Swiss-Belhotel International appointed Duco E. de Vries as the General Manager for Swiss-Belresidences Juffair in Bahrain. Duco brings outstanding international hospitality leadership experience spanning more than three decades across Europe, USA, Asia and the GCC.
A Dutch national, Duco is a graduate in International Hospitality Management from the prestigious IHTTI International Hotel & Tourism Training Institutes, Switzerland. He also holds numerous other professional certifications and diplomas in hotel management and operations.
Duco took his first steps in the hospitality industry in 1989 working in the food and beverage department at Savoy Baur en Ville, Zurich in Switzerland. He then progressively worked his way up working across some fabulous hotels in various parts of Europe as well as the USA.
In 2006 Duco moved to Dubai joining the Arabian Park Hotel, Wafi Hospitality. His first posting in the GCC as the pre-opening General Manager was at the Holiday Inn Express Jumeirah in the UAE in 2008. Subsequently he worked in Oman, Egypt and again UAE taking up top positions with some leading hospitality brands.
In 2017, Duco was appointed as General Manager of Grand Swiss-Belhotel Medan, North Sumatra in Indonesia in 2017. His most recent posting prior to joining the Swiss-Belresidences Juffair in Bahrain, was as General Manager at Impiana Resort Chaweng Noi, Koh Samui in Thailand.
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