A well-known and passionate hotelier who thoroughly enjoys the challenges of openings, re-brandings and sharing knowledge with new teams so they can grow.

As a hands-on leader, she is always checking the pulse of a hotel’s operations, and in situ training with all departments. Her success has been demonstrably delivered by anticipating and foreseeing guest, staff and ownership needs proactively, ensuring higher quality delivery and better return on investment.  Ella’s direct working relationships with ownership and Board Members has honed her financial skills and strategic planning abilities, with a solid track record of financial delivery.

Having opened over 7 seven luxury properties successfully and relaunched new concepts in corporate position, her experience with building new and committed teams as well as generating revenue for ownership, has been highlighted and recognized when she received the National Diamond Award (Premio Diamante) for dedication and creativity in the Mexican Hotel Market.

  • Ella Messerli has worked in Sales & Marketing the first half her career in International Luxury Hotel chains, successfully rebranded properties when she was VP Marketing for Inter-Continental Hotels Mexico while delivering 2 digit ADR and revenue growth chainwide during her tenure.
  • She opened and operated for a decade, independent property Marquis Los Cabos, successfully placing it in the top 5 properties of the city in a year, rebuilt and relaunched simultaneously 2 boutique properties after hurricane Odile.
  • Ella has been President of the Society of Incentive Travel Executives of Mexico, and for 7 years Vice President on the Board of Directors of the Los Cabos Tourism Board, overseeing marketing and communications of the Destination.
  • Currently Vice Chair of the Board of Director of The Center for Responsible Travel and public speaker.