Hector Medina, Senior Manager for New Market Development

As Senior Manager for New Market Development, Hector Medina leverages extensive hospitality and real estate advisory experience to foster the future growth of Apple Leisure Group’s rapidly expanding global footprint.

In addition to identifying and determining the feasibility of potential new markets, Hector is also responsible for coordinating the research and planning efforts of new market development projects across Apple Leisure Group business units.

Prior to joining Apple Leisure Group, Hector was a Manager with Alvarez & Marsal’s Hospitality and Leisure Group advisory practice. During his ten-year tenure at Alvarez & Marsal, Hector advised key clients on strategic planning, asset management, due diligence, feasibility, and valuation engagements throughout the US, Caribbean, and Latin America.

Hector earned a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from Louisiana State University – EJ Ourso College of Business, a Culinary Arts Diploma from the Art Institute of Houston, and a Master of Science degree in Hospitality Management from the Conrad N. Hilton College at the University of Houston.

Recent Articles

Market Analysis

OCT 21, 2019 | Hector Medina

Why Jump on the All-Inclusive Bandwagon?

There’s no doubt about it — the all-inclusive (AI) resort is here to stay. The resort model that packages all room and board costs into one up-front rate has become a mainstay in beach destinations, most notably across Mexico and the Caribbean. The model is expanding, quickly, and there are no signs of development slowing down.

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Resort Development

MAY 21, 2019 | Hector Medina

Room to Grow: Curacao and the Dominican Republic on the Development Radar

Apple Leisure Group (ALG) has long been a dominant player in the Caribbean. We deliver more than 2 million passengers annually through our vacation brands to the region, including the Mexican Caribbean, and operate 17 all-inclusive resorts under AMResorts across the Dominican Republic, Curacao and Jamaica, where we continue to grow.

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Resort Development

FEB 19, 2019 | Hector Medina

The Next Frontier: Accelerating Development Across Europe

It’s official, ALG has made its debut in Europe. Through a strategic alliance with GIHSA and a majority share in Alua, ALG is now a global resort management company positioned to expand the AMResorts brands.

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NOV 20, 2018 | Hector Medina

Resorts done right: Why legacy brands aren’t bigger players

Vertically integrated leisure distribution is essential to driving profitability for resorts. Loyalty programs should deliver revenue for resort owners and benefits for members from the time of enrollment

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Market Analysis

MAR 26, 2018 | Hector Medina

Identifying the Right Market to Maximize your Resort Investment

Gross domestic product is growing at a global scale, and travel to new and emerging markets remains strong, leading to an extended cycle of extremely positive hotel investment performance. Given the opportunities that exist, owners may want to consider looking outside their comfort zone or current geographic portfolio to identify new markets to invest in.

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