A French national with more than 20 years of experience in the hotel industry, Rodriguez has worked for some of hospitality’s biggest names, including Leading Hotels of the World (LHW), InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) and Starwood Hotels & Resorts (now part of Marriott International). He is also no stranger to the Centara brand, having spent a formative part of his career as the Food & Beverage Manager of Centara Villas Samui.
More recently, Rodriguez was group director of o9perations with The Unique Collection of Hotels & Resorts for almost five years, overseeing a portfolio of 27 upscale properties, before joining IHG, where he was responsible for the opening of several key hotels, including Holiday Inns in Bali and Thailand, Vietnam’s inaugural Hotel Indigo in Ho Chi Minh City, and the Asia Pacific region’s first-ever voco hotel in Danang.
Nestled on Hon Rom Bay, just a few hours’ drive from Ho Chi Minh City, Centara Mirage Resort Mui Ne is centred around an ‘Explorer’s Playground’ water park, complete with pools, slides, a sailing ship, lazy river, splash zone and cliff-jumping rock. It will also comprise 984 spacious rooms and pool villas, six restaurants, six bars, playgrounds, an entertainment complex, a family lounge, SPA Cenvaree and the world’s first Spa Candy – a sweet wellness centre designed specifically for kids. A grand ballroom and outdoor amphitheatre will create outstanding options for corporate meetings, social events and weddings, and a 100 m high Observatory Tower will offer panoramic views of the East Sea and the beautiful coastline of Binh Thuan province.