Of German and Mexican descent, Mr. Villarino spent his early years in Los Angeles before he left for Germany to further his studies in the Hotel Management School of Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Munich.
Joining the team at Royal Cliff Hotels Group, Mr. Villarino brings with him over a decade of executive food & beverage management experience in the hospitality industry, underscored by a superlative track record with award-winning hotels and restaurants throughout the United States, Germany and Thailand.
Mr. Villarino arrived at an opportune moment as the Royal Cliff Grand Hotel recently reopened after 5 long months of complete renovations to its rooms and suites as well as all of its award-winning restaurants.
Situated on a 64 acre private parkland estate overlooking the stunning Gulf of Thailand, the Royal Cliff Hotels Group has been honored with multiple awards and recognition from organizations of national and international repute. It is the only resort in Asia/Pacific to be elevated in TTG Travel Hall of Fame for 8 consecutive years. It is home to four award winning 5-star hotels offering a sensory experience defined profoundly by its style, culture and elegance - all presented with the distinctive spirit of the State of Exclusivity and Fascination.