Published on : Thursday, July 23, 2020
David Gauna has been appointed General Manager of W Punta de Mita, an indigenous-inspired luxury beach resort located in Mexico’s coveted Riviera Nayarit. He comes with more than 20 years of industry experience and will be responsible for overseeing daily resort operations.
As a part of his new role, he will also look after managing budget, profitability as well as oversee team development, and ensure overall guest satisfaction. Over the years, Gauna has led operations, rooms, sales and marketing teams in Marriott Hotels & Resorts throughout Mexico, the Caribbean, and Latin America.
Gauna has worked for five different brands in the Marriott International portfolio throughout his career. He was named General Manager of the Year for Marriott’s CALA region, and sat on the Business Council Chair for Mexico for three consecutive years. In 2011, he oversaw the opening of the 288-room Courtyard by Marriott Mexico City – the largest Courtyard property within the CALA region. Most recently, he served as the General Manager of Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa, and remained Area General Manager for Marriott properties in Puerto Vallarta, Punta Mita, and Guadalajara.