New General Manager at Aruba Marriott

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New General Manager at Aruba Marriott
Source: Marriott International
August 25, 2021

The hotel complex welcomes Raoul Lemmerling, an experienced Dutch executive

In his day-to-day life, Lemmerling will oversee the daily operations, the professional development of his staff, the planning of budgets and finances, as well as the implementation of new experiences for the taste of the guests in the multi-property complex, including Aruba. Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino, Marriott Aruba Surf Club, and Marriott Aruba Ocean Club.

A passionate hotelier with over 20 years of experience, Lemmerling attended Hotel Management School in Amsterdam before joining the Marriott International team. The new General Manager developed his career in Hospitality Management with various operational and commercial positions throughout Europe, including his position as General Manager of the iconic Westin Paris Vendome and London Marriott County Hall. Throughout his career he has led timeshare resort management, his most recent position being General Manager of the London Marriott group of seven properties. In his new role, Lemmerling brings his talents to Aruba's "Happy Island" during the peak of travel resumption.

"I am honored to lead this world-class resort and resort, especially at a climactic time for the travel industry," said Lemmerling. "It is inspiring to see so many guests and owners return to visit Aruba and see our lively and busy team doing what they love - taking care of our guests. There is a clear demand from travelers to relax and get back to travel planning. so I couldn't be more excited to work with this dedicated team to welcome travelers back. "

Lover of languages, Lemmerling is fluent in four: Dutch, German, English and French. Currently, the new General Manager is interested in adding the Creole language, Papiamento to his repertoire, as well as forging long-term relationships with the local community on the island.

"With Dutch blood running through his veins and a long history with the Marriott family, we couldn't imagine a more suitable person for this position," said Carolina Voullieme León, Director of Sales and Marketing. "Looking to the future, we are confident that Raoul will use his experience and knowledge to take our team to new heights and ensure overall guest satisfaction."

The Aruba hotel complex consists of 414 rooms at Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino, Marriott Aruba Ocean Club offers 311 rooms and Marriott Aruba Surf Club has 900 rooms. The Aruba Marriott resort is the largest in the Caribbean due to the total number of rooms and employees.


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