Aruba Wedding Planner & Event Staff

Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino has placed a team of professional, certified wedding planners to assist you in planning your dream Aruba wedding.

Romeo Penacino
Executive Chef
Romeo holds a Culinary Degree from Buenos Aires (Perito Moreno Institute). He started his career in the culinary world working with the Hotel Melia brand, and then joined the Marriott chain in 2003, in Buenos Aires. In 2006, Romeo decided to get involve in the education side of the business , in addition to his position at Marriott Plaza, Buenos Aires. He took a position as a lecturer at the Kitchen Institute in Buenos Aires for one year. In 2007, Romeo was promoted to the position of Jr. Sous Chef at the Marriott Plaza. Romeo tested his talent by working abroad and joined Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort where he held several positions and was promoted to Restaurant Chef. Romeo has successfully implemented several projects and worked with various teams.

Jessika Panneflek
Events Manager
Jessika is currently finalizing her Bachelor's Degree in Hospitality & Tourism Management at the University of Aruba. She started her successful career in 2012 and joined the Aruba Marriott Resort as Food & Beverage Supervisor at Waves Beach Bar and the Main Pool Bar. In 2013, Jessika was promoted to Supervisor at Aruba's best kept secret restaurant, Atardi, perfect for romantic dinners and special occasions. In 2014, she decided to challenge herself and took a position in Events & Banquets as Banquet Captain. Jessika tested her talent by cross-training in the wedding department and was promoted to Events Manager in February of 2017 where she is primarily responsible for successfully carrying out Weddings and making sure each one is a special one to her Bride and Groom.

Duska Dirksz
Assistant Events Manager
Duska holds a degree in Marketing and Communications from Alberta College in Rotterdam, Holland. In 2012, Duska initiated her career at the Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino as Events & Banquets Administrator and was mainly responsible for all in-house events and meetings as well as administrative duties of the department. In 2017, Duska was promoted to Assistant Events Manager and now enjoys coordinating intimate weddings and events.