Born in Paris, Isabel Goldsmith-Patiño is the daughter of the late British financier Sir James Goldsmith and the granddaughter of “Bolivian Tin King” Don Antenor Patiño. Ms. Goldsmith-Patiño presently divides her time between London, Paris, Beverly Hills, and Mexico.
Isabel Goldsmith-Patiño inherited a wild and beautiful tract of land from her grandfather, who passed away before realizing his ambitious development plans to create a large hotel and residences on the site. Inspired by her love of nature and desire to preserve this pristine environment, Ms. Goldsmith-Patiño instead created Las Alamandas, a boutique resort that has become one of Mexico’s most famous and exclusive luxury hideaways.
Ms. Goldsmith-Patiño comes from a distinguished family that was already legendary in the hotel world. It was her grandfather, Don Antenor Patiño, who built Las Hadas, the fabled resort in Manzanillo where the movie “10” with Bo Derek was filmed. He also passed on to her the 2,000-acre tropical paradise that became Las Alamandas.
She named Las Alamandas after the yellow Copa de Oro, an exquisitely beautiful flower that grows wild in the region and is also known as La Alamandas. The precious blossom is the perfect symbol for this secret retreat popular with famous celebrities, discerning travelers and others seeking unparalleled natural beauty and privacy.
Ms. Goldsmith-Patiño has long been involved with a variety of philanthropic endeavors, particularly ones that focus on the environment. Most recently, she has spearheaded projects to protect and preserve the Mexican coastline