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    Martin Ykema

    Chief Operating Officer, VIENNA HOUSE, Vienna International Hotelmanagement AG

    Martin Ykema has been working as Chief Operating Officer at Vienna International Hotelmanagement (now Vienna House) since the 1st of September 2013 and is responsible for the operational management of all hotels of the group.

    His international hotel career includes destinations as Amsterdam, The Hague, New York and Prague. From August 2007 until his appointment to the VI-Management Board, he was Area Director with Lindner Hotels. Before that, he has been in-charge-of 15 hotels of Sofitel, Mercure and Novotel brands for Accor/Orbis in North Poland.

    Martin Ykema has a Bachelor’s Degree from the Dutch Hotelschool The Hague in Den Haag.

    About Vienna House

    Vienna House is all about travelling, making new experiences, exploring as well as recognising the true beauty in the simple things in life. Vienna House shares an Austrian hospitality tradition and understanding of different cultures, favours customizing versus standardization, and embraces diversity to inspire guests. Vienna House are hotels with their own character but with shared values. 

    Austria's largest hotel group owns and manages individual city and resort hotels with 26 years of hotel management expertise and solid project development know-how. The hotels of the "Vienna House" brand are operated in the upscale design segment and include individual city and resort hotels that stand for timeless design and a natural classiness. "Vienna House Easy" are the group’s smart-casual design hotels with a cool, fresh, easy-going style. The company currently employs 2,200 staff members in nine countries. Vienna House is a registered trademark of Vienna International Hotelmanagement AG.

    Vienna House are hoteliers & entrepreneurs - and they love it!



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