Carlos Lopes Named Managing Director at Hotel Bel-Air

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–March 7, 2002–Hotel Bel-Air is pleased to announce the appointment of Carlos Lopes as Managing Director for the hotel.
I could not have wished for a more exceptional hotel with which to be involved, said Lopes on his appointment. I look forward to building upon the foundation of elegance and high standards for which Hotel Bel-Air is known. The ownership is truly committed to their investment, with a long-term plan of unmatched quality, superlative service and the highest standards of residential hospitality, he added.
Lopes brings over 30 years of luxury hospitality experience with him, including four years working with Hotel Bel-Air during his tenure as Senior Vice President for Rosewood Hotels. Founder of the Windsor Group, Lopes served as Co-Chairman of Unique Hotels, and was responsible for directing such luxury properties as Cap Juluca Resort in Anguilla, BWI, and the Grand Hotel in Cap Ferrat, France.
As Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of RockResorts, Lopes was deeply involved in the daily operations, marketing and financial performance of five leading resorts. He also spent eleven years as Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Executive for Four Seasons Hotels worldwide, and worked on the development and positioning of many luxury hotels and resorts.
A native of Lisbon, Portugal, Lopes earned a Bachelor of Arts from Sir George Williams University in Canada, and a postgraduate marketing degree at the University of Toronto. He now resides in Manhattan Beach, Calif.
Situated in beautiful Bel-Air, adjacent to Beverly Hills, Hotel Bel-Air is a garden oasis nestled well within a wooded canyon, surrounded by 12 acres of estate grounds. The sanctuary-like hotel's 92 rooms, including 40 suites, are located within various Mission-style villas, each having a private entrance. Consistently ranked as one of the top hotels in the world, the Bel-Air's accolades include Number One Hotel in the World by readers of both Institutional Investor and Gourmet magazines. Hotel Bel-Air is located at 701 Stone Canyon Road, Los Angeles, Calif. 90077. Telephone: (310) 472-1211.