Kempinski Hotel Aqaba Red Sea has opened its arms to Victor Betro, who has been appointed as the general manager.
Betro moved from the Palm Island in Dubai to the aquatic city of Aqaba – Jordan’s only southern beachfront city located on the Red Sea Riviera. He kicked off his career with Hyatt International back in 2005 in the F&B team at Hyatt Regency Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, followed by a position in the same field at Grand Hyatt Dubai.
He then switched from operations to the role of sales manager at the Sheraton Al Nabil Hotel & Towers, Amman, where he further broadened his experience and knowledge in the hospitality business. Following a two-year stint as F&B manager at Kempinski Hotel Aqaba Red Sea Jordan he moved in the same role to Kempinski Hotel Bahia, Marbella-Estepona in Spain, where he was promoted to executive assistant manager F&B.
Following a stint and the successful opening of Kempinski Summerland Hotel & Resort, Beirut, as executive assistant manager, as well as the opening of Kempinski Hotel Muscat in Oman, he was appointed the hotel manager of Emerald Palace Kempinski Dubai, in 2018.
Vice president operations, Middle East and Africa, Kempinski Hotels, Wafik Youssef enthused on Betro’s appointment: “It is great to have Victor’s first general manager appointment at the same property where he started his career with Kempinski back in 2011. He has proven to be a young energetic hotelier who takes ownership of his designated responsibilities and builds success through developing a brand-new Kempinski experience wherever he is assigned.
“With his diverse experience and being a seasoned brand ambassador of Kempinski, we are confident that Victor will continue positioning Kempinski Hotel Aqaba Red Sea as the leading luxury hotel on the shores of the Red Sea, in Jordan,” he added.
Betro, a Jordanian and Spanish national, speaks fluent English in addition to his Arabic and Spanish mother tongues. He holds a Diploma in Hotel Management Operations and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the Les Roches International School of Hotel Management in Switzerland.
Betro commented on his new challenge: “Having returned to Aqaba as general manager of this wonderful Kempinski hotel, I am delighted to be part of the accomplished team of this prestigious property in my home country. This exquisite haven provides unparalleled getaways for travellers seeking luxury escapes crafted with memorable experiences. Despite the recent global challenges, I am confident that, along with the expert team of the hotel, we will overcome these interim circumstances and continue positioning our hotel as the leading place to stay when travelling to.”