With a career spanning two decades, Mr. de Carvalho has travelled the “traditional long and stable path” to general management via positions at preeminent national and international brands in some of Portugal’s most popular locations.
Working with Private Equity funds, hotel management companies and operators, he has proven expertise in “maximising asset value by repositioning hotels and curating unique Guest experiences”.
It was this skill set that secured the coveted role at the helm of the Wyndham Grand Algarve.
Here, his ambition is “to elevate the overall guest experience and product positioning in Portugal’s most sought-after luxury resort: Quinta do Lago”.
“I see the Wyndham Grand Algarve as an all-suite luxury property that needs to create its storytelling by crafting unique guest experiences”, he says, explaining: “Our objective is to position the Wyndham Grand Algarve as the #1 hotel property in the central Algarve”.
This, he believes, can only be achieved by “attracting, training, and retaining new talent and consistently delivering memorable service to all our guests”, while at the same time “reinforcing the Wyndham Grand Algarve’s commitment with the local community and implementing conscious and sustainable management”.
Inaugurated in May 2021, the Wyndham Grand Algarve has fast established a reputation as one of southern Portugal’s premier hotels.
Alexandre de Carvalho says the ability “to create lifelong memories in all our guests” is where the globally-renowned brand comes into its own, along with “the implementation of a strong service culture, in an inverted pyramid philosophy”.
Born from a €5 million refurbishment, the Wyndham Grand Algarve is the first Wyndham Grand brand unit on the Iberian Peninsula.
Set among 800 hectares of spectacular Ria Formosa Natural Park in one of the most desirable postcodes in the Algarve, within walking distance to Quinta do Lago beach, the Wyndham Grand Algarve is proudly guest-centric.
It excels in providing exceptional service from the foyer to the farewell, showering guests with the best options in accommodation, gastronomy, well-being, relaxation and even investment.
Besides its premium hotel amenities, Wyndham Grand Algarve is also home to 132 designer apartment-style residences; fully-furnished private residences that offer investors guaranteed returns and Golden Visa eligibility, on the Quinta do Lago coast.
As its new manager concludes: “Anyone who wants to feel pampered and relaxed in the Algarve’s most beautiful natural settings has to visit the Wyndham Grand Algarve”.