Jacco van Teeffelen tops list at Best General Manager Awards

Fairmont Mayakoba is proud to announce that its General Manager Jacco van Teeffelen has been named Best Hospitality Manager in Mexico at the 2023 International General Manager Awards. These prestigious awards recognize hotel and resort General Managers who exhibit exceptional leadership qualities, innovation and consistently provide every guest with a memorable stay. The International GM Awards are hosted and managed by Golden Tree Events Organizing and Managing in Dubai, UAE. The awards represent a showcase of the most influential and hard-working general managers within the hospitality sector from all around the world.


The 2023 award nominees included over 1,000 general managers from 70 countries representing many of the leading global hospitality brands. The vetting and judging process for these awards is incredibly thorough, analyzing all nominees to ensure that the very best general managers in the world are recognized for their accomplishments. The vetting process goes through stages, including a first level jury evaluation, voting, and finally, a final jury evaluation. This process allows the world’s most talented individuals to receive exclusive awards.

For Jacco van Teeffelen, this inspiring award is the result of a long and impressive career in hospitality management. Jacco’s experience spans the globe having honed his craft with highly regarded luxury properties in the United Kingdom, the Maldives, the United Sates, Canada, and the Caribbean. Such properties include the Savoy Hotel in London, Rosewood Jumby Bay, the St. Regis Hotel in New York and Fairmont properties in San Diego, Winnipeg, and San Francisco.

At Fairmont Mayakoba, Jacco has earned the respect of his entire team through a unique blend of strategic thinking and implementation, in-depth hands-on operational experience, strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to maintain outstanding relationships with guests, owners, vendors, the local community, and Heartists. His commitment to exceeding guests’ expectations and overall success for the organization has been the cornerstone of his extraordinary career.

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