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Matt Balcik

Vice President Operations, Brand Development , Jumeirah Group

Vice President of Operations and Brand Development - Venu
Matt Balcik joined Venu in July 2014 as Vice President Operations, Brand Development.
A Turkish American national, he brings with him a wealth of international experience from his 18 years working for some of the world’s best known luxury hospitality brands.
Before joining Jumeirah Group in Dubai, Matt’s previous role was General Manager of the W Hotel in Istanbul, Turkey. He has also worked in Washington DC, Sydney, Aruba, US Virgin Islands, New Orleans and Newport Beach, California.
Matt has held a number of senior roles working for well-known hotel brands such as Marriott and Starwood Hotels & Resorts, including General Manager of the Westin Virgin Islands and General Manager of the Westin Aruba. He also has extensive Brand development experience having spent three years as the Global Brand Advocate and Corporate Director of Operations for Renaissance Hotels.