Belcampo Belize

Belcampo Belize / formerly Machaca Hill Rainforest Canopy Lodge
Punta Gorda, Belize, Central America
The Resort: 12 room luxury eco lodge and farm nestled in the Belizean rainforest\bz

Project Summary:

Contracted to operate all aspects of this remote eco lodge during a transition period for the company.

Created strategic plan for organizational restructuring and instituted major changes to resolve a multitude of operational issues and reduce costs.

Developed manageable systems and instituted controls including departmental processes, training programs, inventory and ordering procedures.

Oversaw major renovations including generator installation, kitchen remodeling and infrastructure upgrades to improve sanitation, safety, esthetics and functionality.

Involved in rebranding process and new website design and content for the property.

Conceptualized and instituted a clear culinary vision, processes, systems, manuals and training programs. Created all food and beverage menus. Initiated special events and menus at garden, orchard, jungle and island venues. Introduced a kitchen garden program. Responsible for the hiring and grooming of a suitable Chef de Cuisine to ensure a smooth and seamless handover.

Established a new direction for the organization offering farm to table regionally influenced menus.





“An ideal management couple with their combined skills and expertise. They did a remarkable job of motivating the staff and building a true and sincere team spirit.”
Mark Scott, Director of Development, Spice Isle Trading Ltd

“Christine and Devin Nelles were lifesavers for me and my new hotel, Sugar Reef Bequia! ”
Heather Evans, Bequia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines

“They’re fun, friendly, hip and upbeat and they make everything feel really easy while still maintaining a sense of luxury. ┬áIt’s a hard to find combination. ”
Pamela Norwood, Travel & Leisure
VP, Associate Publisher for Marketing

“Two very energetic individuals with a lot of passion for the industry… professional and very effective.”
Bernardo Bertucci
Laluna – Owner

“Niche has developed some projects in a short time that have proved not only financially profitable but also high guest satisfaction.”
Marie Cummings
Club Intrawest – General Manager

“A great transition team!”
Anya Fernald
Belcampo – CEO