Graciana Garcia Iribarne Appointed Managing Director of HVS Buenos Aires

HVS Buenos Aires is pleased to announce the appointment of Graciana Garcia Iribarne as Managing Director.

HVS Buenos Aires is pleased to announce the appointment of Graciana Garcia Iribarne as Managing Director. With more than 15 years experience in the industry, Mrs. Garcia Iribarne will conduct and coordinate a team which, over the last several years, has strengthened its role as an industry leader in the region. HVS’s office in Buenos Aires provides a wide range of services including: Investment Consulting, Valuation, Strategic Planning, Hotel Asset Management, Human Resources, and Graphic Design, specifically oriented to hotels, mixed-use projects and tourist destinations.

Mrs. Garcia Iribarne, 33, is a graduate of the School of Hotel Management at the University of Belgrano, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Her professional career began at Caesar Park Buenos Aires (Westin Hotel) and eventually, she established herself in Europe where she was able to enhance her expertise at the School of Hotel Management in Switzerland while working at the Caux Palace - SHMS, in Caux near Montreaux. Upon her return from Europe, Graciana worked for prestigious hotel chains, including Marriott International – where she was involved in the Development Program of Courtyard within Argentina-- and Starwood Hotels & Resorts where she served on the pre-opening team for the Sheraton Pilar Hotel & Convention Center, north of Buenos Aires City. She served in various operational roles including Front Office Assistant Manager, Rooms Manager, Manager on Duty and Operations Manager, and she took part in numerous hotel openings in the region.

In 2002, she joined HVS as a Senior Consultant. In February 2007, after successfully conducting numerous development projects in Argentina, Chile, Peru, Colombia and Uruguay, she was appointed Executive Vice President.

“Garcia Iribarne has a vast experience in the hotel industry and an in-depth knowledge of our organization,” states Arturo Garcia Rosa, founder of HVS Buenos Aires. “Moreover, her outlook as a consultant, combined with her vast international experience, makes her the perfect candidate to run and successfully manage our office.”

Arturo García Rosa, who has been running the Buenos Aires office until now, will continue working in the industry and remain in close contact with the consulting firm, which he opened in 2000. His various upcoming projects include the First South American Hotel Investment Conference, which will take place in Buenos Aires later this year. Moreover, he will be in charge of carrying out the expansion plans of the consulting firm in the region, as he intends to open new offices in strategic locations in South America.

About HVS
HVS Global Hospitality Services is the leading consulting firm dedicated to the hotel, tourism and leisure industries. Founded by Steven Rushmore in 1980, HVS currently has 24 offices around the world and a staff of over 300 highly trained consultants offering expertise in a wide range of disciplines related to the industry.

The Buenos Aires office of HVS actively works in the Latin American market, offering services for hospitality and tourism growth. Founded by Arturo Garcia Rosa, HVS Buenos Aires focuses on developments of new projects in the entire region, including Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Panama, Costa Rica, Bolivia and Paraguay.

For further information please contact Corina Holste, HVS Buenos Aires:
Tel: + 54 11 4515-1461 - Email: