Belmond has announced two internal appointments of Ulisses Marreiros as the general manager of Copacabana Palace, A Belmond Hotel, Rio de Janeiro and Thomas Moons as the general manager of La Residencia, A Belmond Hotel, Mallorca.
Ulisses Marreiros began his role as GM of Copacabana Palace in January, following his time as general manager of La Residencia, A Belmond Hotel, Mallorca, where he had been since 2013. Marreiros brings over 20 years of international hospitality experience to his new role, having previously worked at a number of high-profile hotels and resorts in the Maldives and Portugal before taking up his role as GM at Reid’s Palace in Madeira in 2010.
A Portuguese national, Marreiros is multilingual and speaks Spanish, Italian and German. Marreiros held a degree in hotel management from University of Algarve and also completed numerous leadership and management courses from institutions, such as Harvard Business School, Cornell University and Bocconi University in Milan.
Belmond also appointed Thomas Moons as the general manager of La Residencia. Having previously served as GM of Miraflores Park, A Belmond Hotel, Lima since 2018, Moons began his new role in Mallorca also in January. With over 15 years of international hospitality experience, Moons worked at hotels in Belgium, The Netherlands and Dubai. In 2012, Moons joined Belmond as rooms division manager at Governor’s Residence, located in Yangon’s Embassy District, before moving to the role of resident manager at La Residence d’Angkor, Cambodia in 2014.
Moons then progressed to GM at La Residence Phou Vao, Laos in 2015, followed by hotel manager at Miraflores Park, Peru in 2016, where he progressed to become GM in 2018. At Miraflores Park, he demonstrated his ability to elevate his team’s commitment, service and culture. A testament to his leadership, the hotel received recognition as South America’s Most Romantic Resort, Peru’s Leading Hotel Suite and Peru’s Leading Business Hotel, in 2020 by World Travel Awards.