Aruba Marriott Complex Names New General Manager

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PALM BEACH — Karen Chastain has been named General Manager of the Aruba Marriott Complex. In her new role, Chastain is responsible for providing strategic management of operations at Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino, Marriott Aruba Surf Club, and Marriott Aruba Ocean Club.

Chastain brings with her more than two decades of senior leadership experience with the Marriott brand and has held numerous general manager positions at Marriott hotels across the United States, most recently at Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort and Spa, FL.

“I’ve been fortunate enough to work on both coasts of the US with Marriott, and can’t wait to see what the vibrant island of Aruba and the Marriott Complex have in store,” said Chastain. “In addition to taking the helm at one of Marriott’s most prominent Caribbean properties, I look forward to immersing myself in the local culture to build lasting and mutually beneficial relationships with the community.”

Chastain has a strong background in financial leadership and a proven track record in sales, management and operations. She is passionate about staff development and is highly focused on ensuring guest satisfaction.

Chastain is a graduate of Ball State University, and holds a B.S. in accounting.


About Aruba Marriott:

Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino opened its door in 1995 and boasts 414 guestrooms. In 1999 the Marriott’s Aruba Ocean Club opened its door with 311 guestrooms and in 2004 Marriott’s Aruba Surf Club was opened with 900 guestrooms. The Aruba Marriott family consists of about 1100 associates. The Aruba Marriott Complex is the largest in the Caribbean in terms of total guestrooms as well total employees.