Vidanta is pleased to announce the company has named their official hire for the World’s Best Job position, Peru-based candidate, Andrea Martens. Chosen from a pool of over 15,000 candidates from more than 120 countries, the victorious applicant will spend the next year working as a professional vacationist and brand ambassador for Vidanta, a collection of premier entertainment and destination resorts located on Mexico’s most beautiful beaches.
“We’re pleased to announce our chosen candidate, and are eager to begin immersing her in all that Vidanta has to offer from world class accommodations and cuisine to new levels of entertainment and more,” says Ivan Chavez, Executive Vice President of Grupo Vidanta. “We loved Andrea’s energy and her deep passion for travel. She was inspired by our mission of happiness and we strongly feel she is the perfect fit for our brand.”
In the role of World’s Best Job, Martens will be responsible for inspiring travelers worldwide by experiencing Vidanta’s six destinations – Nuevo Vallarta, Riviera Maya, Los Cabos, Acapulco, Puerto Peñasco, Puerto Vallarta – and creating astounding content. While at each of these stunning locales, she will experience such envy-inducing adventures as swimming with whale sharks, guiding baby sea turtles from the egg to the ocean, dancing front row at Mexico’s premier dayclub and DJ venue, and learning new recipes from world-renowned chefs. In addition, the position also comes with added travel expenses, dining credit at each of the resorts, and resort accommodations – not to mention a $120,000 USD salary.
Currently based in Kathmandu, Nepal, Martens has extensive marketing and sales experience previously working with high profile companies including Procter & Gamble, IBM, and L’ORÉAL. A corporate professional turned travel enthusiast, Martens most recently spent the last three and a half years traveling throughout the Pacific Islands, New Zealand, Africa and Asia. During her professional career, she was consistently praised for her natural ability to make real connections with coworkers and clients, and throughout her travels she has further grown her passion for creating personal connections and immersing herself in each new destination she visits. A woman of all trades, Martens graduated from the University of Lima, Peru and has an Industrial Engineering degree.
Martens is eager to dive into the new “World’s Best Job” role and will go through an extensive employee training before kicking off her new career as a professional vacationist at Vidanta’s luxury resorts. Her journey will begin at Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta, beginning in December 2018. There she will become completely immersed, learning the ins and outs of each resort from operations and guest experience to sustainability and philanthropy. Most importantly she’ll begin experiencing all that Vidanta has to offer herself! In this position, she will focus on showcasing all the luxury and adventure the Vidanta resorts hold while also exploring the beauty and culture of greater Mexico. From there, Martens will use those experiences to create social media, blog and marketing content in order to convey them to the world in a way that’s engaging and thrilling.
“I still can’t believe it – I couldn’t be more excited to join the Vidanta team,” said Andrea Martens Briceño, recipient of the World’s Best Job. “This is truly a dream come true and I can’t wait to have the opportunity to do the things I love most – working with creative people, enjoying all the amazing experiences Vidanta has to offer, and sharing all of this happiness with the world!”
Grupo Vidanta’s mission is to create the most extraordinary vacation and entertainment experiences in the world, and they are excited to inspire generations of travelers through the lens of new brand ambassador. From recently opening new dining and entertainment experiences such as OMNIA Dayclub and Herringbone with global hospitality company Hakkasan Group at Vidanta Los Cabos, to debuting Salum Beachside Eateries & Market at Vidanta Riviera Maya, a Tulum-inspired beach lounge and market featuring six new restaurants, and launching the first-ever Vidanta Wellness Retreat in Nuevo Vallarta featuring Deepak Chopra this year, Vidanta is pleased to continue to bring the highest level of luxury experiences to their guests with more to come in 2019.