La Paz Group first worked with Xandari’s owner in 2004 to analyze options for selling the property to an investor; the decision was ultimately made not to sell. Next La Paz Group was engaged in 2005 to manage Xandari while the owner decided on retirement options. During that engagement, in addition to operations management services La Paz Group also developed an expansion strategy for Xandari in case of eventual sale, and applied for all relevant intellectual property assuming Xandari had potential, under new ownership, to become a global brand.
La Paz Group was later hired by Muthoot Group to develop and manage their investments in the hospitality sector, and facilitated their acquisition of Xandari in Costa Rica. This created a development and branding platform that now also includes three Xandari properties in Kerala, India—two of which La Paz Group developed from design to turnkey operation. By mid-2016 La Paz Group delivered Xandari brand ready for global expansion.
In this engagement we were responsible for:
- Operations Management
- Sustainability Advisory
- Strategic Advisory
- Marketing & Public Relations