Meet Javier Cortes Concierge from Oceania Cruises
As part of our "Meet the Crew" series, this week we are featuring the Executive Concierge of Oceania Cruises - Javier Cortes.
Javier Cortes was born in beautiful Alicante, one of the sunniest coastlines of Spain. Aside from studying Sociology at a well-respected university, Javier has also appeared numerous times on television. His passion for people and new cultures and his desire for new challenges in life were key factors for Javier’s decision to move to Australia when he was just twenty-years old.
Javier started his career in hospitality with the Hilton in Sydney. After achieving a degree in Hospitality Management, Javier soon became assistant manager at the 585-room hotel where he worked for seven years. Once the seven years passed, Javier then re-located with the company to the Hilton Amsterdam where he was a Guest Relations Manager. However after a year of being back in Europe, Javier realised that he missed the land "down under" and traded rainy Amsterdam for the sunny beaches of Sydney. Once again, in his strong desire for new challenges, Javier made a turning point in his career. He joined Spa Chakra and later Hyatt International as the Spa Director & Project Manager, which saw him open and manage Day Spa’s in Australia and Spain. Javier’s next destination was Valencia, back in his home country of Spain where he was appointed as the Room Divisions Manager for a deluxe five star resort. In 2005, Javier joined Oceania Cruises and is happy to be sailing aboard such elaborate and stylish vessels, where he is able to do what he loves and see the world at the same time.