Board of Directors

Three generations of hoteliers together with a team of high professional standards

Alvarez Argüelles Hoteles

María del Carmen Cheda de Álvarez Argüelles

Honorary Presidency

Co-founder, together with Manuel Álvarez Argüelles, and President of Álvarez Argüelles Hoteles. Born in Galicia, Spain, she arrived in Argentina after the Spanish Civil War. She began to work with Don Manuel in different tourist establishments until they finally moved to Mar del Plata to settle there and start renting a small guesthouse. These were the beginnings of AAH. She currently spends most of her time working for the Foundation of the Maternity and Children’s Hospital (FUNDAMI), of which she is the president.

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Claudia Álvarez Argüelles

President and CEO

Born in Mar del Plata. She is a Public Accountant graduated from the University of Mar del Plata. She studied the Specialisation Programme in Hotel and Gastronomic Business at the Glion Institute of Higher Education (IHE) in Switzerland and also attended the Hotel, Food and Beverage Seminar at the Centro Superior de Hostelería de Galicia (CSHG). He has been President and CEO of Grupo Álvarez Argüelles Hoteles since 2024, a company where he previously held the role of Vice President and CEO since 2020. Also, since 2019, she has been a member of the Board of MAPFRE Argentina as a Director. In addition, she has held significant roles as delegate of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Mar del Plata since 2007 and as Vice President of FUNDAMI since 2022. Recognised for her dedication, she has been distinguished with the Encomienda de la Orden de Isabel la Católica for her work as Honorary Vice Consul of Spain in Mar del Plata since 2012. Recently, she was named Independent Director of Banco Santander Argentina S.A.

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Matías Basanta Álvarez

Executive Vice President

Born in Mar del Plata, he holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of San Andrés. Subsequently, he obtained an MBA from the Instituto de Empresa (IE) in Madrid, Spain, graduating with honors and being a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma Club.

Over his career, he has stood out for his continuous training, specializing in Gastronomy at the Basque Culinary Center, in Hotel Management at the Escuela Superior de Hostelería de Galicia, and completing his specialization in Family Business at the IAE.

Experienced in various sectors, Basanta Álvarez has held several positions in renowned companies, including roles at and Danone. In July 2012, he assumed the position of CEO of the hotel chain Álvarez Argüelles Hoteles.

In 2024, he was named Executive Vice President of the group, consolidating his position as a reference in the business and hotel industry.

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Horacio Losa

Director of Operations

Born in Buenos Aires, graduated with a degree in Business Administration and completed technical studies in Hotel Management and Gastronomy. His career has focused on high-end hospitality, with experience in international chains in senior management, marketing and operations roles.