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Meritxell Bulbena Vela


Meritxell is the Finance Manager of the Waldorf Astoria - The Caledonian, an emblematic luxury hotel in the centre of Edinburgh, built in1903.  She is part of the executive team and responsible for driving business and creating unique experiences.

She started working for the Hilton company in Barcelona in 2017. She then worked in Venice and Dubai and in September 2020, she relocated to Edinburgh. 

Meritxell has degree qualifications in Finance and college diplomas in Music. She spent her university years teaching music to children. In 2012, she volunteered to teach music and English to children in schools and orphanages in Sri Lanka.  

She did her Masters in Business Administration and Finance at Heriot-Watt University. She also qualified with a diploma in Negotiation from Harvard University in Boston in 2016. In 2021 she graduated from CIMA, the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. 

She lives in Edinburgh with her husband and her two lovely cats. During her free time, she goes rock climbing, sings in a choir and takes acting classes.