al Mezcal, raíz de México.
The Revolutionary

1 3/4 oz Mezcal Montelobos
3/4 […]

Mi amigo Thierry Blouet cumple 50 en Café des Artistes, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Salir de nuestro paraíso Punta Mita durante la semana requiere una muy buena razón! Ayer si la hubo! Fue el […]

Virtuoso Travel Week @ The Bellagio Las Vegas

It was as always fun to participate in another edition of this prestigious travel event. It remains without doubt […]

Graduation Greshams · Chiara finishes boarding school in the UK, June 2014

Our first graduation of this years Graduation Holidays  was Chiara’s at the beautiful Greshams School where Chiara has spent Boarding […]

Mezcal | From Humble Roots to Hot New Drink Trend – this months Cocktail

Today in many of Mexico’s more  famous restaurants, well-heeled Mexicans and foreign tourists sip mezcal margaritas from tall glasses […]

Cabo del Sol

Cabo de Sol is without doubt a golfers dream destination 2 great courses The Ocean Course by Jack Nicklaus […]

II Punta Mita Beach Festival

 “Nos emociona anunciar el éxito del Punta Mita Beach Festival 2014, el cual se está convirtiendo en una tradición […]

Los mejores eventos pasan en Punta Mita

En la tradición de ser sede de los eventos más exclusivos, recientemente el resort recibió la IX Cumbre Alianza […]

Bath & Graduation Day · Tatiana

Despite having lived in England years ago I had never visited Bath until this very special occasion – the […]

Llega la 2da edición del Punta Mita Beach Festival · Prepare To Welcome The 2nd Punta Mita Beach Festival!

St. Regis Punta Mita Resort en colaboración con Punta Mita Expeditions y la OVC Riviera Nayarit, celebrarán este festival […]

Cóctel del mes Julio · Pineapple & Basil Caipirinha

2 oz Cachaca (ron blanco brazileño)*
1 oz jarabe natural
4 rodajas de limón
3 trozos de piña
4 hojas de albahaca

Vaso: rocas
Método: […]

Luxury Hotel GMs · be visible

From time to time one hears the misconception that luxury hotel general managers are to be found sitting back […]

Customer Service from the scrum & heart

Every good hotelier or individual working in guest service knows about guest expectations: you must first meet, and then […]

We work through teams – a champion team will always beat a team of champions – a great example this week – San Antonio Spurs

We sometimes forget how beneficial team -member loyalty can be for the entire operation of our hotels. Growth and […]

Sea-to-table: Catch your own dinner in Punta Mita

Farm-to-table dining has been a trend for years, and many restaurants serve “catch of the day” from local fishermen. […]

Ocean Grill – Puerto Vallarta · A must

We recently visited The Ocean Grill to celebrate our good friend Marc’s 50+ birthday with a group of Punta […]

PGA Pro Am @ The Colonial – May 2014

I was fortunate to be invited to the Ben Hogan Pro Am at this years Colonial by my friend […]

This months cocktail has to be World Cup · Good Luck Brasil & All

Cóctel del mes :: Junio
Un cocktail para la Copa!
Viva Brasil!
Saludos para una copa con alegria y paz!
Passion fruit & […]

Golf — my list of courses played as of May 2014 · 112 Courses in 16 Countries

Not long ago golfing with a mate from São Paulo Doug Munro he suggested I do my list out […]

Restaurant Komali · Dallas by Abraham Salum

On my recent trip to Dallas I dined at my friend Abraham Salum’s Komali resto with my Aussie mate […]

The Mexican way to drink tequila & My Top 5 Tequilas

Tequila Patron Silver, Don Julio 70, Casa Dragones, Don Julio Reposado, Cuervo Reserva de la Familia

On a recent trip […]

Guest Letters for keeps

Over the years one has received many letters from guests to superiors in regards to the experience they had […]

My cocktail of the week · Hibiscus & Orange Margarita

This is a wonderful alternative to the well-known classic. Slightly sweeter and fruitier than the original, it’s a great […]

Mi Mexico querido · Guacamole

2 piezas de Aguacates maduros
1 pieza de Jitomate rostizado
2 piezas Limón amarillo (jugo)
4 gramos Tallo de cilantro
1 pieza Chile rostizado
1-2  diente Ajo finamente rallado
Pinch Sal
1 cucharadita Aceite de […]

Cocktail de Mes · Ginger Mita

1 ¾ oz hennessy VS cognac
¾ oz jarabe de jengibre
1 ramo de tomillo fresco
1 trocito de jengibre fresco
¾ oz […]

Fond Memories of the American Express IV Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic · France salutes Lorena Ochoa in Carolina Restaurant @ St Regis Punta Mita

