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Shirley Geerman Appointed as General Manager of
80-room Lodge Kura Hulanda and Beach Club
in Willemstad, Curaçao

Willemstad, Curaçao – June 2011 – Shirley Geerman has been named General Manager of Lodge Kura Hulanda and Beach Club, a one-of-a-kind property located on the cliffs and beaches of Curaçao’s west end.

As General Manager of the exclusive Lodge Kura Hulanda, Geerman’s responsibilities include day-to-day physical and financial operations of the property, as well as constructing and implementing service training programs. Geerman will continue to enhance the Lodge’s reputation as a premier, service-oriented resort providing discerning travelers with once in a lifetime experiences.

“Shirley has been with Kura Hulanda Resorts for the past six years, serving most recently as the resident manager at Lodge Kura Hulanda’s sister property, Hotel Kura Hulanda,” said Peter Heinen, President and Director of Project Kura Hulanda.  “With a proven track record in customer service and sales, and a vital member of the Kura Hulanda team, Shirley is the ideal candidate to seamlessly transition into this position at the Lodge.”

Geerman brings more than 25 years of international hospitality experience to Lodge Kura Hulanda.  Born on the neighboring island of Aruba, Geerman began her career in hotel management at the front desk of the Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino. Over the course of her career, Geerman also served in various management positions at Wyndham Aruba Beach Resort and Renaissance Aruba Hotel & Casino before moving to Curaao and joining Kura Hulanda where she climbed through the ranks – starting as a front office agent and passing through all the various departments until her current promotion to the position of General Manager of Lodge Kura Hulanda.

Kura Hulanda Resorts, a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, is comprised of Hotel Kura Hulanda Spa & Casino and Lodge Kura Hulanda & Beach Club. Located in Willemstad, Curaçao, the Hotel Kura Hulanda Spa & Casino is an 80-room luxury boutique resort featuring meticulously restored 18th and 19th century Dutch Colonial Caribbean buildings spread amongst several glorious courtyards, multiple pools, award winning restaurants, a lavish spa, fitness center and more.  Nestled in the tranquil and idyllic setting of Curaçao’s west end, the Lodge Kura Hulanda and Beach Club offers a luxurious ambiance coupled with a relaxing beachfront retreat and the seclusion of a unique island hideaway. For more information on Kura Hulanda Resorts, please call 1.877.264.3106 or visit


Robert J. Martinez
diamond public relations


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Also See: Shirley Geerman and Steven Bakker Appointed Resident Manager and F&B Director Respectively at the Hotel Kura Hulanda Spa & Casino, Willemstad, Curacao / March 2009
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