Jan-JorisJan Joris, who was born and raised in Belgium and boasts an impressive career in the hotel industry, with extensive experience in Belgium and abroad, is the new General Manager of the hotel.

He started out in the hotel industry in 1988. He went on to hold several positions in Belgium in the Alfa Hotel group. The subsequent acquisition of this group by NH Hoteles provided new career opportunities for Johan. He was in charge of the opening of two NH Hotels in Brussels and Frankfurt and was then made responsible for eight NH Hotels in Flanders. From 2003 onwards he successively held various positions for NH Hoteles Group in The Netherlands and France, including General Manager, Pre-opening Manager and Regional Manager. In 2011 he joined the Russian Azimut hotel group, with 22 hotels in Russia, Germany and Austria, where he was appointed Director of Operations.

Johan Joris will serve as General Manager of The Hotel, starting on 1 September 2012.

Aldert Schaaphok, Vice President Pandox AB: “We were searching for someone with a strong personality for this position. Someone capable of the operational management of a 421-rooms hotel, which is currently undergoing a major renovation. We are certain that Johan is up to this challenge thanks to his extensive hotel experience and the many hotel openings he has overseen both in Belgium and abroad. We are confident that he will contribute to the successful repositioning of The Hotel as a premium segment hotel.”

Johan Joris speaks five languages and likes to ski, sail and play tennis. He is married and has three children.