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“I’ve been part of the group since 1991, the year I started my duties as Mandarete at the Hotel Tivoli Jardim (currently Avani Avenida Liberdade Lisbon Hotel), a hotel where I fell in love with hospitality and which led me to want to invest in my training, progression and professional development. Over these 22 years, I have taken different roles, such as, 2nd Receptionist, 1st Receptionist, Deputy Reception Manager, Reception Manager, Accommodation Director, up to the position I proudly assume today as General Manager. I would say that the highlight of my career happened in 2017 when I was challenged to spend 1 month in Bangkok with the mission to get to know the AVANI brand and become a brand ambassador in Europe with the opening of the first AVANI Hotel in Europe and Portugal, of which today I am General Manager.

I recognize that my professional path was driven by my commitment and desire to grow, but essentially by being part of a Group that encourages and promotes growth and career progression to those who, like me, want to grow professionally. As I am always willing to learn and evolve, I will soon take on a new challenge. I will be part of the Becoming a GM program, an immersive Career Development Plan to consolidate my knowledge and share experiences with colleagues from other nationalities. I am sure it will be very enriching.”

Edi Pires
General Director . AVANI Avenida Liberdade Lisbon Hotel

“I joined the group in 2002 as an intern at the reception of the Hotel Tivoli Sintra, where I currently work as Hotel Manager, now under the NH Sintra Centro brand. Participating in the Becoming a GM program was a very enriching opportunity. It allowed me to get to know other operational realities, share experiences and knowledge with colleagues from other nationalities. Above all, it gave me the opportunity to grow and become a more complete professional, which today allows me to carry out the function of Hotel Manager with a better performance. “

Patrícia Gonçalves
Hotel Manager . NH Sintra Centro

“My experience with the group began in 2007, when I joined the company and had the opportunity to manage the Hotel Tivoli Sintra and the Hotel Tivoli Palácio de Seteais. After this enriching experience, in which I stayed for some years, the company opened the door to incredible experiences, having had the privilege of being General Manager in fantastic hotels and resorts and in unique destinations, such as Thailand, Brazil, Sri Lanka and Vietnam, where I took over the management of some resorts under the Anantara brand. Whether at Tivoli Hotels & Resorts, Anantara, or any of the other brands, Minor Hotels is undoubtedly the right place for anyone looking to start and build a solid career in the hotel business. A company that invests in training, encourages and promotes mobility, both in Portugal and abroad, believes in the entrepreneurial spirit, diversity and supports those who want to grow professionally, as it was and is my case.”

João Corte-Real
General Director . Tivoli Carvoeiro Algarve Resort

“I have had the pleasure to join the NH Collection Liberdade team in 2018 as a Guest Relations Manager. During these 5 years I have met wonderful people who have allowed me to grow professionally and assume the quality and hotel operations management of NH Collection Liberdade. Additional enriching experiences include the merge of NH Hotels Group and Minor Hotels as well as a hotel management change.

Hospitality has been my passion since a little girl and leading a hotel team is my career goal. Being able to be part of the Becoming a GM program 2023/2024, is very exhilarating and motivating, being able to learn and grow thanks to the amazing and knowledgeable professionals within the company. “

Yasminn Ebner da Costa
Guest Relations and Hotel Operations Manager . NH Collection Lisboa Liberdade

“I started my professional career in 1989, the year I joined the Food & Beverage team at the Tivoli Marinotel, currently the Tivoli Marina Vilamoura Algarve Resort, and where I fell in love with the art of gastronomy. Having started my career as a kitchen assistant, I developed my knowledge here and grew professionally, assuming years later the role of Sous Chef. Over the years, I’ve had countless enriching experiences, playing a very important role in launching gastronomic projects, such as Pepper’s Steakhouse and PuroBeach, which have given me enormous satisfaction.

In 2012, 23 years after joining the group, I accepted a new challenge and headed to Portimão, where I took on the role of Executive Chef at the Tivoli Marina Portimão Algarve Resort, currently NH Marina Portimão Resort, where I have been since then. An 11-year-old project, in constant development, with openings of new restaurants and gastronomic concepts, such as T-Bone Tender Steakhouse & Premium Bar and Pizzeria Sunset, which I am pleased to be part of.

34 years after starting my career in this group, it is with pride that I continue to be part of this company. A company that recognizes the commitment and dedication of its teams and promotes their professional growth, as it is, and has been my case.”

Luis Ferreira
Executive Chef . NH Marina Portimão Resort

“In 2022, after an uncertain pandemic and the renovation of the Algarve Congress Center, it was a pride to join the group and event coordination team at Tivoli Marina Vilamoura Algarve Resort.

With focus, determination, and the assurance that this would be the beginning of a new era for event segmentation, I accepted the challenge.

After 2 years of social events, weddings, distinct groups, and conferences, everyday life continues to surprise me and pushes me to go further.

Currently, with the certainty that it is here that I will continue to grow, I remain focused on elevating my experience through the training and structure that Minor continues to provide.”

Patrícia Rocha
Groups & Events Coordinator . Tivoli Marina Vilamoura Algarve Resort

“I finished my Degree in Human Resources Management, at ISCTE, in 2001, with the certainty of wanting to learn and apply knowledge, in an interesting business area.

My father would bring home, stories about the hotel where he worked and I grew up with the enthusiasm of, one day, being able to work in such an exciting company… In 2001 I started a curricular internship in People Management at the Tivoli Avenida Liberdade Lisboa Hotel and I confided to my friends that I got up every day with the enthusiasm of someone driven by passion.

This company gave me the opportunity to present my ideas, belong to project groups, open hotels and develop my skills in a Master in Hotel Management. Later, I became enthusiastic about marketing and started a Masters in Marketing Management. I like to learn!

Along the way, I managed the payroll team and later the Regional Directorate of Urban Hotels. In 2019, the company that welcomed me as an intern invited me to work as People Management for Minor Hotels in Portugal. I no longer had my father with me, but I’m sure he would be very proud to see his daughter grow up in the hotel in his stories…

For everyone looking to grow, fight for what moves you, what you are passionate about and then take advantage of the opportunities that arise, demonstrating the value of each person, with joy, ethics and professionalism.”

Carla Silva
People Director . Minor Hotels Portugal

“I would like to share a special moment in my professional career that occurred recently. ​In May 2023, I joined the Minor Hotels Group as a Human Resources intern, at the Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort, through the Institute of Employment and Professional Training (IEFP), and I am very happy to be able to announce that, in February 2024, I had the opportunity to be promoted to collaborator.

This journey has been very rewarding and enriching, I would like to express my deep gratitude to everyone for being part of it. From the first moment I was received with friendliness, support and opportunities for growth that I will never forget. I want to express my sincere gratitude for the constant support, guidance and inspiration to the team I worked with on a daily basis, especially to my colleague Inês Silva, thank you for the moments of collaboration, companionship and shared laughter. I also thank you for believing in my potential. Every day was an opportunity to learn, grow and contribute to the company’s goals.

Every challenge faced and every achievement achieved was possible thanks to everyone’s work and the spirit of cooperation. ​ I look forward to continuing to grow and contribute to the success of our team and the company as a whole.”

Júlia Pereira
Human Resources Assistant – Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort

OPEN DAY

RECRUITMENT WITH A VIEW @ SEEN Sky Bar - Lisboa

TIVOLI AVENIDA LIBERDADE LISBOA HOTEL

30th JULY . 4 – 7pm