Luxury Hotel Manager Tapa Tibble Heads to Bahamas
Late last year, New Zealander Tapa Tibble was named the Singapore-founded COMO Hotels and Resorts managing director of the Americas, meaning he’ll oversee operations in Turks and Caicos and Miami, and help lead spearhead future projects in the sector.
Tibble, who studied at Waikato University and Cornell University and, most recently, served as the regional director of Europe for Aman Resorts, brings a world of experience to the position. Forbes Travel Guide recently caught up with him to chat about his new role with COMO and the changing mindsets of international travellers.
The markets of Europe and Montenegro, where Tibble recently lived, and his new home in Turks and Caicos could not be more different, he explains.
“Both have amazing natural beauty but offer entirely different experiences,” Tibble says.
“Year-round accessibility and climate weighs heavily in favor of the Turks and Caicos Islands with daily flights from the United States, Canada and Great Britain and endless beaches of powder white sand and azure sea. For feet-in-the-sand luxury, wellness and personal connection, there is no better place in the region than COMO Parrot Cay.
“I have been blessed throughout my career to work in amazing destinations alongside amazing people, and I have had the opportunity to connect with, and positively influence, local communities. I have had the pleasure of sharing these places and journeys along the way with not only my young family, but with guests from across the globe.”
Original article by DeMarco Williams, Forbes, February 6, 2018.
Photo by The Brandman Agency.