Swiss-Belresidences Juffair appoints GM

Duco E. de Vries brings more than 30 years’ of experience

Duco E. de Vries
Duco E. de Vries

Swiss-Belresidences Juffair in Bahrain has appointed Duco E. de Vries as general manager.

Vries holds more than three decades of hospitality experience, having worked at properties across the GCC, Europe, Asia and the USA.

The Dutch-national has acted as GM for the Holiday Inn Express Jumeirah in 2008, as well as hotels across Oman, Egypt and the UAE.

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Prior to his recent appointment he was the GM at Impiana Resort Chaweng Noi, Koh Samui in Thailand.

Swiss-Belhotel International senior VP of operations and development, Middle East, Africa and India, Laurent A. Voivenel said: “We are pleased to appoint Duco to lead the team at Swiss-Belresidences Juffair in Bahrain. Duco has exceptional experience and expertise in the hospitality sector as well as extensive knowledge of international and the GCC market. We are confident under his leadership this superb property will reach new heights of success while delivering memorable guest experiences.”

Vries commented: “I am delighted to return to Swiss-Belhotel International family. It is an exciting time for the hotel industry in Bahrain and I am pleased to be part of the wonderful team at the Swiss-Belresidences Juffair in Bahrain. I look forward to working together with everyone to achieve our goals while delivering on our guests’ expectations.”

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