Team

If you want to build a ship, don't drum up the people to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea. Antoine De Saint-Exupery, author of The Little Prince

Our team values are based on our core values judgement, communication, impact, curiosity, innovation, courage, passion, honesty and selflessness.

Rick van Erp


CEO

Rick van Erp

Creating beautiful hotels that add value to the locations they are sitting in, taking care of our guests and above all, working with our excellent people every day again, gives me a lot of energy. We are building a strong company with a unique DNA reflected in our core values. The story has just begon…

Willem Jan van Zon


CEO

Willem Jan van Zon

What drives me is to make a deal work. Finding locations, buildings, land, finance it, brand it, connecting all those elements and finally creating the product where you might be staying over one day! What drives me is to make a deal work.

Adrie Kros


CFO

Adrie Kros

After KPMG I worked as an advisor and boardmember of mid-sized family corporations. Since 2015 I am working with Odyssey Hotel Group. My motto: Work hard, with passion and focus.

Rutger van Erp


Projectmanager C & D

Rutger van Erp

As project manager C&D with OHG I am working on all of our new hotel projects in the field of construction and design. I work closely with investors, constructors, (interior) architects, brand representatives, our operational team and other people that I come across on the path to opening our new hotels.

Stefan Binkenborn


VP Development

Stefan Binkenborn

Loves this job because of having a very close affinity to hospitality in general and to hotels in particular since his youth! While living and working for 10-years in Portugal as a partner and managing director of a real-estate-company he had the chance to get a closer view into the hotel-business itself. This experience combined with the perfect support of the team and the culture of Odyssey drives him to create and develop Odyssey hotels from the first offer of a plot of land, setting up and signing the needed contracts with the developer / investor up to the opening of the new hotel since 2013 for the Germany & Eastern Europe market.

Päivi Hagedoorn


HR & Operations

Päivi Hagedoorn

Working for OHG gives me a lot of energy because it is a fast growing and exiting company. The freedom I feel helps me to manage, in my case, Hotel Nassau Breda in the best possible way. It makes myself and my team enthusiastic to constantly try to improve, to get the best possible results. The best way for me is to do everything step by step and grow together. It is also interesting in being involved in the development of new hotels.

Stephanie Nierhaus


Operations & Development

Stephanie Nierhaus

When I first read the OHG core values and the according examples I was totally “wow”ed. Since I joined OHG my personal development is enormous and job enrichment & enlargement is given each day. Moreover OHG provides the flexibility so I can work full time besides being a mom of 5 year old twins.  I just opened the AC Hotel Mainz as a GM. I am also involved in the future openings of OHG e.g. Moxy Düsseldorf and Darmstadt (coming soon) and projects within Central Germany. What keeps me on track: Never ever give up!

Lisa Numan


VP Project Coördination

Lisa Numan

I have a BBA specialized in Tourism, Events and Hospitality. My career started in Leading Hotels of the 5-star property de l’Europe in Amsterdam. After stepping out of the Hospitality Business to gain more experience in HR, I am now back in the vibrant business I love the most. My moto: If nothing goes right, go left!

Jeroen Jansen


Manager IT

Jeroen Jansen

After working together for a number of years with the Odyssey Hotel Group, I recently joined the Odyssey Hotel Group. Responsible for ICT. No experience in the hotel world, but the bits and bytes are the same everywhere. Beautiful people and beautiful products. A group where I feel at home. My motto: A mind is like a parachute. I have been an Apple Service Coordinator, Apple Technician and OSX Server Engineer for years.

Piet Rebergen


Financial Controller

Piet Rebergen

I remember well when Rick visited us directly from Germany and how excited he was about his latest acquisition; Hotel Schloss Lieser! For me that was the eye-opener to the hotel world. My motto: (just) do it!

Marie-José De Bie


VP Communication & Marketing

Marie-José De Bie

To create a creative and marketing concept I like to be involved in a project right from the beginning. I’m passionate, structured and pragmatic and combine this with strong communication skills and an open personality. My favorite quote: “Logic wil get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere”

Dirk Schürer


VP Technician

Dirk Schürer

Dirk left Schloss Rheinhartshausen by Kempinski and joined OHG. He now is responsible for all the technical issues of the OHG hotels in Germany. His favorite quote… Plug it in! Dirk left Schloss Rheinhartshausen by Kempinski and joined OHG. He now is responsible for all the technical issues of the OHG hotels in Germany. His favorite quote… Plug it in!

Katharina Barenthien


GM Marriott Sindelfingen

Katharina Barenthien

I love being part an engaged and host orientated team with many beautiful young people trying to create a perfect stay for our guests. I have been in the hotel business for over 20 years and have been working as a Hotel Manager at various Marriott properties in Germany and the UK.

Dominique van Herpen-Koning


GM Glow Eindhoven

Dominique van Herpen-Koning

I love being GM of Hotel Glow, due to the fact that Hotel Glow is a charming and contemporary hotel in the radiant heart of Eindhoven. We provide our guests with the feeling of a home away from home. Personalized service with a small and passionate team of hospitality ambassadors.
 My favorite quote is:
“Go the Extra Mile”

Miriam Ballweg


GM AC Mainz

Miriam Ballweg

I have been in the hotel business for over 23 years and have been working as a Hotel Manager at Westin Grand in Frankfurt for the past 7 years with the overall responsibility for operations. Her favorite quote is: If you can dream it, you can do it! – Walt Disney

Melle van Uden


GM Tribute Rotterdam

Melle van Uden

In 2015 I became General Manager of Dikker & Thijs Hotel, an independent hotel build in 1921 with a rich culinary history. My motto is: Strenghtening your strenghts will lead to greater fulfillment than strenghtening your weaknesses.

Dominik Ritz


GM Delta Offenbach

Dominik Ritz

Have worked at The Westin Hamburg Elbphilharmonie as a Executive Assistant Manager and Deputy General Manager Pre/Post Opening. And at Le Meridien Parkhotel in Frankfurt as a Resident Manager and Hotel Manager.
 My favorite quote: “Only he who burns can ignite the fire in others.” – Augustinus von Hippo (Roman Philosopher)

Manuel Kasztelan


Captain Moxy Düsseldorf

Manuel Kasztelan

After I rised up being the regional coördinator of Allsun Hotels entertainment and guest relation teams at the Canary Islands (6 hotels, 45 employees) and got the responsibility for the content management of Allsun Hotels (YouTube and Facebook).

Ilgo Hagen Höhn


GM Schloss Lieser

Ilgo Hagen Höhn

Over the last 30 years, I have worked in all departments of a hotel, opened hotels and gained experience in the international leisure and business hospitality industry, from chef to general manager. I joined Odyssey since March 2018.

Esra Krümmel


Captain Moxy Darmstadt

Esra Krümmel

I can identify myself with the concept. Breaking the rules and not to be so classic. The way of hospitality that I like starts in first line with personal contact in an environment where everybody can be himself. The mission is the same as always…make your guests happy and they leave with a smile.