Hotel managers

  • Bernard Chênevert

    Hotel Manager

    Employed since 2008
    Background: Degree from Lausanne Hotel Management School. More than 15 years’ experience of the hotel industry, including the repositioning of hotels. Led W Montreal to Hotel of the Year Worldwide in 2007.

    InterContinental Montreal
    Number of rooms: 357
    Pandox/InterContinental Hotels
  • Raymond Soumako

    Hotel Manager

    Employed since 2009
    Background: Degree from the University of Montreal in Administration plus a Bachelor Degree in Industrial Work Relations. More than 30 years’ experience within the hotel industry. Over 20 years with IHG, and 10 with Starwood. Also experience in the repositioning of hotels. Member of the Hotel Association of Greater Montreal since 1995 and has been on the IAHI board for 5 years.
    Hyatt Regency, Montreal
    Number of rooms: 605
    Operator/brand: Pandox/Hyatt
  • Hans Wils

    Hotel Manager

    Employed since 2009
    Background: Considerable hotel experience within Marriott, Golden Tulip and Accor. Has worked for Sofitel International since 1994 with various positions in the Netherlands and Belgium. Most recent position was at the Lafayette Square in Washington DC, USA.

    Crowne Plaza Antwerpen
    Number of rooms: 262
    Operator/brand: Pandox/Crowne Plaza
  • Egbert Buursink

    Hotel Manager

    Employed since 2016.
    Background: Bachelor Degree Finance from Hotelschool The Hague, The Netherlands.  Over 25 years experience in International hotel industry; Marriott in USA, Inter-Continental in Germany, Starwood In Belgium/Brussels and most recently 2 years GM position with Hilton Worldwide at Hilton Brussels Grand Place. Extensive operational background & strong Brand experience with repositioning of Le Méridien Brussels and Four Points by Sheraton for Starwood.

    The Hotel Brussels, Beligum  
    Number of rooms: 420
    Operator/brand: Pandox/Independent
  • Benjamin Tenius

    Hotel Manager

    Employed since 2014
    Background: Diplom-Betriebswirt (FH) Degree from the Munich University of Applied Science after achieving “Hotelfachman” with merits from the city of Munich. More than 18 years’ experience within the hospitality industry. Worked for IHG, Kempinski and Marriott before joining Hilton in 2016.

    Broad Experience from Full Service Hotels to Luxury properties in city- and resort locations in the Europe, Middle East and the Caribbean. Led the F&B Team in Abu Dhabi to the IHG AMEA F&B Excellence Awards in 2012.

    Rooted in the world of restaurants, bars and hotels, being a passionate host to the world is his greatest goal as a hotelier.

    Hilton Brussels City
    Number of rooms: 284
    Operator/brand: Pandox/Hilton
  • Charles Boelen

    Hotel Manager

    Employee since 2004.

    Degree from Thonon-les-Bains  Hotel Management School.

    After 10 within Hilton International in Belgium, the Netherlands and France, Charles has been the driving forces for the repositioning of the Holiday Inn Brussels Airport from 2007 to 2015.

    Crowne Plaza Brussels - Le Palace
    Number of rooms: 354
    Pandox/Crowne Plaza
  • Dion Maes

    Hotel Manager

    Employed since 2016

    Background: Bachelor Degree from the Hotel Management School Maastricht plus a Master in Marketing & Advertising.  Strong Sales & Marketing experience, including pre-opening, opening and repositioning. Has worked for reputable brands like Dolce Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts (IHG) and Marriott. Most recent position was Director of Sales & Marketing for the Zurich Marriott Hotel, Switzerland before moving into first General Manager role at Holiday Inn Brussels Airport

    Holiday Inn Brussels Airport
    Number of rooms: 310
    Pandox/Holiday Inn
  • Jan-Patrick Krüger

    Hotel Manager

    Employed since March 2013 Background: Held several leading positions in Sales,- Marketing and Revenue Management in the hotel industry. Became General Manager in 2006 and opened new Golden Tulip in Hamburg. Moved to Hilton in 2008 and was appointed to manage Hilton Dortmund, a Pandox-owned hotel, later on Hilton Dresden, the most complex hotel operations within Hilton in Europe.

    Hotel Berlin, Berlin, 
    Number of rooms: 701
    Operator/brand: Pandox/independent
  • Frank Senger

    Hotel Manager

    Employed since January 2013
    Background: Considerable international hotel experience. Has held various Management position within Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, Meliá Hotels International, and private owned hotels. Most recent Position General Manager TRYP by Wyndham, before EAM Meliá Berlin and EAM Mövenpick Resort & Thalasso Crete (Pre-& post- opening and Operation).

    Holiday Inn Lübeck
    Number of rooms: 159
    Operator/brand: Pandox/Holiday Inn
  • Frank Rücker

    Hotel Manager

    Employed since January 2013
    Background: Degree from Hotel Management Academy Koblenz. Held several leading positions in F&B and M&E Sales in the hotel industry. Became General Manager in 2008 and was leading the Hilton Garden Inn Stuttgart. Moved over to Dortmund in 2010 and was appointed to manage the Hilton Dortmund, a Pandox-owned hotel and later also responsible for rebranding the hotel to Radisson Blu.

    Radisson Blu Hotel, Bremen
    Number of rooms: 235
    Operator/brand: Pandox/Radisson Blu


  • Dieter Ulbricht

    Hotel Manager

    Employed since March 2013. Background: Started out in 1987 with Steigenberger, Park Plaza Hotels and Dorint Hotels, and has held several positions in F&B, Sales- and Marketing in the hotel industry. Became General Manager for Resort Hotel near Berlin 2007. Moved on to Cologne as Executive Assistant Manager with Radisson Blu 2008 and promoted in 2010 to General Manager for the Radisson Blu Media Harbour Hotel in Duesseldorf.

    Radisson Blu Dortmund
    Number of rooms: 190
    Operator/brand: Pandox/Rezidor
  • Vieri Biticchi

    Hotel Manager

    Working for Hilton Hotels since 1998 covering management roles in Room Division and Food & Beverage at the Rome Cavalieri Hilton and Hilton Prague; continued his career as Director of Operations in former Conrad Brussels, Hilton Amsterdam and Hilton Brussels City prior to his appointment as Hotel Manager at the Hilton Grand Place.

    Hilton Grand Place 
    Number of rooms: 224
    Operator/brand: Pandox/Hilton
  • Nina Peltola

    Hotel Manager

    Employed since May 2011. Background: Many years experience of Travel and Tourism Industry. Most recent position; Sales and Marketing Manager at hotel Korpilampi. Before as Sales Manager for Sokos- and Radisson Blu Hotels in Finland. 1987-2001 Sales Manager at Viking Line, 2001-2006 Sales Manager at Tallink Finland.
    Hotel Korpilampi, Espoo/Helsinki
    Number of rooms: 151
    Operator/brand: Pandox/independent
  • Magnus Alnebeck

    Hotel Manager

    Employed since 2005 Background: Degree from SHM-Les Roches, Switzerland. Has worked for Intercontinental, Cunard, Radisson/SAS and Forte Hotels in Switzerland and London. Hotel manager for Ladera Resort, St. Lucia 1996–2004.

    Pelican Bay at Lucaya, Grand Bahama Island
    Number of rooms: 184
    Operator/brand: Sundt AS/independent