La Manga Club strengthens the hotel and sports areas by creating two General Management divisions
To ensure that La Manga Club continues to be a benchmark not only in Murcia, but also throughout Spain and Europe, Arum Group has appointed two management divisions, one to manage the Hotel Príncipe Felipe, Las Lomas Village and the company’s catering side, with Nick Montgomery at the helm; and the other covering the sports side of the business, led by Eduardo Ruiz, current manager of golf at the resort.
La Manga Club, March 23, 2018. La Manga Club is committed to being the Murcia Region's top holiday destination, which is why it recently created two management divisions to strengthen the project’s current and future development.
The Príncipe Felipe 5* Hotel, Las Lomas Village and the bars and restaurants at La Manga club will now be managed by Nick Montgomery from Great Britain. Montgomery worked for Hyatt International in Chicago, Acapulco, Buenos Aires and the company’s flagship property, the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong for 21 years. He then jointed The Set, working in London, Paris, Amsterdam and Jerusalem in his most recent position as general manager of the Martinhal Beach Resort and Hotel in the Portuguese Algarve. From 1996 to 2007, he was General Manager of the Hyatt Regency La Manga and he has had close ties with the resort ever since, which will mean he can start working at full performance right from the start.
The company's sports area will also receive a boost, with the creation of a new sports division managed by Eduardo Ruiz, who is currently responsible for golf at La Manga Club. Ruiz will manage all sports-related matters on the complex, which include golf, tennis, football, cricket, rugby... based on successful results in the golf area for the last three years, during which time the La Manga Club golf courses have ranked among the best in Spain and Europe. Ruiz has also worked for other elite sports resorts such as Finca Cortesín, La Quinta and, more recently at Europe's number one golf course, Real Club Valderrama.
La Manga Club’s managing director, Jesús Abellán, says that this new structure will drive the organisation “along the same road we set out on 14 years ago, committed to the growth and development of La Manga Club, to maintain its position as Europe’s best sports resort.
Nick Montgomery commented that he is “delighted to be part of the La Manga Club family again after 11 years, and to see so many familiar faces.” According to Montgomery, “La Manga Club is a well-known brand in the national and international market, and my mission is to continue developing this project and preserving the excellence of our products and services.”
Eduardo Ruiz is taking on new duties and is “very happy” and aware that sport is one of the resorts most pivotal areas. “Our goal is to ensure that La Manga Club continues to be a European sports leader, and to work hard to achieve this.”
In this regard, one of the most important sports event of this year at La Manga Club will be the Fed Cup knock-out between Spain and Paraguay, which will take place on April 21 and 22 at the Tennis Centre.