Patrick Freeman is the new CEO of Ombria.
Patrick graduated in Engineering and has more than 20 years of professional experience. He started his career in the field, leading large-scale public and private infrastructure engineering and construction projects. Freeman spent more than a decade before transitioning to hotel and resort development almost 20 years ago, which took him from the United States to the Caribbean and Latin America. Most recently, he served as President of Cisneros Real Estate, where he led the sustainable development of Tropicalia in the Dominican Republic.
For the new CEO, "Ombria represents the culmination of years of professional work and dedication to the creation of incredible destinations that are grounded in responsible development, integration with the community and environmental responsibility. I am deeply honoured to have been selected by Pontos to carry this vision and commitment forward and wish to express my appreciation to everyone that has worked for more than a decade to make Ombria a reality".
Freeman also mentions that "My experience in working around the world has taught me that the long-term success of any project is directly related to a positive impact and meaningful relationships with the communities that surround it", further emphasizing that "This translates directly to our respect for the environment we work within and our ability to deliver genuine and authentic experiences to our guests and owners while creating job and career opportunities along the way.".
Situated in a tranquil countryside setting, near one of the Algarve's largest Nature Reserves and 7km north of the town of Loulé, Ombria features an 18-hole golf course; a 5-star hotel, managed by Viceroy Hotels & Resorts, opening later this year with 141 rooms, suites and residences; 5 restaurants, swimming pools, conference centre, spa and kids' club, and over 300 homes ranging from apartments to bespoke villas.