Ricardo Coelho is the Director of Hospitality for Lifeafar, and his goal is to always deliver world-class guest service and an unparalleled guest experience. He strives to provide all guests with a new way of traveling that blends cultural, entertainment, and investment opportunities when staying in a Lifeafar property.
During his esteemed career, Ricardo worked for the Portuguese Foreign Affairs Ministry with the main international economic organizations before joining Orfeo XXI, a Spanish private fund managing more than 500 million euros. He held that position for more than 10 years and launched and managed numerous IT investments.
With more than 15 years of international experience, Ricardo then traveled the world and leveraged his hospitality, IT, education, marketing, and sales expertise to open new markets in 10 different countries on three continents.
His most recent experience was with Selina where he managed a 7.500 mts2 property with +350 beds and collaborated on the development of the brand guest experience while launching new properties and businesses.
From managing call centers, working on cruise ships, and launching food and beverage businesses, Ricardo has continually shown his dedication to his customer and the need to always exceed expectations and service levels.
Ricardo was born in Lisbon, Portugal, studied Economics and International Business at ISEG (Lisbon, Portugal), and has an MBA from the Univ. Comillas (ICAE/ICADE) in Madrid, Spain.
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