Laura’s career path has been anything but traditional. After his first year studying economics at a university in Buenos Aires, he decided to take a year off and travel the world. With youth and persistence on his side, he sent out 400 resumes worldwide. Bilingual and an experienced fly fisherman, having fished in Patagonia’s legendary Rio Grande and Tierra del Fuego, he was hired at a fly fishing lodge in Wyoming, guiding discerning guests on their outdoor adventures. This experience marked the beginning of his career in hospitality.
At the end of the season, he returned home with an American accent, much to his mother’s dismay, an English teacher, but he was energized and optimistic about the experience. He went on to spend the next five seasons in Wyoming, ultimately becoming a lead guide.
Back in Buenos Aires, Tomas was on the opening team at the legendary Palacio Duhau Park Hyatt, where he worked alongside some of the world’s most talented professionals. In the Salta region of Argentina, he was the General Manager of the Grace Hotel Cafayate, where he built a reputation as a young and capable leader. Ultimately he settled in Uruguay as General Manager of the Vik Hotels, Estancia, and Bahia. At the award-winning Vik, he refined his experience building and leading teams and helped create one of the continent’s most prestigious hotel collections.