With degrees in Hospitality Management and General Management, Álvaro integrated the F&B Department at Porto Palácio Hotel. In leading Portuguese hotel group Pestana, he held several management assignments in Algarve, Madeira and in Rio de Janeiro, as an Operations Director. He was a GM for CS properties São Rafael Atlântico and São Rafael Suites, and, more recently, for Quinta do Lorde Hotel in Madeira, where he led a deep re-structuring. At BlueShift, Álvaro was a Resident Manager at Marriott Praia d’El Rey, and is now a GM at Casa da Calçada da Relais & Chateaux, and Hotel Navarras. He integrates the Operations Management.