Venecia López

Front Office Manager

Rosewood Little Dix Bay, Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands

1997

My father decided we should move to the United States in pursuit of an excellent education for me and my two siblings.

2004

I was the first in my family to earn a degree. This was the catalyst for my path from a coffee shop in the Caribbean to the ultra-luxury Carlyle Hotel in New York.

2007 & 2008

I discovered in Rosewood Mayakoba and Rosewood Sand Hill that the honor and responsibility of being part of an opening task force offers an exposure for personal and professional growth that is unparalleled.

2010

Arriving in San Miguel de Allende was a pivotal life event. I not only achieved a significant career goal but I met my amazing husband which opened a new chapter in my personal life.

2013

Another great opportunity arose in my career. I was able to transfer and work for the first time ever in an ultra-luxury Caribbean resort on a small island full of history and tradition: Rosewood Little Dix Bay, an icon with rich past stretching back 50 years.

“Choose a career where you can do something that makes you happy.” That was the best advice I ever got from my counselor or anyone else. I knew I loved serving people from my first job in a coffee shop where people would come in and ask especially for me or wait for me to be the one to make their coffee.

When I first entered the lobby of The Carlyle to join Rosewood I felt an energy that I promised myself I would be a part of always. The people I met, the caring process of the interviews and mentors who were committed to my development, was truly special. The incredible history and the vision for the guests and the “internal guests” continues to be a cornerstone for my decisions and what makes me happy, serving people.

When I was asked to join the opening team of Rosewood San Miguel de Allende in 2007, a dream had come true. I grew up on the beautiful beaches of the Caribbean in the Dominican Republic; studied and worked in New York City; pursued a job opportunity in San Miguel de Allende; and now I have returned to the Caribbean.

San Miguel de Allende is named after Ignacio Allende, a hero of the Mexican independence movement. This is very symbolic to me. San Miguel de Allende is where I settled for the first time after leaving home to pursue my dreams.

I enjoy spending time with my husband, whom I met there, cooking, and belonging to Comunidad Cristiana; I believe that with faith everything in life can be possible.

There was a new beginning for my career in 2013. I was given the opportunity to transfer and work at Rosewood Little Dix Bay as front office manager. This is an iconic resort full of history and a rich past with guests and associates. It’s been open now for 50 years with the stunning view of the clear blue waters that surround the resort. This has been a true new beginning for my career and as the company evolves, each day I’m extremely thrilled to be part of this team.

Living in Virgin Gorda now has given me an insight into what true nature is, of all you can enjoy in life and also the awareness of the importance of your health. The community is very small but the people that live on this island care so much for each and everyone that resides here.