By Olivier Deboise
Pork Sopes. Cactus leaf and beans pure with saffron, pozole broth

Sylvain Desbois Entrada
Lobster salad with achiote chile, […]

Fernando Trocca

Nos conocimos en el ’88 en el Valle de Las Leñas, época salagyna como la llamamos, junto a Pablo […]

Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic – Desafio Amex & St Regis vs. Televisa & Four Seasons

John O’Sullivan GM Four Seasons & Mauricio Arnal CFO de Televisa contra Santiago Fernandez VP Amex Mexico y Carl […]

Trocca y Pobre Luis

La pasion por el buen asado es algo que siempre reunió a estos dos amigos. Estos videos súper bien hechos […]

American Express Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic 2014 – Golf Results

The fourth edition was surely our best one yet and I was thrilled to see both my wife Sabine […]

Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic in Wine Enthusiast · April 2014

I am delighted to share the attached coverage of The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort in the April issue […]

IV Edición del American Express Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic 2014 · Abril 3-6, 2014

The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort, Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, Punta Mita Resorts y la Oficina de Visitantes […]

A nice recipe by Chef Sylvain Desbois

Puree beans
black Beans
Salt and pepper
Cook the beans in salted water, add a chopped onion and a vanilla. Blend to […]

Am I the General Manager I thought I would be

I remember with crystal clarity the moment when my dream began to become a general manager of a hotel […]

Golf Results · December 2013

Over the month of December I had some great rounds of golf with a variety of friends & clients. […]

Hotels.com · Interview with amigo Marcos Selva, GM St. Regis Bal Harbour

How do you see the ultra-luxury travel market evolving over the next decade?

One aspect we are focused on at […]

The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort voted as one of Top 10 Hotels in the world by TripAdvisor’s 2014 Travelers’ Choice Awards

The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort, located within Mexico’s most exclusive beach community along the shores of Riviera Nayarit, […]

Chef & Amiga · Paola Carosella

Nacida en Buenos Aires, Argentina, la Chef Paola creció en el núcleo de una familia italiana donde la cultura […]

Top 10 Hospitality Industry Trends in 2014

1. Millennials will become the core customer within the hospitality and travel industries over the next five to ten […]

Cóctel del mes by Jorge Carrillo · Barman Carolina Restaurant, The St Regis Punta Mita Resort

Love and Roses

1 ½ oz Ginebra Hendricks
2 oz Jugo de Arándano
4 trozos de Pepino
3 Bayas de Enebro
½ Limon Amarillo
½ […]

Luxury Travel alive and well

For those doubtful about the future of luxury travel and the luxury travel consultant, please take note — there’s […]

Our 25th Wedding Anniversary · December 18th 2013, Punta Mita Mexico

A nice message received by a friend on the occasion of our 25th Wedding Anniversary

William Shakespeare Sonnet 116 … […]

A day in the life of a hotelier · 2014 journey

As we begin 2014, I share a list compiled with basic tips for myself to follow!

My little hotelier guideline […]

Travel tips from The Elite Travel Gal – Stacy Small

Maui Musts: The Best of Everything Island-Wide

I found this list a very good one by one of my favourite […]

Thinking out of the Boat

Inspired by the popularity of food trucks in my travels we created an exclusive ocean front boat bistro inviting […]

My Seven Good Habits for hoteliers – 2014

I am sure many have read “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” by Stephen R. Covey. Here is […]

People I have met and who left a mark · Ernesto Illy

During my years in São Paulo at the Grand Hyatt São Paulo I shared many coffees with Ernesto Illy […]

Reflexiones by Nicolas Cejeas · Rooms Director St Regis Punta Mita

Pequeños detalles que hacen la diferencia sin necesidad de invertir dinero, solo una mayor comprensión de las verdades humanas. […]

Masters of Food & Wine South America USA Tour 2008

We created this Tour in what a fun, effective and visionary way of promoting ones destination and eventually your […]

Cocktail of the week – Pilgrim’s Punch by Oliver Atkins

Jack Daniel’s Whisky, vanilla syrup, lemon juice, green apple, raspberry.

