José Fernandes

Winner | PFHS 2016

José Fernandes

Winner | PFHS 2016

Biography

José started waitering tables when we was a teenager and it was then that he developed his hotelier skills, while was studying and working.

Had his first internship as a receptionist at Vila Galé Ericeira, worked as a night auditor at Hotel PINHALMAR in Peniche and was always involved in academic groups and activities.

With two degrees, Tourism and Hotel Management and Restaurant and Catering Management, he is currently at Penha Longa Resort, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel, in the Voyage F&B Operations Leadership Program and attending a Master’s degree in Management and Entrepreneurship.

For the past year, has been doing a few presentations and interviews after being one of the winners of the 2nd edition of Portugal’s Future Hoteliers Summit and a finalist at Young Hoteliers Summit at École Hôtelière de Lausanne, where he got his CHIA certificate.

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