Gonçalo Narciso is the new Deputy Delegate Portugal & Spain of Relais & Châteaux

Relais & Châteaux has just named Gonçalo Narciso as Deputy Delegate Portugal & Spain, a decision resulting from […]

Relais & Châteaux has just named Gonçalo Narciso as Deputy Delegate Portugal & Spain, a decision that results from the realization of the Relais & Châteaux Congress, held on November 12, in Madrid.

The current General Manager of Bela Vista Hotel & SPA – the iconic hotel palace on top of the cliff of Praia da Rocha and a member of the association – will thus accumulate roles at Relais & Châteaux in terms of strategy and prospecting in the Iberian market, as well as support members of the entire delegation in Portugal and Spain.

Gonçalo Narciso says that “it is with great honor that I accept this important and challenging mission, which is to support and expand the association's presence in Portugal and Spain. Relais & Châteaux has a vast diversity of associated units, from luxury hotels to restaurants of the highest gastronomy, in other words, all members are totally focused on service excellence. We speak from snow-covered chalets on top of a mountain, to properties among vineyards, to small palaces on the shores of a lake or ocean, like the Bela Vista Hotel & SPA”.

“Portugal and Spain are two extremely rich countries in terms of heritage, cultural heritage. Each corner has a historical charge, a unique atmosphere and, therefore, it is for sure that we will make unique discoveries that I embrace this function”, underlines Gonçalo Narciso.

Aged 34, Gonçalo Narciso has a degree in Hotel Management from the Algarve Hotel and Tourism School and a postgraduate degree in Hotel Management from the University of Algarve.

He started his career in the Real Hotels group, in 2005, as a salesperson for the Grande Real Santa Eulália Resort & Hotel SPA.

In 2010, he left the commercial area of ​​the Real Algarve Hotels to assume the functions of Butler & Guest Relations at the Tivoli Victoria Golf Resort, where he stayed until May 2011.

In July 2011, he joined the Bela Vista Hotel & SPA team as Sales Manager, Duty Manager and Assistant General Manager, becoming General Manager of the hotel in 2013.

Founded in 1954, Relais & Châteaux is an association with more than 550 hotels and restaurants in 62 countries that is guided by the offer of a world of extraordinary destinations, the profound authenticity in the relationship with its customers, as well as the preservation of local and environment of each of the associated units.