Westin Aruba Resort Names New General Manager


Matt Balcik has recently been appointed general manager of the Westin Aruba Resort, on Palm Beach in Aruba. In his new position, Balcik will oversee the resort’s day-to-day operations.

Balcik has more than 10 years of experience in the hospitality industry. Prior to his new position, he had a number of roles at the Westin St. John Resort & Villas, beginning as director of rooms. Over the years, he worked his way up to director of operations, hotel manager and now general manager. He recently oversaw the conversion of 282 hotel rooms to 96 vacation ownership villas. Earlier in his career, Balcik worked with the Sheraton New Orleans and with Marriott at two properties in Californua.

Balcik, who has won hospitality awards over the years, earned his Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management from California Polytechnic University Pomona. He currently resides in Aruba and enjoys sports, traveling and a variety of outdoor activities. Visit www.westin.com/aruba.