Francisco Medina Elizalde -
CEO at Grupo Hotelero Santa Fe
As Founder and CEO of Grupo Hotelero Santa Fe, Francisco Medina Elizalde together with a great team of collaborators, is responsible for a company of 30 Hotels with 7,000 rooms in the principal Cities and Resorts of Mexico.
Grupo Hotelero Santa Fe, is a company that trades on the Mexican Stock Exchange as of September 2014.
He was General Director of NH Hoteles Mexico, Caribbean and Latin America managing 40 Hotels with nearly 6,000 rooms.
He has collaborated in companies such as Grupo Chartwell, Posadas de Mexico, Grupo Situr, Hyatt and Sheraton, in different operational, administrative and commercial areas occupying executive positions such as Area Manager, General Manager, Regional Director, Operations Director and General Director.
He received the “Hotelier of the Year” recognition from the prestigious magazine “Alta Hoteleria” awarding him the “Diamond” award in Hotel excellence, in return for his contributions to the development of the Mexican Hotel industry.
He was recently recognized as the “Leader in the Tourism Industry 2017” by “Price Travel”, due to his ample and recognized track record in the hotel industry in Mexico.
He was recognized in 2018 by “Espacio” newspaper as one of the 50 most influential leaders in Quintana Roo, Mexico.
He has been counselor of different associations such as: “The Hilton Owners Council”, AMDETUR (Mexican Tourism Developers Association), ANCH (Mexican Hotel Chains Association), AHC (Cancun Hotels Association), and Coparmex among others.
He studied at Universidad de Guadalajara, Cornell, Berkeley California and has a Master in Business Management from Universidad Anáhuac.
He is married, father of 3 children, was born on November 27th, 1960.