Cannes: October 23, 2018 – Laetitia Pardo has joined the Hôtel Martinez team as Sales and Marketing Director. She returns to her native region after more than twenty years of work abroad, where she rose through the profession’s ranks in a variety of management positions at luxury hotels in Europe and the Middle East.
After receiving her vocational diploma from the Lycée Hôtelier Saint Louis hospitality school in Toulon in 1998, she went to London to hone her English skills and began her career in the hotel and restaurant industry as a Front Office Supervisor at the city’s venerable The Savoy Hotel.
In 2003, she joined the staff of the St Martins Lane Hotel (Morgans Hotel) as the Assistant Front Office Manager. In 2005, Laetitia forged a new path, heading to Brussels, where she would hold a series of positions with sales responsibilities at renowned properties: the legendary Hotel Metropole, the Dolce La Hulpe Hotel, and the Sofitel (Accor).
In 2011, Laetitia’s exponential rise continued in Dubai at the iconic Atlantis The Palm Hotel (Kerzner International), where she worked as Associate Director of Sales. She then quickly moved to the position of Director of Sales and Marketing at the Bonnington Jumeirah (WorldHotels) and Dukes Dubai(Preferred Hotels & Resorts) hotels; at the latter property, she oversaw the 2015 pre-opening planning, budgeting, and tools.
Laetitia returned to Europe in 2016 to handle sales orders for the luxury resort complex in Costa Navarino, Greece, divided into two hotels operated by Marriot: The Westin Resort and The Romanos Resort (A Luxury Collection).
Back home in the South at the Hôtel Martinez in Cannes
With a wealth of international professional experience gained at major luxury hotel groups, Laetitia Pardo, now a married mother of two children, returned to the South of France, her native region in her home country, to become part of the Hôtel Martinez staff this past summer.
The Martinez, which joined Hyatt Hotels in 2013, became part of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt this past spring. The brand change took place upon the hotel’s grand reopening after a major, 18-month renovation project entailing four months of complete closure.
Today, Laetitia is living a professional dream come true, making her contribution to this fabled property, helping pen a new chapter in the Martinez story, all to optimally reposition the hotel in sales, marketing, and communications by inspiring and energizing those who keep the Martinez legend alive and thriving.
About Hôtel Martinez
The Hôtel Martinez, which opened in 1929, is the very embodiment of the carefree spirit of the French Riviera during the same period. Then and now, it was and is the ultimate place to see and be seen on the Croisette, where personalities of every realm come together in a warm and friendly atmosphere filled with joie de vivre. Inspired by the landmark’s Art Deco style paired with the colors of the Côte d’Azur, interior designer Pierre-Yves Rochon, is breathing a new energy and life into this iconic establishment, translating the harmony between Mother Nature and the Mediterranean lifestyle. He redesigned the 409 rooms and suites in a yachting spirit. The beach, the new garden ‘Le Jardin’ with its ‘guinguette’ ambiance, ‘Version Originale’, the legendary ‘Martinez bar’ and renowned ‘La Palme d’Or’, the two-Michelin-star restaurant, with Chef Christian Sinicropi at the helm, the Hôtel Martinez invites guests to savour and share the Riviera’s simple pleasures in a chic yet relaxed atmosphere.
The hotel also boasts 15 versatile meeting rooms- 2500sqm offering numerous possibilities for organizing conventions, seminars and events in any season.
Reservation for Hôtel Martinez may be made by calling +33(0)4 93 90 1234 or visiting hotel-martinez.com
About The Unbound Collection by Hyatt
The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand is a portfolio of new and existing upper-upscale and independent hotel properties, ranging from historic urban gems to contemporary trend-setters, boutique properties to resorts, and private home accommodations. Whether it is a fascinating past, an exclusive location, famous architecture and design, or an award-winning dining experience, the properties in the collection provide independent-minded travelers with story-worthy experiences and allow them the freedom to be unique. Current hotel properties include The Royal Palms Resort & Spa in Phoenix; The Confidante Miami Beach in Miami Beach, Fla.; The Eliza Jane in New Orleans; The Bellevue Hotel in Philadelphia; Holston House Nashville in Nashville, Tenn.; The Driskill in Austin, Tex.; Spirit Ridge in Osoyoos, British Columbia; Hôtel Martinez in Cannes, France; Hôtel du Louvre in Paris (under renovation); and Carmelo Resort & Spa in Uruguay. For more information, please visit unboundcollection.hyatt.com. Follow @UnboundxHyatt on Facebook and Instagram.”