Barcelona based Marina Port Vell (MPV) has announced that Marcel Brekelmans has been appointed as its managing director effective from 10 March 2014.
A Dutchman, Brekelmans has spent many years in the hotel industry with considerable experience in branding, opening and pre-opening of properties and repositioning notable hotels on three different continents: Europe, the Middle East and Caribbean. Brekelmans can speak Dutch, English, German, French and Spanish.
“To say we are lucky to have Marcel join us as the new Marina Port Vell comes fully on-line is a great understatement,” says Uri Nachoom, vice chairman of Salamanca Group. “The extent of Marcel’s direct experience managing some of the world’s most prestigious hotel brands makes him ideally suited to provide leadership, to develop operating budgets, to set standards for the highest level of customer relations, and, perhaps most importantly, to bring the marina and our yachting guests an unparalleled level of sophistication, ” he continues.
As Marina Port Vell’s managing director, Brekelmans will further position the brand as a leader in 5-Star services for yachtsmen, their families and guests. He will also provide strategic planning and execution of all aspects of operations on a day-to-day basis.