Last week, Team Members at the Hilton Aruba said Te Aworo to their General Manager, a beloved leader, Vasco v. Baselli after three and a half years. With over three and a half decades of knowledge and experience, Baselli began his tenure at the resort in May 2019. Now, he moves on to a corporate role with Hilton as Area Vice President of Operations for the South American region.
Over the course of his time at Hilton Aruba, Vasco forged great relationships with the team. He used his passion for cooking as a way to show appreciation for the resort’s Team Members, always assisting the culinary team with special meals, including celebrations and holidays. In true fashion, Vasco contributed to his farewell lunch with the team, creating and cooking a special menu that reflected some of his favorite family dishes.
Vasco came to the Hilton Aruba from the Hilton Lima Miraflores in Peru, where he won General Manager of the Year. Under his leadership, the Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino garnered a number of Hilton awards and accolades, including: 2021 Market Share Award, 2021 Customer Award, and Annual Blue Energy Strong Award. In addition to the property awards he was awarded the 2021 CALA General Manger of the Year as well as a Hilton’s prestigious Presidential Award of Excellence for the Caribbean and Latin America (CALA) Region.
In 2022, Vasco won top entry in a photo contest conducted by Fundacion Parke Nacional Aruba, FPNA, and Post Aruba to commemorate International World Oceans Day, on June 8th. As an avid diver and lover for underwater photographer, he now proudly has an Aruban stamp with a photograph he captured of a sea snail from Arashi reef.
Team Members at Hilton Aruba appreciate Vasco’s exceptional leadership, operations, and food & beverage knowledge and wish him much success in his new role. A big thank you for driving guest satisfaction, Team Member engagement, and positive & proactive leadership. His presence at the resort will surely be missed, but with his love and passion for diving, Aruba will continue to be his home away from home.