Owner and CEO, Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts, Aruba

Ewald Biemans opened Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts in 1987; since then, the resort has enjoyed average yearly occupancies of +90%. The environmental honors Mr. Ewald has received includes CHA’s award for Environmental Stewardship and the International Hotel & Restaurant Association Award for Innovation in Environmental Best Practice. As a pioneer in eco-friendly practices, he has led Bucuti & Tara to achieve the ISO 14001 environmental certification every year since 2003. Most recently, Bucuti & Tara has been named one of the Top 25 Hotels for Romance in the World and the # 1 Hotel in the Caribbean in the 2015 TripAdivsor Traveler’s Choice Awards.