Isabel Goldsmith-Patiño "is an internationally renowned hotelier with longstanding relationships in the entertainment, social, cultural, and business communities of London, Paris, Hollywood, and Mexico. Born in Paris, Ms. Goldsmith-Patiño is the daughter of the late British financier Sir James Goldsmith and the granddaughter of “Bolivian Tin King” Don Antenor Patiño, who developed Las Hadas in Manzanillo where the movie “10” with Bo Derek was filmed.
"In 1990, Ms. Goldsmith-Patiño created Las Alamandas, a luxurious beachfront resort located midway between Puerto Vallarta and Manzanillo in the fabled “Costalegre” region of Mexico’s Pacific Coast. This world famous, six-villa hideaway is situated within a 1,500-acre private paradise of lush tropical gardens, exotic wildlife and seemingly endless beaches in their most natural and pristine state. Las Alamandas has become the getaway for many of Hollywood’s biggest stars, and the backdrop for many of the fashion world’s most glamorous pictorials.
"Ms. Goldsmith-Patiño has long been involved with a variety of philanthropic endeavors, many of which focus on the environment. Most recently, she has spearheaded various projects to protect and preserve the Mexican coastline. She became a Trustee of the Global Diversity Foundation in March 2006."