Industry Update
Appointment 2 June 2017

Rik van der Berg

Appointed Resort Manager
At Bucuti & Tara Boutique Beach Resort in Eagle Beach, Aruba

Rik van der BergIn his new role at Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort, van der Berg oversees the daily operations of the Caribbean’s No. 1 Hotel for Romance according to TripAdvisor. He works with Bucuti’s associates ensuring that guests receive excellent service in the surrounds of laidback luxury that’s a signature of the adults-only resort. Fluent in three languages, van der Berg easily converses with Bucuti’s guests who hail from 25 different countries on any given day. A native of the Netherlands, van der Berg joined the Bucuti & Tara family as assistant resort manager in February 2016. Previously, van der Berg held management positions at with Capella Hotel Group five-star properties in Washington, D.C. and Singapore. His career focus has been in hospitality operations specifically in rooms management and food and beverage. Before joining the elite Capella Hotel Group, he worked at boutique properties in the Netherlands after his original management training in Aruba 12 years ago. Van der Berg earned his bachelors in business administration in International Hospitality Management at Stenden University in Leeuwarden Netherlands. Prior to that, he studied at Vakschool Wageningen College of Hotel and Catering Management. Van der Berg’s wife also works in the hospitality industry.

Stenden University of Applied Sciences

Rik van der Berg (Class of 2010) is a graduate of Stenden University of Applied Sciences in Leeuwarden - Netherlands, The
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