Patina Maldives has appointed Marco Den Ouden as the General Manager. Marco joins Patina Maldives with 20 years of global experience in the luxury hospitality industry. As the General Manager, he will be building a unique team for the launch and pre-opening of Patina Maldives in Q4 2020.
Even at an early age, Marco was passionate about the hospitality industry. Marco acquired a BA in Hotel Management from Glion Institute of Higher Education. He started his career with NH Hotel Group. With his interest in the industry and combining his interest in food and beverages, Marco opened his own restaurant in Rotterdam. Coopvaert had a highly regarded farm-to-table concept, and was consistently recognized as one of the top three fine dining restaurants in Rotterdam.
In 2009, Marco accepted the role of International General Manager of Jin Jiang Hotel in Chengdu. Marco also worked as an F&B hospitality consultant for the Les Amis Group, where he showed his expertise to advise on new concepts and leading project overhauls for overall improved service and structure. Between 2012 and 2014, Marco took on the role of General Manager of Huvafen Fushi by Per AQUUM in Maldives.
Marco spent 04 years with the Alila Group as a General Manager across three of their sought-after properties across Indonesia and china. During that time, he was responsible for the opening of Alila Wuzhen and Alila Anji the first opening of the brands in China.
Prior to joining Patina Maldives, Marco held the role of General Manager of Soneva Jani, the flagship property for the esteemed Soneva collection. Marco is fluent in Ductch and English, and also able to speak German, Mandarin, French and Italian. With Marco’s knowledge and experiences in the industry, he is a great fit for the new role at Patina Maldives, Fari islands.
Fari Islands, home to the debut properties in Maldives by Capella Hotels & Resorts and The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, is developed by Singapore-based real estate developer Pontiac Land. Pontiac kicked off the Fari Islands development project in 2017. The development is situated within the Rah Falhu Huraa lagoon in North Male Atoll. Fari Islands is the second integrated tourism development in the Maldives.
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