Leandro Livschitz has been appointed GM of the Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen (Mexico). He joined the hotel, which is located on the Mayan Riviera, in February.
Juan Mercadante, the hotel's former GM, has been promoted to GM of Andaz Gangnam in Seoul, South Korea, which opens in September of 2019.
Livschitz began his career at Hyatt in October of 1994 at the former Park Hyatt Buenos Aires in Argentina, where he acquired experience overseeing stewarding and banqueting operations. He also worked at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, where he helped to oversee management and lodging.
In 1999, Livschitz returned to Buenos Aires, where he worked for Park Hyatt for an additional 11 years. While he was there, he played a role on the preopening team as manager of Palacio Duhau during part of the hotel’s rebranding and relaunch in 2005. Over time he worked his way up to the position of assistant GM, and in February of 2016 he was appointed GM of Park Hyatt Mendoza (Argentina).
“I feel extremely honored to join this amazing property where I will be able to work along with such a talented and accomplished team. A focus will be to launch innovative events that bring together art, music and high-end cuisine at Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen, as I have done in the past with previous properties. It is a blessing to live in this beautiful paradise. This new challenge is a great step in my career—I am very thankful for the opportunity,” Livschitz said in a statement.