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  • 12.4 km
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    PENSTRAAT 130  WILLEMSTAD, CURAÇAO

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Avila Family

The Avila Beach Hotel is known for its personal touch. It is not the beautiful beach or that comfortable hotel room that makes the Avila Beach Hotel, the Avila Beach Hotel, it is our employees. Together we are forming the Avila family. All employees are dear to our heart, and some of them have amazing stories to tell, so please allow us to highlight a few of them.

Renzo Benita

Renzo Benita

If you visited the Avila Beach Hotel after 1995 you will definitely recall our Avila family member / doorman, Renzo Benita. He is the first person to welcome you at the Avila Beach Hotel and the last one to wish you a pleasant flight back home. Almost every week Renzo is named by our guests in our so called Guest Comment Cards for excellent service. His warm and friendly personality makes every guest feel welcome and at home, instantly.

Stephen Pietersz

Stephen Pietersz

Meet Stephen Pietersz. He joined the Avila family in the most unique way. As a young boy at the age of fifteen he met Mr. Finn Nicolay (Nic) Møller in the neighborhood of the Avila Beach Hotel where he lives and sometimes made mischief. Late owner Nic Møller asked him if we wanted to do some chores at the Avila Beach Hotel to keep him off the street and also by educating him with helpful tools. 

No sooner said than done Stephen was there the next morning and he still is now. He got his education and even went to follow a summer course at Cornell University in New York offered by the hotel. He and Nic Møller became as close as father and son and Stephen eventually made it to Maintenance Supervisor. We often call him “Mighty Steve” because he’s always there when you need him, also in the middle of the night, and always with a smile.

Farley Hollander

Farley Hollander

Repeat visitors recognize his laugh in the far distance. Since 1994, right after graduating from Georgia State University, Farley Hollander is part of the Avila family. He started as a Manager in the Blues Bar & Restaurant and worked himself up to Sales & Marketing Manager. He was the first Avila employee who got granted with a summer course at Cornell University in the year 2000. At the start of 2016 he was promoted to Resident Manager.

Farley Hollander has a huge heart for the hotel and its guests and combines humor with his rare gift of hospitality. He has the talent to provide excellent customer service and to exceed all expectations by letting everyone feel like a great new friend.

Pearl Anderson

Pearl Anderson

One of our superstars who is always good-humored and friendly is Pearl Anderson. She joined the Avila family in 2001 and every single day she is cleaning hotel rooms with a cheerful attitude. Pearl is famous for excellent service and spotless rooms and named by our guests in our Guest Comment Cards on a weekly bases.

She is one of the best in what she does and this has been proven by being chosen as a “Star of the Industry” by Curaçao Hospitality & Tourism Association (CHATA). Her joyfulness and friendly character makes every guest feel looked after, without a doubt.

Rensley de Jongh

Rensley de Jongh

Rensley is not working at the Avila Beach Hotel anymore, but his story is still a very special one. In 2008 he joined the Avila family in the kitchen as Chef de Partie. He has been offered courses over the years so that he could develop himself. He even represented the 2012 Curacao Culinary Team in foreign countries and has been named by CHATA (Curaçao Hospitality & Tourism Association) as “Star of the Industry” in 2010. When Dutch Michelin Chef Erik Swaghoven visited the Avila Beach Hotel for Avila’s Culinary event in 2012 he also noted his talent and offered him a job at his Michelin Star restaurant Valuas in the Netherlands (Venlo). Rensley gladly grabbed his opportunity. With his qualities, talent, perseverance and positive character he achieved what he deserved. As a hotel we cannot be prouder to be able to support his talent what ultimately led to his success.

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