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|Vanessa Fernandez appointed general manager Of Riu Palace Aruba|
|Monday, 13 June 2016 13:40|
RIU Hotels & Resorts has announced the appointment of Vanessa Fernandez as General Manager. Drawing on more than a decade of experience, Fernandez is responsible for all operations at the iconic beachfront property.
Although new to the island of Aruba, Fernandez has been a part of the RIU Hotels & Resorts family for 10 years, including her role as an assistant manager at Riu Palace Macao (Dominican Republic) and Riu Cancun (Mexico), and as director at both Riu Jalisco (Mexico) and Riu Negril (Jamaica).
Now, as General Manager of Riu Palace Aruba, Fernandez will share her wealth of tourism knowledge and experience with the beautiful island of Aruba. In addition to speaking Spanish and English, Fernandez is also fluent in Portuguese and German, allowing her to provide an exceptional experience to a diverse range of visitors.
Fernandez graduated from the University of Asturias with a degree in tourism, and attended the Catholic University of Ávila in Spain where she received a degree in Economics and Business. She then went on to earn her Masters Degree in Quality Management.
About RIU Hotels & Resorts: The international RIU chain was founded in Mallorca by the Riu family in 1953 as a small holiday firm and is still owned by the family's third generation. The company specializes in holiday resorts and over 70% of its establishments offer its acclaimed All Inclusive by RIU service. With the inauguration of its first city hotel in 2010, RIU is expanding its range of products with its own line of city hotels called Riu Plaza. RIU Hotels & Resorts now has more than 100 hotels in 18 countries, which welcome over 4 million guests a year and provide jobs for a total of 27,268 employees. RIU is currently the world's 29th ranked chain, one of the Caribbean's most popular, the largest in Spain in terms of revenue and the third largest in number of rooms.