Vice President Partner Services, Forbes Travel Guide
MLourdes Hainlin, is an experienced hotel development professional, who joined Forbes Travel Guide in 2014 to lead the expansion of the luxury, star rating system in the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America and South America. This was a significant step in Forbes Travel Guide’s global growth as it entered these markets for the first time since it was founded in 1958.
Prior to joining Forbes Travel Guide Ms Hainlin held various leadership roles for Starwood Hotels & Resorts and Denihan Hospitality Group. In the latter part of her fourteen year tenure with Starwood Hotels and Resorts, she successfully launched the Starwood Resort Collection, Caribbean & South Florida. During her time with Denihan Hospitality Group, Ms Hainlin oversaw the expansion of The James brand in Miami and the launch of The James Royal Palm Miami-South Beach, after a $50 Million renovation and reflag of this historic property. Earlier in her career she held director positions at luxury properties in the Miami area including The Mayfair House, and embarked on her hospitality management career at The Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables.
Ms Hainlin was born in Cuba and immigrated with her family to New York at an early age. Her family eventually moved to Miami, where she developed her passion for the hospitality industry. She is a graduate of Florida International University, speaks fluent Spanish, and resides in Miami, Florida.