Q&A with Marta Calaf – Groups and Events Manager
Even though Marta Calaf, Seven Pines Resort Ibiza’s groups and events manager, was born in Madrid you could say she was destined for a cross-cultural occupation from the start. The Calaf family relocated to Brussels where young Marta completed her schooling before heading to England to gain a degree in hotel management. Event planning was always her passion despite a stint in Human Resources and when she got the call from Seven Pines to join the team, she didn’t hesitate.
What is your professional background?
After graduating I did work experience at the Hotel Arts Barcelona, which is part of the Ritz Carlton group. I did a year in events there and loved it. It’s a hard job but very gratifying. However, I thought I should try some other departments to see if I liked that too so I worked in human resources but soon I realised that events were what I loved the most.
How did you come to work at Seven Pines Resort Ibiza?
The opportunity to work here seems like it fell out of the sky. I was thinking of returning to events when I received an email from the human resources department at Seven Pines saying they had a position open and asked if I would be interested in an interview. It was unexpected, but it seemed like an incredible opportunity. Besides the priceless experience of working for an opening, everything about the project was attractive: its location, its concept and its team.