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Enrique Riestra appointed new director of the Ibizan beach club Playa Soleil

  • Enrique Riestra at the entrance of the Playa Soleil beach club.

International leader in hospitality, Enrique Riestra takes the reins of Playa Soleil with the aim of consolidating its position as an elite destination on the white island.

Playa Soleil, the emblematic beach club located on the golden sands of Playa d'en Bossa (Ibiza), has just announced the appointment of its new director: the Sevillian Enrique Riestra. With a degree in Information Sciences, Riestra has an outstanding career in the hospitality industry acquired both in Spain and in other international destinations.

His foray into the world of hospitality began in 2010 in the British capital, where he worked with the prestigious Le Caprice Holding Restaurant group, in the Mayfair district. For almost three years, Enrique worked in emblematic restaurants such as Scott's and 34, which provided him with valuable experience and deep knowledge of the sector.

In 2013 he moved to Ibiza, thus marking a before and after in his career. On the Balearic island he worked, for some years, as maître d' in some of the most iconic establishments in the city: Minami, Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Hotel; and later, as Maître General at BLESS Hotel Ibiza. His contribution was fundamental to consolidate the reputation and recognition of this hotel, including obtaining the Sol Repsol and the Michelin Star in Etxeko Ibiza by Martin Berasategui, as well as the prestigious recognition of 5 Forbes stars for three consecutive years, becoming the first hotel in the Balearic Islands to achieve this and the third in Spain.

As the new director of Playa Soleil, Enrique Riestra is committed to elevating the brand to the top. After the recent opening of the enclave in Playa d'en Bossa in 2023, after the renovation of the emblematic Bora Bora. Riestra and his team aim to provide memorable and complete experiences to their clients.

His approach combines premium service with exceptional attention to detail and product. With 96 rooms and an exclusive beach club that offers everything from beds on the beach to select cuisine in the restaurant, accompanied by live music and an unparalleled atmosphere, the Playa Soleil complex is positioned as a unique destination on the white island. In addition, its nightclub presents the best parties with renowned international DJs.

"I am excited to be able to lead this exciting project in Playa Soleil," said Riestra. "Our focus on quality, innovation and excellence in service will allow us to continue being a benchmark in Ibiza's hospitality industry," he adds.

With its "Boho Chic" design and an unparalleled entertainment proposal, Playa Soleil promises to offer an unparalleled experience, where gastronomy, music and fun merge to create unforgettable memories.