Emanuele Natella | President
After graduating with honors from the Swiss Hotel Management School, in Montreuxdecides to go back to Dominican Republic, where he grew up and has now spent over 20 years. Tapping from his managerial experiences across the Hospitality industry including Luxury Hotels chains St. Regis Grand and Gran Melia and operational positions in Europe and the Caribbean, Emanuele, spent the last four years creating Volalto, in order to address the country’s growing need in the administration and bookings for theCondo Hotel/Villa sector. Prior to the creation of Volalto, held the position of Vice-President of Operations - Condo-Hotels Division, for a top-tier national company, responsible for the administration and Operations of over 1,200 Units throughout the island in vacation destinations such as Cap Cana, Punta Cana, Bavaro, Juan Dolio, Samana, Las Terrenas, Sosua and Cabarete.
Completed an MBA in the prestigious BARNA Business School of Santo Domingo in 2012 and loves sports such as soccer, tennis and volleyball.
Thomas Drefs | Sales & Marketing Director
As a passionate and responsible professional, Thomas started his fruitful career in the hospitality industry for guest service at the Hotel Orilla del Mar. Then he had a brief stop at his natal Germany where he worked as a security assistant for Copa Airlines. Afterwards he developed himself as a shift manager for the Hotel Meliá Caribe Tropical and recently he joined the Volalto Family.
Thomas is married and has two children. In his spare time he likes to spend it with them, play football with his friends, participate in healthy activities to keep fit and focus on his daily work.
Pablo Guevara | New Business Manager
A witty and extroverted professional holding a BA in Advertising and Posgraduate in Online Marketing, who started his working career in the advertising business in Argentina and Georgia, where he mastered his experience in a couple of the most important international media and advertising agencies. Among the brands he worked for are worldwide acclaimed such as Unilever, Rolex, Shell and KCK.
Afterwards he came across with the hospitality business, where he developed marketing strategies for first class hotels in Argentina, such as Alvear Palace and Magnolia Boutique Hotel, focusing specially in the online field.
In his spare time he likes to go for a swim, play some soccer and to go out with his wife and 2 kids.
Juan Carlos Peralta | Royale Collection Manager
Born in Santo Domingo he considers himself a people’s person due to his passion for service. This led him to incur in Hotel management studies, graduating with honors from PUCMM in Santo Domingo and later acquiring a master’s degree in Tourism Administration from the University of Les Isles Belares, UIB. He never ceases to stop acquiring knowledge, having recently obtained the coveted Certified Meeting Professional title form the United States Convention Industry Council, CIC as part of his continued education journey.
With a 2 decade career in the hospitality industry, JC has worked for renowned hotel companies such as Barcelo Hotels & Resorts, Melia Hotels Internationals and Blue Diamond Resorts in destination such as Spain, Cuba and the Dominican Republic giving him an array of perspectives of service around the world. He joins Volalto Group as manager for the recently created Royale Brand.
His love of travel has led him to personally want grasp service concepts around the world as he continues his journey with every destination visited. His goal: To visit all of the wonders of the world which were the initial catalyzer for tourism itself. He is a funny interactive person who enjoys laughing and making everyone around him smile. He dedicates his free time to get to know other cultures, traveling with family, developing new skills, open-air activities and socializing.
Vanessa Osechas | Video Creator/Editor and Interior Design
She graduted from international trade and passionate about art and communication, hence she enjoys to transmit ideas, emotions, stories and feelings through audiovisual language.
She also loves to beautify spaces that provide maximum comfort and delight its occupants and observers.
She is fond to theater, cinema, yoga, as well as reading and good food, which makes her a stylish foodie.
Marc Barrachina | Operational Concierge
Holding a degree in Tourism and PR in Barcelona, he started his professional career in customer service to jump into the hotelier industry in Switzerland, France and Barcelona where he worked for Hoteles Catalonia several years. Then he took his adventure to the Dominican Republic working for Alsol Tiara Collection before starting at Volalto Group.
In his spare time he is a devoted lover of sea, nature and sports driving his 4x4 van around pristine and virgin spots of the island.
José Pereyra | Operational Concierge
After graduating from Science and Mathematics in one of the most prestigious schools in New York City, Jose has dedicated his career on Real Estate, after relocating to the North coast of the Dominican Republic in 2008.
He has gained experience from working with respected brands like Remax North Coast, Dr-Listings and has also managed a department at a profitable vacation rental business in Cabarete.
Jose is now Volalto's Operational Concierge in both; Punta Cana and Cap Cana.
Julissa Rodriguez | Bavaro Sales Assistant Manager
With a Bachelor Hotel Management from the University PUCMM in Santiago, she decided to move to Punta Cana to start her career.
She gained a solid work experience in the last 5 years working for internationally recognized Hotel brands such as AMResorts, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana and Grupo PuntaCana now
Joined Volalto Group to continue to grow as a person and of course professionally.
In her spare time she likes to go for a run after work or go to the beach with friends.
Maritza Cadenas | Sales Assistant Manager
Was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; has a bachelor's degree in Industrial Relations at ITESO and a degree as a Junior Chef by Culinary School,
She started working for tech companies like Flextronics and Hewlett-Packard, but later on she discovered and fell in love with the hospitality business working for great and luxurious Hotel Companies in Riviera Maya and Punta Cana. Today, eager for new challenges and personal project she joined Volalto Group.
She loves new experiences and hence lived abroad and in different places within Mexico and Canada. She is curious, determined and very active, yet she also enjoys to relax.
On her free time she cooks, travels and discovers new flavors, go to the cinema, to workout and deeply enjoys the beach and spending time with her loved ones and her dog.
Benjamin Obispo | Bavaro Maintenance Manager
Native from the Dominican Republic, Benjamin has always being a positive and joyful person ready to fix any problem you might have during our clients' stay.
He is an expert solving operational and mechanical problems and always in the mood to explain our guests how things work.