Managing Director at Rock Rentals
Areas of expertise
- Business Development
- Growth strategy
- International Markets
- Strategic planning
- Institutional Partnerships
- Talent Recruitment
- Team Building
- Business Coach and Advisor
- Rock Rentals
- Vacasa Sapin & France
- Hotusa Group
- Booking Pal
Andrés Castro holds an impressive portfolio as an international business leader, having transformed the holiday rental and hospitality industry significantly over the past two decades. He is currently the Owner and Managing Director at Rock Rentals, a company that fuses cutting-edge technology and personal interaction to redefine how vacation properties are managed. Reaching across Southern Europe and beyond, Andrés’ relentless passion for enhancing the travel and hospitality scene has led him to some of the most influential roles in the field.
Andrés’ journey began with a strong educational foundation in Hospitality Business Management at Centro Superior de Hostelería de Galicia, followed by a Program for Management Development at ESADE Business School. His academic prowess provided the perfect launchpad for his career, which took off at Interhome, a leading provider of quality holiday homes and apartments, where he served as the Director of Contracting Spain & Portugal.
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During his tenure at Christie + Co, his expertise as a Real Estate Consultant Hotelier was vital to the company’s success. Andrés then transitioned to the CEO of Paradizo.com by Grupo INTERCOM, a luxury travel and lifestyle portal that catered to discerning travelers seeking unique and personalized luxury vacation experiences.
As the Partner Relationship Manager at BookingPal, he demonstrated his knack for building and maintaining strong partnerships. His work at Vrbo further expanded his portfolio, where he served as a Business Development Consultant, showcasing his talent for connecting the dots in the vacation rental space.
In his role as General Manager Spain & France at Vacasa, one of the world’s largest holiday rental companies, Andrés wielded industry-leading technology to deliver superior financial results and world-class experiences. His leadership at Rock Rentals, the company that he owns and manages, reflects his unwavering commitment to fusing technology with a human touch in the vacation rental industry.
Andrés’ business acumen extends beyond his roles, highlighting his talent for negotiating deals and partnerships with a diverse client base that ranges from single vacation rental homeowners to some of the largest travel companies around the globe. His current focus is on expanding new businesses and affiliate partnerships in the South of Europe and other top-tier vacation destinations worldwide.
Andrés’ passion for prospecting and finding clients that can benefit from his extensive knowledge of the hospitality industry forms the core of his professional mission. His expertise in networking within the hospitality arena to uncover lucrative alliances and partnerships solidifies his status as an influential figure in the industry.
Andrés Castro is not just a business leader in the vacation rentals and hospitality industry; he’s a visionary. His dedication to enhancing the travel experience through innovative solutions and personal interactions has changed the way we vacation, making it more accessible, enjoyable, and memorable. As we look to the future of travel and hospitality, Andrés continues to be at the forefront, leading the industry in new and exciting directions.