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Ayo Aruba, Hello St. Kitts – St. Kitts Marriott Resort welcomes new General Manager from Aruba

FRIGATE BAY, St. Kitts – St. Kitts Marriott Resort & The Royal Beach Casino is proud to announce the addition of its new General Manager, Flor van der Vaart. Van der Vaart, a native of Aruba, has over 20 years in hospitality experience, five of which have been with the Marriott Corporation.

Van der Vaart spent four years at the Aruba Marriott Resort, as Resident Manager and, most recently, General Manager of the resort’s two vacation clubs, Marriott’s Aruba Ocean Club and Marriott’s Aruba Surf Club. As General Manager for these properties, he oversaw the successful openings of the last two phases of the Aruba Surf Club, which doubled the room count between the two resorts. As Resident Manager for the Aruba Marriott Resort, Flor acted as the strategic business leader of the hotel’s Rooms Operations.


Flor van der Vaart

“I was born and raised in Aruba and have worked in other parts of the Caribbean, so the idea of being able to experience another destination, yet stay in the region that is close to my heart is exciting,” said Flor van der Vaart. “I was very pleased to be offered the opportunity to work as the GM of the leading hotel in St. Kitts, the St. Kitts Marriott, and to learn more about this up-and-coming destination.”

Prior to joining the Aruba Marriott Resort, Flor was the Operations Manager at the Hyatt Dorado Beach Resort & Country Club in Puerto Rico. Van der Vaart’s experience with Hyatt also includes resorts in Cambridge, Massachusetts and Aruba.

Van der Vaart received his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from The University of Phoenix. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from The University of The Hague – Haagshe Hogeschool in Holland. Van der Vaart speaks four languages, including English, Spanish, Dutch and Papiamento, the native language of the Dutch Caribbean.

The St. Kitts Marriot Resort proudly welcomes Flor, his wife and two daughters to its family.

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