Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino recently announced the appointment of Tom Calame as general manager. In this position, Calame will oversee all aspects of the hotel operations, as well as the maximization of guest satisfaction, financial performance and staff development.
Calame’s impressive hospitality career spans almost 25 years and numerous continents. Calame comes to the Aruba Marriott most recently by way of the Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel, where he held the position of general manager.
Calame’s work with the Marriott brand began in 1988 as an AIPT trainee at the Bethesda Marriott Hotel. After completing his training, he returned to his native Amsterdam where he held various positions at the Amsterdam Marriott. Quickly climbing the ranks, Calame set the pre-opening strategy for the JW Marriott Mexico City and in 1999, accepted the position of director of operations at the Renaissance Grand Beach Resort in St. Thomas.
Subsequently, Calame was promoted to resident manager to open JW Marriott Cancun Resort. In 2002, Calame went on to become the hotel manager at the Casa Magna Marriott Cancun Resort before accepting his first general manager position at the JW Marriott Lima in 2004, where he received the General Manager of the Year Award.