Mandarin Oriental, a joint venture with Swire, is a 5-Star hotel and resort worldwide, headquartered in London and Hong Kong. They are acclaimed as a collection of luxury hotels perfectly located in the world’s most prestigious destinations providing legendary service, exquisite facilities steeped in the values of the Orient.
Nelson Ballester has been with the hotel as part of the pre-opening team, since October, 2000. His first job in the hotel industry was with Intercontinental Hotel Miami in 1999. Nelson Ballester has been Director of Safety and Security for over four years, and is responsible for protecting life and property, securing assets and preventing losses. He conducts security surveys, accident prevention, and general safety training, which would include fire safety, hurricane preparedness and crisis management planning and response. In December 2007, Mr. Ballester helped to create the first community emergency response team for a hotel in South Florida, of which he is the team leader. Nelson Ballester’s secret to success is his drive, his attitude and passion to prove himself to his family, and his unquenchable thirst for learning and new challenges.
Nelson Ballester is associated with the Delta Epsilon Tau Honor Society. He received the Manager of the Quarter, and the Best Manager of the Year, 2008. He also received the Certificate Award by the U.S. Dept. of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation 2010. Issued by Director Robert S. Mueller III. Commended for excellence while providing special security services and support to dignataries and celebrities.
Nelson Ballester is part of the National Association of Realtors and volunteers at Miami Rescue Mission. His hobbies include Martial Arts.
Nelson Ballester attended Maximo Gorki, where he graduated as a Teacher of English as a 2nd language and Spanish for Foreign Speaking People. He studied Translation and Interpretation, at the University of Havana. He has a Real Estate License for the State of Florida, 2005, and also attended the Professional Security Services, Ashworth College.
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