Martin Ykema, Chief Operating Officer
Martin Ykema has been working as Chief Operating Officer at Vienna International Hotelmanagement since the 1st of September 2013 and is responsible for the operational management of all hotels of the hotel group, headquartered in Vienna.
From August 2007 until his appointment to the VI-Management Board, he was Area Director with Lindner Hotels and especially responsible for the international hotels of the group. Before that, he was in charge of the Orbis hotel group and 15 hotels of Sofitel, Mercure and Novotel in North Poland.
The management career of Martin Ykema has started in 1992 when he was the General Manager of the Novotel in Maastricht. Following that, he was responsible for the Mercure The Hague and Novotel New York as General Manager and also accompanied hotel openings of the first Ibis and Novotel Hotels in the Czech Republic.
Martin Ykema has a Bachelor’s Degree from the Dutch Hotel school The Haugein Den Haag.