Ana Henriques joins Nekajui, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve at Peninsula Papagayo as General Manager.
By Danielle Finnegan | November 20, 2023 | Guanacaste

With a remarkable career spanning over three decades in the hospitality industry, Ana’s journey began in 1991 in her home country of Portugal. She initially worked in operational roles and later transitioned to Sales and Marketing. Her first position with The Ritz-Carlton was as the Director of Sales & Marketing at Penha Longa Resort. Over six years, she advanced to the role of Hotel Manager and eventually became the General Manager.

In 2011, Ana took a significant step by relocating to the Asia Pacific region, where she assumed her first international General Manager role at the exclusive Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Phulay Bay, Thailand. Three years later, Ana was appointed as the pre-opening General Manager of Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Bali. She held this role until 2021 when she was entrusted with the position of General Manager at the flagship location in Dorado Beach, Puerto Rico. Ana is widely recognized as a leading authority in the Ritz-Carlton Reserve brand. Her vision centers on creating a strong sense of place and authenticity in the hotel’s services and experiences.

Home is wherever her family is, and Ana is joined at PPGY by her husband, Nuno, and their 7-year-old daughter, Maria. In her free time, Ana enjoys running, practicing yoga, and playing golf and tennis. She is a passionate vegan dedicated to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, with cooking being one of her favorite pastimes. Ana’s deep-rooted passion for nature has led her to explore remote locations and immerse herself in diverse cultures during her travels. She is excited for this next chapter of her journey and to discover the beauty and people of Costa Rica.

I am thrilled to join a great team and work closely with visionary owners and stakeholders. We look forward to expanding Peninsula Papagayo’s destination and making the world rave about Nekajui, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve!

Ana Henriques