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Puerto Vallarta Beach Club has a new director of operations


Puerto Vallarta Beach Club announces the appointment of John Douponce as Director of Operations of Puerto Vallarta Beach Club.

John Douponce brings a wealth of hospitality management expertise to Puerto Vallarta Beach Club, most recently as general manager of the Chamberlain West Hollywood for the past six years. During his tenure at the OLS Hotel & Resorts property, he was responsible for the execution of a $15 million redesign of the hotel’s accommodations, public spaces, rooftop pool deck and bar. He also worked with two other OLS properties, Le Parc Suite Hotel and Le Montrose Suite as general manager, and as area director of operations for Le Montrose Suite.

John is thrilled to be a part of the luxury Estate in Puerto Vallarta.  “I have been visiting here for many years, and this is a very comfortable home for me. I am delighted to introduce Puerto Vallarta Beach Club to new guests who will appreciate what I’ve come to love, the privacy and special personalization that distinguish it from luxury resorts among the world,” he notes.

John’s extensive background in hospitality covers management, operations, profit and loss, staff training and development as well as marketing and guest relations. His business management approach focuses on identifying the distinguishing aspects of a property, repositioning the property as needed, and creating a hospitality experience that is unparalleled in the industry, one that inspires guests to return year after year. His nearly 30 years in the hospitality industry have taken him from Michigan where he worked in both restaurants and hotels to hotels and resorts in North Carolina, Orlando, Hawaii and Los Angeles, with positions in sales, marketing and management.

John originally hails from Michigan and he has spent most of his career in California. Beyond his hotel positions, John has been active in the hospitality world as a member of California Travel & Tourism Association.  He also served on the boards of the West Hollywood Marketing & Visitors Bureau as well as of the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.  He is also active in the non-profit sector, serving on the board of directors for the AIDS Project Los Angeles.

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Juergen T Steinmetz

Juergen Thomas Steinmetz has continuously worked in the travel and tourism industry since he was a teenager in Germany (1977).
He founded eTurboNews in 1999 as the first online newsletter for the global travel tourism industry.