Miguel Angel Sanchez, Architect

Principal / Chief Operations Officer – Mexico

Mr. Sanchez has built his career around the fast growing construction industry in Mexico with an emphasis on Resort Hotel and Housing construction management. He received his architectural degree from the UNAM, University of Mexico in 1969, and studied for two years in Japan from 1972 to 1974, receiving a Post Graduate Degree in Urban Design from the University of Kyushu.

In the late seventies, and during the hotel and resort boom in Mexico, he was the General Director of the largest project management Group in Mexico, integrated by Rual, S.A. de C.V. and Planteo, S.A. de C.V. and dedicated to professional management of the development and construction of hotels and resort projects.

His Group has been contracted by some of the largest development companies in Mexico for such projects as; Master Plan of Ecological Rescue of Xochimilco, Urban Design of Barrio 18 in Xochimilco, Hotel President Intercontinental in México, Los Cabos; Ixtapa, Cancún; Club Mediterranee, Cancun, Ixtapa; Hotels Fiesta Americana; Hotels of Archeological sites, Quintana Roo, Yucatan; Western Regina, Cancun, Los Cabos; Hotel Clarion Playacar, Hoteles Mision in Oaxaca, Palenque, and the Rescue Ecological Master Plan of Xochimilco; Housing Los Agaves with 1,200 home units; prestige museums in Mexico such as Museo Amparo in Puebla, associated with Arq. Pedro Ramirez Vazquez, to mention a few.

Mr. Sanchez is an architect by trade and has managed or directed every category of construction including housing projects, industrial, petrochemical, conservation, water and drainage projects, as well as urban apartment and housing developments.

His claim to fame came when the Mexican government asked him to design and direct the construction of the Mayan Archeological Hotel chain in the Yucatan peninsula for the tourist trade in that area. He was head of the Ecological Rescue Plan of Xochimilco, Mexico Cities central park and waterways, dating back to the Aztec period in Mexican history, re-planning and redirecting the water used from 196 deep wells in that area.

As a principal of Meridian Development Group , Mr. Sanchez is the lead project manager in any development plans the company may have. His ability to understand the political, socio economic, financial, and the construction industry of Mexico, makes his role paramount to a successful project.

Mr. Sanchez resides in Mexico City and Rosarito Beach, Baja California, Mexico.

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