An Aruba native with more than 35 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Ferry Zievinger is the freshest face to join the Divi family as the new General Manager of Divi Village Golf & Beach Resort and Divi Dutch Village Beach Resort. We sat down with Ferry to learn more about his plans as the newest member of our Aruba management team.
What brought you to Divi Resorts?
I was born and raised in Oranjestad, Aruba in the part of the city called Socotoro, but I left the island 14 years ago for work. Recently, my spouse Indra said that she wanted to come back home and I am a smart man, so I listened to my wife! When I started to look for employers, Divi Resorts came to mind. Divi’s roots are in Aruba and the company has been a great partner to the island since its inception 50 years ago. Most importantly though, I appreciate that Divi provides great opportunities for development and career advancement for its employees.
What are your plans for the future of Divi Village Golf & Divi Dutch Village?
I’m looking forward to aligning my 35 years of experience with the company’s vision and pushing this vision to its boundaries. I want to make sure that when someone plans a trip to Aruba, our resorts are always considered first, and that we excel as a hospitality company that’s trusted to create flawless vacations.
What is your favorite part of working hospitality?
That’s an easy one – I love to engage with guests and employees, finding out what is important to them and getting their opinions on how we can do things better. It’s a never-ending process, but I love learning new things and sharing my experiences with guests and staff.
What do you like to do in your free time?
Free time is for family, hiking and relaxing with delicious food, a nice bottle of wine or rum, a cigar and good company. During my travels, I’ve also developed a love for photography. I am a Getty Images photographer and I designed my own photography website, while also managing my Instagram account.