The Team: Nice people to get to know...

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

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…!

Päivi Hagedoorn
VP Operations & HR

Working for OHG gives me a lot of energy because it is a fast-growing and exciting company. The freedom I feel helps me in the best possible way. It makes myself and my team enthusiastic to try to improve and get the best possible results.

Rutger van Erp
VP Construction & Design

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.

Nathalie Zonneveld
VP Legal & Compliance

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

Arnoud Griffioen
CFO

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. 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 motto is: “You have got to love what you do, to really make things happen.”

Stefan Binkenborn
VP Development

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 for D-A-CH, France & Italy.

Diderick Woltering
Head of Procurement

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”.

Christian Beckman
VP Construction & Design Finland

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. My motto is: “The best way to cheer yourself up, is to cheer someone else up.”

Jeroen Jansen
VP IT

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.

Jasper van Baal
Director of Revenue & Digital

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.”

Lisa Numan
VP Pre-Openings

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 right.”

Piet Rebergen
Financial Controller

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 is “(just) do it!”

Ivonne Aarts
Project Coördinator

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.

Randi Lemmen
Director of Sales

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. 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!’.

Dirk Schürer
VP Engineering

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

Brigitte van Overveld
VP Finance

I started working in the hospitality industry and never left. 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!

Marie-Jose De Bie
VP Branding & Communication

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”

Yolanda Bianca
Operations Manager Autograph Collection

I am thrilled to be Operations Manager for the Autograph Collection Brand. 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

Fabian Bornefeld
Area HR Manager Germany

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Lena Laupus
Sales Manager

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Bastian Mettele
Revenue Manager

 

Bastian Rashek
Director of Revenue Germany, Austria, Switzerland & Finland

Hospitality is family. Creating a home away from home, being a host, and filling hotels with life is what I like to do most. For the better half of my life, I have worked now in the hotel industry. After an apprenticeship at the Kastens Hotel Luisenhof and obtaining my BBA in hospitality management in the Netherlands and South Africa, I joined the field of revenue management at Marriott International and currently taking care of the total hotel revenues of 11 hotels of the Odyssey portfolio with my team.

Marianne Chrispijn
Director of Revenue Benelux

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Nanette van der Meijden
HR Benelux & Finland

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Wim van Damme
Development

I spent half of my life traveling and changing scenery. I learned to come home to places where my suitcase showed the way; living like that really grows on you. This business never stops to impress and cheer people up. Often you need to create out of thin air, this drives me every day to go out and find the perfect solutions for all involved.

In the end, it’s just to put a smile on people’s faces. This cannot be bought, it appears!

“Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get…..!” – Forrest Gump.”

Hans de Jong
Project Manager Construction

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Huib van Erp
Business Developer