Whisky Jack Daniel’s, jarabe de vainilla, jugo de limón amarillo, […]

The Guys Lunch | Punta Mita, November 2013, Carolina Restaurant St. Regis Punta Mita

Between November and May each year this group of “Guys” all residents of Punta Mita and surroundings get together […]

Park Hyatt Mendoza “Rally in the Wineries of Mendoza Park Hyatt Cup”

This event changed my overall emotions regarding cars as I was never a big car lover. Indeed I appreciated […]

Mi café favorito mexican by Alberto Hernandez de www.restaurantcarolina.com

1 oz de Tequila Maestro Tequilero Reposado
1 oz de Licor Agavero
100 ml de Café mixto, Expreso y regular
3 cucharadas […]

Concluding a celebratory weekend in paradise

This past Saturday, November 23rd we kicked off our Punta Mita Anniversary Golf Cup, a fun-filled event with fellow […]

From Brazil visit November 2013 · Golf, asados & more

Abel & Christine Vivo, Roberto & Soledad Vivo, Doug & Linsey Munro

A fun filled week it was – beginning […]

My Favourite Chefs · Paola Carosella

São Paulo, Brazil

A dear friend whom I met over 12 years ago now is also one of my  favourite […]

Kokoda -my childhood favourite- Fiji Islands

Serves 8 generously


– 1kg very fresh walu, mahimahi or snapper fillet, skinned

– juice on 10 limes and 3 lemons

– […]

Lets motivate excellent customer service

Nearly every research report in recent memory comes back with the same bottom line: guests’ satisfaction — and therefore […]

Social Media · It’s importance in the Luxury Hotel Market

I wanted to share with you this report Brand Karma which has performed a study on Social Media in […]

Winter Escapes · Try Punta Mita

As I see the cold starting to arrive up north I can’t help myself but send this message out […]

The Tail of the Whale · Pacifico Course Punta Mita Mexico

Well, here it is, the Tail of the Whale – Hole 3B, Pacifico, Punta Mita. The only natural island […]

Cooking & Promoting Punta Mita on Globo TV with Ana Maria Braga

I recently had a unique opportunity on Brasilian national TV to participate in the most watched morning program Mais […]

18th LIDE Meeting Internacional @ St Regis Bal Harbour · September 2013

I had the privilege of attending the event this year at the beautiful St Regis Bal Harbour – I […]

Ceviches · Aguachiles, parte da vida · De Fiji a Punta Mita

Prueben esta receta que es unas de mis favoritas de Mexico: Aguachile, fresco, verde y picante!

Aguachile de Punta Mita (5pax)

•   […]

Golf with Paulo Maia · Point Grey Golf & Country Club

On a grey day in beautiful Vancouver I recently had the opportunity to play this great course with tree-lined […]

The Mita Mary: A Bloody Mary Recipe For Your Next Brunch!

Click here to read the article.

Saludos al Maestro de las Parrillas · Pobre Luis RIP 2013

Fui presentado a Pobre Luis en 1998 por mi amigo Diego Bruno Quijano antes de partir de Argentina x […]

Pembokes Paddle: Swimming for a good cause by my good friend Mary Pembroke

Having read Mary’s narration of Tom swim across the channel I wanted to share this with friends on my […]

Destination events: Punta Mita Beach Festival 2013

Continuing our mission to promote our destination which will consequently result in more business for our hotel we created […]

The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort considered among the most awarded hotels in Mexico

Condé Nast Traveler Gold List, Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards, U.S. News & World Report, Architectural Digest Mexico, […]

Awards for Hotels, they do make a difference. The mission takes time but you later reap the benefits, take this example:

Condé Nast Traveler Gold List, […]

What makes Winning Service?

General managers at the top 16 hotels in each region in the 2013 T&L Best Hotels in the World […]

The Kingdom of Tonga – Pangaimotu Island

Tonga or Kingdom of Tonga, is a Polynesians overeigns tate and an archipelago comprising 176 islands with a surface area of about 750 square kilometres (290 sq […]

Breaking up is hard to do: Reflections

Think about all of the break up lines you’ve heard:

“We have irreconcilable differences.”
“We have grown apart.”
“We don’t have that […]

Si Señor Punta Mita: One of my favourites

One of great things that make Punta Mita so attractive to me is the fact that within a stones […]

10 Good reasons to visit PUNTA MITA, Mexico

A picturesque fishing village on the northern tip of Bahía de Banderas, Punta Mita seamlessly blends authentic Mexican culture […]

Masters of Food & Wine – Creación de MFW USA Tour 2008

Al llegar en Mendoza como Gerente General del Park Hyatt Mendoza en Julio 2006 luego de haberme adaptado y […]

Verdades Humanas by Nicolas Cejas, Dr. de Rooms The St. Regis Punta Mita

Pequeños detalles que hacen la diferencia sin necesidad de invertir dinero, solo una mayor comprensión de las verdades humanas. […]

Golf in Lax 2013

Our Visit to The Lorena Ochoa Foundation School La Barranca in Guadalajara

Click here to view the full article.

