Published on : Monday, April 27, 2020
Marco Den Ouden has been appointed as General Manager for Patina Maldives, Fari Islands. He comes with an experience spanning more than 20 years in the luxury hospitality industry. In his new role, he will be given the responsibility of building the pre-opening team and will prepare to launch the property in Q1 2021.
Marco joins the new role from his previous role as General Manager of Soneva Jani, Maldives, the flagship property for the esteemed Soneva collection. Before his previous, he spent four years with the Alila group, leading teams as General Manager across three of their sought-after properties across Indonesia and China. He contributed largely to the opening of Alila Wuzhen and Alila Anji, which was the first Alila to open in China. Under his workmanship, the property has a successful opening and even paved the way for future projects in the country.
Marco holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Hotel Management from the Glion Institute of Higher Education. He nurtured a passion for hospitality from an early age and began his career with the NH Hotel Group. He also a multilingual ability and can speak languages like Dutch, English, German, Mandarin, French and Italian.
Later, he combined his interests in hospitality, food, and dining and began his own entrepreneurship venture. He opened his own restaurant in Rotterdam. Coopvaert was a highly regarded farm-to-table concept restaurant that was consistently recognised as one of the top three fine dining restaurants in Rotterdam.
In 2009, Marco decided to make a return in the hotel industry and was appointed as the International General Manager of Jin Jiang Hotel in Chengdu. He also worked as an F&B Hospitality Consultant for the Les Amis Group. He channelised his expertise to advise on new concepts and headed project overhauls to improve overall service and structure.
He was appointed as the General Manager of Huvafen Fushi by Per AQUUM, Maldives, and held the position from 2012-2014. He led a ten-week renovation projects program to enhance guest offerings. His wide range of experience and expertise will be a great addition to the company.