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 / Owner

Rick van Erp

Creating beautiful hotels that add value to the locations in which they are situated, taking care of our very special guests and above all, working with our excellent and dedicated team every single day fills me with so much energy. We are passionate about building a strong company with a unique DNA which is reflected in our core values. The story has just begun…!

Arnoud Griffioen


Chief Financial Officer

Arnoud Griffioen

I love hotels because hotels will put smiles on the faces of our guests. It is an enjoyable setting to work in and to be able to contribute to the guest experiences. In the past, I have been working as a financial auditor/consultant and (interim) CFO within the hospitality industry. I am also associated with Hotelschool The Hague as a lecturer. Once I was asked to join Odyssey Hotel Group, it did not take long to decide, and I have not regretted it for one moment. That’s why my favorite motto is: “You have got to love what you do, to really make things happen.”

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!

Nathalie Zonneveld


VP Legal & Compliance

Nathalie Zonneveld

I worked for 20 years as a lawyer for both small and medium-sized businesses as well as a major nonprofit organization in the Netherlands. I love being a part of this fast growing and exciting company. My motto: Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet – Stephen Hawking

Rutger van Erp


VP Construction & Design

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.

Päivi Hagedoorn


VP Operations & HR

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.

Christian Beckman


VP Construction & Design Finland

Christian Beckman

I just love the ambiance and details inside and around greatly designed hotels, especially when I have had the privilige of being involved in the project. His motto is: The best way to cheer yourself up, is to cheer someone else up.

Diderick Woltering


Head of Procurement

Diderick Woltering

I love hotels because each one is unique in its own way. The challenges leading up to the opening, the organized chaos of delivery and installation, the opening and then the operation. I love being involved in all aspects and working with dedicated people who are all specialists and have the experience needed to make it all work. In 1999, I was looking for a new challenge that combined hospitality and business, and I haven’t looked back since. My favorite quote: “I’m a jack of all trades, but master of none”.

 

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! His 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.

Lisa Numan


VP Pre-Openings

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


VP 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.

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 Engineering

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!

Jasper van Baal


Director of Revenue & Digital

Jasper van Baal

I went as a Hotel school Management Trainee to China in 2007 and came back to Europe 9 years later with experiences as Revenue Management professional for Marriott International in all major Chinese markets. In the past years I have been working in the Marriott franchise world, driving commercial success and positioning the Moxy brand. My motto: Be the type of person you want to meet.

Randi Lemmen


Director of Sales

Randi Lemmen

I never thought that I would work in the Hotel industry until the GSO/GSA Marriott Benelux gave me the opportunity to start with the Hotel Excellence project. After getting to know the work hard play hard mentality, I decided to never leave the hotel industry. And I didn’t. I had several sales functions within the GSO/GSA Benelux, Best Western, Inntel Hotels and Hotel Nassau Breda to know for sure that getting to know people and traveling is my passion! I am proud of being part of the Odyssey family and excited to be involved with all the open and soon to be opened hotels. My motto: ‘Add a little confetti to each day!’.

Brigitte van Overveld


VP Finance

Brigitte van Overveld

I started working in the hospitality industry and never left since. I love the energy and vibe you get in this fantastic branch, the dynamic surrounding, all the great people who are working hard together day in day out with one common goal: exceeding guest expectations and achieving the best results!

Ivonne Aarts


Project Coördinator

Ivonne Aarts

I became the HR Executive of Hotel Nassau Breda, an Autograph Collection by Marriott, and owned by OHG. My first hotel. I really enjoyed the pre-opening phase and learning everything about working in the hotel industry. After three years I got the opportunity to grow within OHG and now, as a Project Coordinator I love streamlining all the different projects. By not giving up, going the extra mile and by reinventing, we will get there.

Andreas Heidingsfelder


GM Hotel Schloss Lieser

Andreas Heidingsfelder

I always loved to travel and that’s where my passion for hotels was born. As an experienced General Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the hospitality industry in all disciplines from Catering, Food & Beverage, Budgeting and Operations to Management, I always get inspired by picking up new challenges. During my career as hotelier, I made a world trip on a cruise ship where I combined working and traveling. Besides that I worked in many countries such as Germany, the UK, the UAE, Czech Republic, Russia and Georgia. Favorite quote: Where we are – we never give up to ensure that we are always amongst the best.

Ville Virkki


GM CYBM Tampere

Ville Virkki

Ten years ago I started my own hostel. Later we expanded to hotel and serviced apartments. When I saw a chance to join the Odyssey and Marriott family, I knew I have to get the job! I thought my self-learned style and local knowledge could be a great asset for Odyssey and then again I would have amazing chance for personal development.
My favorite quote: “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.”

Imre Heijboer


GM HIEX Amsterdam

Imre Heijboer

I have been working in the hospitality industry for almost thirty years, the last twenty years in the hotel industry in the Netherlands, Belgium and France. Within Westbridge I have had several positions in IHG hotels like F&B manager and Hotel manager in Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn. The last 10 years I have worked as General Manager for Apollo Hotels with different brands such as the Wyndham hotel group and the Marriott group. As a manager I am focused on creating great teams. I search for everyone’s personal talent and coach on development and personal growth. Important to me is to work in an inspiring environment where we as a team can work goal and result oriented.

Melanie Welp


GM Delta Hotel Offenbach

Melanie Welp

I started my professional career in the hospitality industry with an apprenticeship followed by my studies in business administration & hotel management. Since then it was clear to me right from the beginning, that I never want to do anything else than hotels! After responsibilities in different fields such as hotel consulting, pre-opening, operational management as well as general– and cluster management for business- as well as resort hotels of diverse hotel brands in Germany as well as abroad I got the challenging opportunity to join the Odyssey Hotel Group and Marriott brand with the Delta Hotel by Marriott Frankfurt Offenbach – an outstanding hotel with a fabulous team and I immediately knew, that this is it! My favourite quote: „Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.“

Yolanda Bianca


GM Hotel Nassau Breda

Yolanda Bianca

I am thrilled to be the general manager at Hotel Nassau Breda, a beautiful historic hotel, which instantly captured my heart when I walked in. I have spent 25 years in hospitality, of which 20 years in the USA, managing and training teams of luxury hotels. Hospitality is my passion! I feel privileged to work with my dynamic and enthusiastic team to consistently try and exceed our guests expectations. To see my teams and guests happy is what makes me truly happy. “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others”. – Ghandi

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”

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).

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.

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.

Alexander Doll


Captain Moxy Kelsterbach

Alexander Doll

I love to work with a free spirited and versatile team and provide an unforgettable experience for our fun hunters. At our hotel, we find a home, far away from home. It excites me to adapt a hotel concept that appeals to so many different target audiences. His motto: The only time success comes before work is in the dictionary.

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.