Chapel Hill, NC, (April 29, 2013) — Divi Resorts has announced the hiring of Hetty van den Ouweelen as general manager of Divi Flamingo Beach Resort and Casino in Bonaire. Van den Ouweelen, whose background includes more than 30 years of experience in international hospitality management and staff development, will head all aspects of Divi Flamingo operations including dive and marketing activities, supplier relationships and guest services.
“We are thrilled to have an avid diver join Divi’s flagship dive resort as general manager and will benefit from Hetty’s vast knowledge of the ABC Islands’ hospitality network,” said E.J. Schanfarber, CEO of Divi Resorts. “Her track record of success in a variety of hotel management positions, along with her proven commitment to staff development and service training, will immediately advance many Divi Flamingo resort initiatives.”
During the past three decades, Van den Ouweelen has led guest, housekeeping, rooms, marketing, human resources and food and beverage hospitality services in over a dozen countries. Her diverse range of Dutch Antilles management and international hotel experience will impact resort guest, associate and owner satisfaction. Van den Ouweelen’s career preparation began as an undergraduate at Holland’s hospitality school at The Hague where she earned her bachelor’s degree.
Colorful, unpretentious and fun, the Divi Flamingo Beach Resort and Casino is the perfect base for vacationers drawn to the serene island of Bonaire and to world-class Caribbean scuba diving. Spacious oceanfront and gardenview guestrooms and suites are gaily decorated in bright, tropical colors. Private balconies overlook the Caribbean Sea and invite guests to relax after a day of diving. The Divi Flamingo Beach Resort & Casino offers Divi Dive Bonaire, a PADI five-star dive operation with custom dive boats, equipment and an experienced dive crew.
About Divi Resorts
Divi Resorts is the vacation expert of the Caribbean with a collection of ten premium resorts on five stunning Caribbean islands. With vacation stays as well as full and fractional ownership, the resorts provide myriad vacation pleasures from relaxing on white sand beaches, indulging in spa services, embarking on scuba diving adventures to perfecting one’s golf swing. For more information on Divi Resorts call 1.800.367.3484, or visit www.diviresorts.com. The Divi Resorts logo is the Service Mark of Divi Hotels, Inc.; its use represents the group of resort companies owned by the registrant or operating under the registrant’s Divi Resorts brand.