Q&As

10 Questions: Darío Fernández, Royal Service & Family Concierge at Paradisus Varadero Resort & Spa

In our General Manager series, we catch up with heads of hotels for personal stories and insider perspective. This week, we get to know Darío Fernández of the Royal Service & Family Concierge at Paradisus Varadero Resort & Spa, Cuba.

Q Best hotel room at the property:
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Our Garden Villa with its unique design and maximum comfort, covering 300 square meters. The structures stand out for its privacy and space, offering guests a pleasant atmosphere in a paradisaical environment.

Q The hotel’s most interesting detail, service or historical tidbit:
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It is the only hotel which is located on the most beautiful beach in the Rincon Francés zone, within the Varadero ecological reserve. The elegance favors this charming world of privacy and subtle touches.

It is the only hotel which is located on the most beautiful beach in the Rincon Francés zone, within the Varadero ecological reserve.
Q Favorite drink at the nearest bar:
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A fresh Mojito on a hot sunny day. Its combination of sweetness, refreshing citrus, and mint flavors complements the kick of the rum.

Q Favorite dish at the nearest restaurant:
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Lobster grilled on an open fire is a longtime tradition in the Caribbean. Adding soaked fruitwood to the grill helps infuse the lobster meat with additional flavor.

Q The neighborhood shop or boutique you love:
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The Cigar Shop at our main lobby with its original Cuban cigars, which are a tightly-rolled bundle of dried and fermented tobacco leafs, grown here to reach the original flavor.

Q Best touristy activity or outing to do in your city:
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A day trip on the catamaran. The coral reef snorkeling, the interaction with the dolphins, the lobster lunch at Cayo Blanco and the open bar on board makes it an unforgettable experience.

Q Best non-touristy activity or outing to do in your city:
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If you are the type of person who enjoys an adrenaline rush, you have to try skydiving, which is becoming a very popular extreme sport in Varadero.

Q Outside the hotel lobby, what’s your hobby?
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Visiting historic cities near Madrid and bike riding.

Q Your last holiday destination:
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It was the wonderful Melia Bali. The natural beauty of Nusa Dua combined with a passion for service.

Q Your next holiday destination, planned or wished:
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Melia Barcelona Sky.