10 Ways to stop a luxury brand becoming a commodity

Some key messages from Jason M. Bowden from DIAGEO @ LuxuryLab Mexico City, May 13.

Tell a story
Be desireable
Make a […]

Luxury in the hotel business today · 10 points to keep top of mind in our day to day operations – it is all about the experience








Repeat business

Shared ownership develops when guests talk about our hotel as if it’s theirs! They can’t wait to share it […]

All is set for the III Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic celebrated from the 11th to the 14th of April at the Riviera Nayarit

The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort, Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, Punta Mita Resort and the Riviera Nayarit, present […]

Masters of Food & Wine South America 2007

En 2007 creamos durante mi gestión en frente de Park Hyatt Mendoza el “MASTERS OF FOOD & WINE SOUTH […]

Engagement · thoughts

Engagement is never static. It flows like a dance. The movement of each person offers subtle guidance to the […]

One Day Golf en São Paulo 2007

Con mi querido Amigo Ale Vayo que descanse en paz y Abel Vivo en 1 Caras. One Day Golf […]

6th Annual Punta de Mita Foundation Golf Cup · Champion Team

I was fortunate to partner and play in the winning team of the 6th Annual Punta de Mita Foundation […]

Aguachile de callo y camarón

Uno de mis favoritos de Marietas Restaurante @ St Regis Punta Mita – pruébenlo en casa!


– Callo de hacha […]

Valentine’s Day by Oliver Atkins · The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort

Romeo & Juliette
Hennessy VSOP Cognac  I  vainilla  I  limón amarillo  I  naranja  I  frambuesa  I  servido en vaso alto […]

Presidente Enrique Peña Nieto anuncia su plan de turismo

Hoy día asistí a reunión de empresarios del rubro turístico en Riviera Nayarit. En la misma, el Presidente Enrique […]

III Punta Mita Member Guest Golf weekend · 7- 9 Feb, 2013

This was the 3rd Edition of this annual event and what a great weekend this was – it all […]

Pensamiento do dia · Belleza Pura

Sou sonhador. Sempre digo para a minha equipe: tenham sonhos. Quando a gente realiza um sonho, ganha estímulo, dá […]

Seminario Internacional con Tony Blair

Click aquí para ver más detalles del evento.

Tacos Orly from Marietas Restaurant @ St. Regis Punta Mita: A favourite.

Tacos de pescado “Orly”

– Porción de dedos de pescado blanco 5 pzs
– Tortilla de harina 5 pzs
– Hojas de […]

Riviera Maya · Home of the Mayakoba Classic & El camaleon Greg Norman designed course

I recently had the chance to get in a couple of rounds of this World class course home to […]

Nuevo menú de Postres · Carolina Restaurant by Mickael Fournier, Pastry chef at The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort

 Les Grands Crus de Chocolats
Lleva un bizcocho de chocolate oscuro 70 % guanaja, una ganache de chocolate de […]

Thought for the week | Pensamento do semana

“Nothing, not even the most advanced technology, is as formidable as people working together enthusiastically toward a shared goal. […]

Mita Mary

Try this Bloody Mary which we fondly call “Mita Mary” created here at The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort. […]


El 2012 ha llegado a su fin y agradezco a todos por su arduo trabajo durante la temporada de […]

Restaurant Service

I though this ti be a wonderful piece on the ins and outs of restaurant service
I found this article […]

Dining in San Francisco · Prospect

On a rainy & cold Saturday night in San Francisco, Sabine and I enjoyed what was our best dining […]

Dining in San Francisco · Slanted Door · 1 Ferry Building No.3, San Francisco

While some locals may call it a little touristy I am a big fan of The Slanted Door we […]

The heart of the matter

• Have a global vision

• Break down the vision into steps

• Focus on team excellence rather than individual  egos

• […]

Cocktail of the week

Try out this cocktail – The Butler
Raspberries, lemon juice, premium vodka, casis, cane sugar & Veuve Cliquot champagne
Frambuesas, jugo […]

ProAm 2012 Lorena Ochoa Invitational with Paula Creamer, The Pink Panther

I recently had the privilege of participating in the PROAM of the LPGA Lorena Ochoa Invitational event in Guadalajara […]

Lorena Ochoa

I recently had the pleasure of playing 27 holes with former world no.1 Lorena Ochoa and her husband Andres […]

Customer service week 2012 @ The St Regis Punta Mita

The process began with a committee selected to set up this very special week for one and all here […]

Travel & Leisure Mexico · 2012 Gourmet Awards

Travel+Leisure México, la mejor revista de viajes y estilo de vida a nivel mundial, reveló ante los chefs más […]

Thought of the day · Championship service

To deliver a great performance and, as a result, championship customer service, there are two overriding realities: you have […]


OSAKA, Mexico City

Orientados por la comida peruana y oriental han encontrado una innovadora manera de combinar sus técnicas e […]

Dinners to Remember: Mexico City some of my favourite restaurants

J&G Grill – St Regis Mexico City

I have dined here on a number of occasions and it has quickly […]

The meet and greet- first impressions last.

