Name: Rafael Vazquez
Company: InterContinental Hotels Group
New position: Director of sales for Latin America and the Caribbean
Past experience: Served as director of sales and marketing for Bulgari Hotel in Bali. Worked for Ritz Carlton Cancun as director of sales and marketing. Also served as regional director of sales at Caesar Park Hotels & Resorts in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?: “The best advice I have ever received came from Gunther Erpenbach, who said to me, ‘Be simple and be grateful. Gratitude is the memory of the heart and simplicity, taken to the extreme, becomes elegance.’”