Meet the Team

Christian Gándara

Christian Michael Gándara Klopfer has over thirty years’ experience in the hospitality industry, with over twelve years in Management and Executive positions at Ritz-Carlton Hotels.

Mr. Gándara has also held Executive positions at Relais & Chateaux properties in Switzerland, Bermuda, and Puerto Rico.

He is currently the General Manager of Ladera Resort.

Mr. Gándara attended Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne, Switzerland where he studied Hotel & Restaurant Management. He completed his Chef Apprenticeship at Penta Hotels, Heidelberg, Germany. Highschool: German School, Guatemala.

Mr. Gándara speaks four languages: mother tongue; German and Spanish, Fluent in English and Proficient in French.