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Johan Joris Appointed as General Manager of The 421-room
Hotel Brussels on Waterloolaan

New Owner, Pandox AB, has Launched an Extensive Renovation

September 10, 2012 - Johan Joris has recently been appointed General Manager of The Hotel Brussels on Waterloolaan, which was acquired last year by the Swedish real estate group, Pandox AB and which is currently undergoing a spectacular renovation.

Johan Joris (48) was born and raised in Belgium and boasts an impressive career in the hotel industry, with extensive experience in Belgium and abroad. 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.”

(From left to right : Aldert Schaaphok,
Vice President Pandox AB & Johan Joris, General Manager The Hotel)



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

For more information about The Hotel: www.thehotel-brussels.be

 
Contact:

Aldert Schaaphok
Vice President Pandox AB
aldert.schaaphok@pandox.com

For more press information:
PRP - Public Relations Partners
Wilma Schippers
+32 2 761 08 18
+32 479 95 08 55
wschippers@prp.be


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