Appointed General Manager
At Fairmont Mayakoba in Riviera Maya, Mexico
Fairmont Mayakoba, an AAA-5 Diamond resort in Riviera Maya, is delighted to welcome Robert- Jan Woltering as General Manager. In his role, Woltering will work to strategically continue positioning this prized resort among the elite of Caribbean luxury destinations. Nearing its 15-year anniversary, the award-winning resort continues to redefine responsible luxury travel while providing extraordinary experiences for the most discerning guests. To achieve this level of merit, Woltering will work with his team of over 700 Heartists to continue delivering an exceptional service that comes from the heart, for which Fairmont Mayakoba is well-known, whilst magnifying the experience of each guest through culinary, wellness and cultural adventures that create loyalty and lasting memories.
Woltering brings over 30 years of international hospitality experience to Fairmont Mayakoba. He began his career in 1987 when he held progressive food and beverage roles with Hilton International and Sheraton Hotels in The Netherlands, France and Madagascar. After joining Hotel Sofitel Luxembourg in 1995 as Food & Beverage Manager, he relocated to Dubai in 1997 as Executive Assistant General Manager with City Centre Hotel and Residence (managed by Sofitel).
In 1999 Robert-Jan was appointed to his first General Manager position of the Grand Hotel Mercure Alfa in Luxembourg, before moving in 2004 to Hotel Mercure Prague Centre Na Porici, Praha, Czech Republic. From 2004 until 2015 he held several General Manager positions with Sofitel Hotels, including Sofitel Gent Belfort & Sofitel Brugge, Belgium; Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam, The Netherlands; and Sofitel München Bayerpost, Munich, Germany, where he was subsequently promoted to Area General Manager Sofitel Germany.
Robert-Jan returned to the United Arab Emirates in 2015 as General Manager, Fairmont Dubai before being appointed Regional Vice President, Fairmont and Raffles Hotels United Arab Emirates. Over the last 18 months he held interim support General Manager roles, first at Raffles Hotels Singapore and most recently at Fairmont Kea Lani.
In addition to his impressive roles throughout his career, Woltering has served as a board member in the Amsterdam Red Cross, French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the Netherlands and the Amsterdam Tourism and Convention Board and speaks fluent English, French, German, Dutch and Spanish will be his fifth language very soon.