Divi’s Banquet & Events Dream Team is Looking Forward to a Busy 2013

Divi Resorts — The recently recruited Inge Van Roon, Director of Banquet and Events Sales, The Divi & Tamarijn All Inclusive & Divi Resorts, is now teamed up with Executive Chef Gerard Coste, to deliver the best events under the sun, in a variety of great locations, around Divi resort properties and beaches and at the Alhambra Casino & Shops.

Both Dutch-born Inge and French-born Gerard are much-experienced veterans in the banquet and event field, and they both exude a “nothing too big or too small” attitude. The dynamic event planner and the creative chef are both well-prepared to deal with mega weddings, or small, intimate family gatherings. Conference, meetings, or award banquets, you name it, they have the perfect plan of action, from the get go.

The new Banqueting & Events Ballroom at the Alhambra Casino & Shop is their latest venue.

The ample space above the casino gaming floor, was transformed last year into a stylishly decorated ballroom with a seating capacity of 250 people theater-style. For dinner banquets the room may be set up for 180 party-goers, and in the event that a dance floor is required, the room may accommodate up to 140 guests, around elegant round tables, for formal plated functions.

Most ballroom events take off with a champagne reception at Fusion, Piano & Wine Bar then guests may walk the red carpet to the elevator leading to the second floor ballroom.

A champagne intermezzo is also often offered in the ballroom foyer.

Some events opt to start at Fusion and continue at Ginger, the popular New Asian restaurant. With ample, easily accessible parking and a complete nighttime shopping mall, Alhambra can now host conventions and meetings offering guests a diverse array of events, from simple BBQs on the open air patio to elaborate celebratory affairs.

Just across the lawn from the Alhambra Casino & Shops the Divi & Tamarijn All Inclusive Resorts are blessed with picturesque and tropical restaurants, bars, pool decks and beaches, which are perfectly-suited for small to medium-size events. The time-share resorts including Divi Village & Dutch Village offer special small and intimate venues while the elegant Divi Aruba Phoenix Beach Resort on Palm Beach provides the perfect backdrop for any size party or banquet, including an indoor multi-function space for seminars or Holy Communions celebrations.

All of the Divi venues are coordinated by Inge in her capacity as Director of Banquet and Event Sales. As clients consult Inge for their party needs, she relies on Executive Chef Gerard Costa and his Food & Beverage Department for creative collaboration.

Chef Gerard is especially proud of his culinary team which consists of Executive Chef Paul Zijlstra, of Windows on Aruba, Sous Chef Patrick Lampe, from Divi Mega Resorts, and Executive Chef Edwin Geerman, of the Divi Aruba Phoenix Beach Resort. The executive chefs, supported by talented culinary brigades, comply with the demands of the most discerning clients as they undertake many different functions at their own properties, and collaborate to produce special events together at the Alhambra Ballroom.

Pictured here, a variety of dream locations, and the dream team, Inge van Roon and Gerard Coste.