Carl Emberson, an esteemed figure in the hospitality industry with more than 30 years of experience operating some of Latin America’s most successful and celebrated resorts, has been named Director of Marketing & Operations of Punta Mita, a gated, 1,500-acre, master-planned resort community on the Riviera Nayarit.
Emberson’s appointment marks his return to Punta Mita, where he created The Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic as well as the Punta Mita Beach Festival, and previously served as the General Manager of The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort – one of my favorite Mexico destination resorts.
Emberson will begin at Punta Mita on July 1.
“Carl brings his energy and excitement with him wherever he goes, and we could not be more thrilled to welcome him back home to Punta Mita, where he will fill an exciting new role and be instrumental in consolidating Punta Mita as the premier resort community in North America,” said Andrés Rossetto, Managing Director of Punta Mita. “Our current members know Carl’s enthusiasm and charisma well, from his time here, and we know he is not only an ideal fit for us but will also build upon the recent momentum Punta Mita is experiencing.”
Most recently, Emberson was the Director of Marketing & Operations at Mayakoba, an eco-luxury resort in the Riviera Maya. A native of Fiji, Emberson’s career in the service and hospitality industry has included management positions around the globe, in countries including Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, England, Belgium, Switzerland, the Fiji Islands, and Australia.
“I am over the moon about returning to Punta Mita, which is full of fond memories and wonderful people I consider to be close friends after working together for so many years,” Emberson said. “The opportunity to fill a new role at a world class real estate development I already call home is truly a dream come true for me.”
Punta Mita is in the midst of the master plan re-imagination, with several new destination amenities already being enjoyed by Club Punta Mita members. Updates include the new Kupuri Beach Club, featuring Navi Spa Services, the Coritas Kids Club and the Punta Mita Ocean Sports Program, the Playa Fortuna Ocean Club, extended recreational trails, and a new main entrance to the resort.
Club Punta Mita offers an unparalleled combination of community, connection, friendship, and amenities set against Punta Mita’s stunning natural beauty, making it an idyllic location for the club’s acclaimed golf courses, private beach clubs, tennis and fitness center, boutique shops, private medical clinic, outdoor activities center, spa services, and world-class concierge services.
Punta Mita is located in the Riviera Nayarit, north of Puerto Vallarta. It lies on a private spear-shaped peninsula surrounded by white sand beaches, Pacific Ocean waters and lush tropical flora. Punta Mita is home to private villas and residences, two 5-Diamond rated resorts – The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort and Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, a Tennis Center, four Resident’s Beach Clubs, and two Jack Nicklaus Signature golf courses. Pacifico Golf Course is best known for its famous island green, “The Tale of the Whale”. the world’s only natural ocean island green. The Bahia Golf Course in Punta Mita offers more slopes around the greens and heavy contours to create more movement on the fairways and greens.