Welcome, Nikolay!

MIAMI, July 17, 2023 – Acqualina Resort & Residences announces Nikolay Hotze as Vice President and General Manager of the ultra-luxury, award-winning beachfront resort in Sunny Isles Beach, Miami. 

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Bringing a wealth of high-value resort management experience to his new role, Hotze has consistently delivered outstanding results throughout his career. Known for his innate ability to anticipate needs and show genuine care for both guests and employees, he has achieved record profits, demonstrated astute financial management and successfully developed and managed budgets for high-level resort operations. His exceptional performance has earned him multiple promotions and accolades, solidifying his reputation as an industry leader.

For the past five years, Hotze was Managing Director and Asset Manager in a private equity investment organization. He has held leadership positions in five-star resorts, including the role of Managing Director at Caneel Bay, A Rosewood Resort. Hotze previously worked at Acqualina Resort as Hotel Manager and played an integral part of the opening team. “I am thrilled to bring Nikolay back to Acqualina,” said Deborah Yager Fleming, CEO & Partner. “It is exciting to work with him again. I am sure he will help our team further elevate our exceptional customer experience. We look forward to the exciting possibilities and achievements that lie ahead under his leadership.”

Hotze’s extensive experience also includes key positions in food & beverage management at Miami-based properties including Loews Hotel, Tides Hotel and the Doral Golf Resort & Spa.  His journey in the hospitality industry began in London, where he started his career with the Savoy Hotel Group.

A native of Germany, Hotze earned a degree in Hotel Administration from German Abitur in Kiel, Germany. His proven track record in delivering exceptional guest experiences, coupled with his strong financial and operational management skills, will be instrumental in continuing Acqualina’s commitment to providing unparalleled luxury and world-class hospitality.

For more information, please visit www.acqualinaresort.com.


Acqualina Resort & Residences is where the charm of a Mediterranean villa meets elegance on the beach. The lush grounds feature red couches set on Seashore Paspalum grass and are dotted with signature red umbrellas. A seaside luxury haven located on 4.5 beachfront acres in pristine Sunny Isles Beach, Acqualina Resort features 98 impeccably appointed guest rooms and suites and 188 residences with breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean, world-class dining including Il Mulino New York, the alfresco Costa Grill, Ke-uH Japanese restaurant, the new Avra Miami, three oceanfront swimming pools, spacious meeting rooms, and AcquaMarine, an innovative marine biology-based children’s program. A variety of lavish interior and exterior venues provide an ideal background for opulent weddings and memorable events. Acqualina Spa provides guests with an exquisite 20,000-square-foot, two-story tranquil sanctuary of excellence and relaxation. A family-owned and operated property, Acqualina is a recipient of the coveted Forbes Travel Guide Awards for both the hotel and spa and the AAA Five Diamond Award and a member of Leading Hotels of the World. 


Media Contact:

Alexandra Wensley

Vice President of Communications

Acqualina Resort & Residences