Blue Residences, the first luxury condo resort on Aruba's famous Eagle Beach in 20 years, has announced the appointment of travel industry veteran Jan van Nes as general manager of the property. Van Nes is a former director of tourism for Aruba. The resort is scheduled to open March 1 and van Nes has assumed his role as general manager effective immediately to oversee the launch of the property as well as manage overall operations.
"We're very fortunate to have Jan van Nes sign on as the general manager of Blue Residences," said Herber Valkenberg, president of Icon Hotel Marketing, the North American representative for the resort, in a written release. "We're confident that his extensive experience and innovative ideas coupled with his knowledge of Aruba will be instrumental in making the property a success."
Van Nes was the general manager of Playa Linda Beach Resort in Aruba for the past 13 years with partner Jan Leysner and he has also held positions as the director of tourism for the Aruba Tourism Authority, executive director for the Aruba Timeshare Association, board member at Aruba Beach Club and Casa del Mar and general manager at Aruba Beach Club and Casa del Mar.
Blue Residences is currently under the final phase of development and will consist of three residential towers, with the debut of its first tower scheduled for March 1. The resort will offer unobstructed views of the ocean, elevated ceilings in the bedrooms, living rooms and dining rooms, private Jacuzzi terraces, fully loaded kitchens featuring upscale appliances and wireless Internet throughout. On-site amenities will include a private beach, poolside service, concierge services and golf privileges at two nearby courses.