LATAM e-News – February 2018
Who is Who: Abelardo (Piro) Hernández

Who is Who
Abelardo (Piro) Hernández
Director of Development, Latin America, Carlson Rezidor


Piro has more than 30 years of experience in the hotel and travel industry. Hernández has Bachelor of Science degree from the School of Hospitality Management at Florida International University. His is currently the Director of Development Latin America for Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group and its 6 brands, in charge of Colombia, Venezuela and Central America.

His functions include the negotiation and structuring of agreements to expand the presence of Radisson Hotels in the region leveraging his contacts with owners/developers and institutional investors to promote the expansion of the brands in the region. Prior to Carlson Rezidor Mr. Hernández served as Vice-President of Development for Radisson Hotels International 2012-2015.
He was also the Managing Director for Utell Hotels & Resorts at Pegasus Solutions for 6 years, serving independent hotels and hotel groups in the entire Americas.

Prior to this, he was the Regional Director for Latin America of the Preferred Hotel Group including the brands Summit Hotels and Sterling Hotels for 9 years representing the luxury brands of the group such as Summit Hotels, Preferred Boutique and Sterling Hotels among others, here he also served as Regional Marketing Manager for Latin America prior to his promotion to development.

Piro was also the Regional Sales & Marketing Manager for Naco Hotels in the Dominican Republic where he worked for 7 years. Hotelera Naco was a small hotel group with all-inclusive properties/timeshare properties and a corporate hotel. In addition to this, Piro has 14 years of experience in the Travel Agency Industry serving as tour operator and corporate travel agency in Miami. Piro was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

To contact Abelardo (Piro) Hernández: phernandez@carlsonrezidor.com

To learn more about Carlson Rezidor visit: carlsonrezidor.com