We are Vista Investments: owners, operators, designers, and developers of hotels. Our full suite of services includes hotel development, design, management, and franchising. Because we offer services for every stage of hotel development projects, we can take on a wide variety of exciting project types. In doing so, we've gained experience with a broad range of clients and partners. 

Operating as a vertically-integrated company affords us greater control over the new development project process. It also enables us to avoid the coordination risks inherent to relying solely on third party vendors to implement our vision for a hotel. 

By keeping all of our teams under one roof, we foster collaboration, innovation, and consistency. We bring the same creative energy and enthusiasm to business opportunities and hospitality venture deal structure that we bring to the design, construction and operation of our hotels. Our long-term, adaptable approach to deal structure puts us in a unique position to seek out more complex and hard-to-underwrite opportunities.


Get to know our team

Juan Llaca
Chief Executive Officer

Les Biggins
Chief Financial Officer

Juan Gutiérrez 
Chief Operating Officer

David Campos
Chief Financial Officer

Chuck Valentino
VP of Operations

Marvin Guidotti
VP of Construction/Facilities

Dean Chapman
VP of Revenue Management

Prospero Benavente
VP of Finance

Jaime Suarez
VP of Human Resources

Elisa Sanchez
VP of Design

Sadie Childs
VP of Purchasing


The rich history of Vista Investments begins in the early 1990s, when a team of hospitality industry professionals came together, under the leadership of Juan Llaca, as the Imperial 400 hotel group. The Imperial 400 Hotel group expanded rapidly. The already-large group further broadened its investment portfolio in 1994 with the purchase of the Vagabond Inn hotel chain.

In the year 2000, Vista Investments, LLC was established. Juan Llaca ​lead several core members of Imperial 400's management team to Vista Investments. They brought with them an extensive array of lodging industry expertise. Vista Investments' early portfolio included the historic art deco Delano Hotel in South Beach Miami, Florida, as well as land on the Las Vegas Strip where The Palazzo is currently located.

Today, Vista Investments holds properties in locations throughout California. Most recently, Vista Investments opened the Hampton Inn & Suites in Glendale, CA. The company is currently pursuing a pipeline of new projects in premier markets across the United States.

In 2018, Vista Investments introduced Vista Investments Europe. Located in the heart of Madrid's core business district, the office supports the company’s European operations. By establishing a stable regional presence, Vista Investments demonstrates a strong foothold in Spain and commits to excellence in European hospitality. 


Our three-story, open-plan workspace, located in sunny Southern California, inspires collaboration and creativity.  



An office shouldn't just be a workplace. It should be a space that promotes growth. 


Located in the heart of Madrid's core business district. 



We are committed to excellence and uniquely positioned to offer exceptional career opportunities with high growth potential.


Finance and Accounting
Design + Construction
Hotel Management
Revenue Management
Reputation Management
Sales and Training
Marketing and Brand Support


To inquire about our current openings, please email us a short cover letter & resume.

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El Segundo, California 90245
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33005 Oviedo, Spain
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