In my opinion the meet and greet is one of the most important parts of the customer service experience. […]

Chefs favoritos en estos años (III parte)

Chef Francis Mallmann and His Legacy

My very first job in Argentina was working under Francis at Valle de Las […]

São Paulo Food & Wine 2008

In 2008 we created the São Paulo Food & Wine at the Grand Hyatt São Paulo with the city’s […]

Chefs favoritos en estos años (II parte)

Here in the Zuccardi Vineyards in Mendoza back in 2006 sipping on some sparkling after grapepicking and about to […]

La Cena del Siglo en el Grand Hyatt São Paulo, 2008

Tuve la oportunidad de participar en la organizacion de este importante evento que se llamó la Cena del Siglo […]

Ceviche · My favourite Ceviche from Tonga Ota Ika

Ceviche – my favourite Ceviche from Tonga  Ota Ika – in Fiji a similar recipe is called Kokoda.
Living in […]

Los Cabos

In February Sabine and I had the chance to visit Los Cabos. I was intrigued to discover this destination […]

Chefs favoritos en estos años

A Luisa Gonzalez Urquiza, proveniente de una familia tradicional de Córdoba, la conocimos en el Valle de Las Leñas, […]

F1 Jenson Button

From the Days of BICE in 1995 when on one night we had  24 of the 26 drivers dining […]

The 2011 Inaugural Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic

In 2011 we created The Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic a destination event with Exceptional Sensory Experiences in […]

La Pomme – Punta del Este, Uruguay.

Open 1985 / 86 until Summer 1992

Our very first restaurant! Both Sabine and I were still at hotel school […]

Punta Mita · Host of the 17th Meeting Internacional

St. Regis Punta Mita Resort y Riviera Nayarit recibieron la 17ª edición del encuentro internacional LIDE de Brasil

Líderes de […]

A typical Argentine Asado · An excerpt from my friend Laura Catena’s book «Vino Argentino»

“All Argentine asado (Barbecues) begin with the meet selection, Mallmann´s includes. The most authentic  asados feature a varied selections […]

SABRAGE · Every Friday Night @ St. Regis Punta Mita, a wonderful ritual

Adonde quiera que vayamos, el sello de St. Regis se mantiene. El diseño icónico nos hace recordar nuestro flagship […]

Joao Doria Jr., a friend and mentor from Brazil · Obrigado e belleza pura

João Doria Junior, 51 years, was born in São Paulo. He is married and has three children. The journalist […]

Pablo Musumeci, Chiara’s Godfather and a dear friend · The Mountain Boy

I will never forget interviewing Pablo and his wife Cecilia in Buenos Aires in the late 80’s for a […]

Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf 2011

With my partner Dr Dan McDermott (Laura Catenas husband) and I at the II Editions of the Punta Mita […]

Golf at Punta Mita

Here on the 18th of Pacifico in Punta Mita had a great time on the course with my friends […]


One of my favourite hobbies in cooking and if there is one hot favourite it is cooking on a […]


Here a photo with Jack in Punta Mita Celebrating his HOLE IN ONE on the 9th hole of Bahia […]

Jantar das Gerações · França – Brasil, 26 de outubro de 2009

Anfitriões: Claude Troisgros, Laurente Suaudeu
Convidado de honra: Alain Ducasse

Celebrating the year of France in Brasil we had the […]

Thought for today

To my team mates of the 1st XV St Ignatius College GPS Premiers 1980 in Riverviews Centenary year – […]

Médium rare plus

This weekend Sabine and I had the pleasure of hosting a group of friends from Guadalajara – what a […]

Paladar · Cozinha do Brasil

In conjunction with Sao Paulo’s leading newspaper Estadao de São Paulo we created this event in 2008 during my […]

Golf & Friends

Golf tells you much about character. Play a round of golf with someone and you know them more intimately […]

Service · Some thoughts

Some good Service points to keep our team focused on the costumer and the small details that won´t go […]

Thought for today: The difference between Hospitality & Service

Over the years I have been fortunate enough through listening and learning from my mentors to come to understand […]

Mercado del Puerto, Montevideo Uruguay · A all time favourite

I am fortunate enough to return to Uruguay every couple of years as our  in laws live in Montevideo. […]