Chief Operating Officer
Alexander Stadlin has served as Chief Operating Officer of Playa Hotels & Resorts N.V. and its predecessor since January 2013. Mr. Stadlin joined the company’s predecessor in May 2008 as Senior Vice President of Asset Management and was promoted to Chief Operating Officer in January 2013. During his tenure with Playa and its predecessor, Mr. Stadlin has played a key role in the expansion and repositioning of the portfolio including: development of the 619-room Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos which reopened in 2009 as Barceló Los Cabos and was rebranded in late 2013, the brand repositioning of Dreams La Romana and Dreams Palm Beach in the Dominican Republic, as well as the expansion, renovation and rebranding of the former 378-room Dreams Cancún into the 547-room Hyatt Ziva Cancún. In addition to leading major expansion, renovation and repositioning projects, Mr. Stadlin is responsible for the day-to-day oversight of the operations of the business. Prior to joining Playa’s predecessor, Mr. Stadlin served as Vice President for Latin America at Marriott International, where he increased Marriott’s presence in the region by 21 hotels in seven years. During his 33-year tenure at Marriott International, Mr. Stadlin held numerous international management positions in the UK, Germany and Mexico, as well as throughout the Middle East and Africa. Mr. Stadlin graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University in 1975. In 2007, Mr. Stadlin attended the Executive Program in Strategy and Organization at Stanford University. Mr. Stadlin has won numerous industry accolades, and is active in the lodging community. He served as Chairman of the Polanco Hotel Association and was a member of the board of the Mexican Hotel Association and of the American Chamber of Commerce.