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Isabella Hren, Chief Property Operating Officer 

Since 1st of May 2008 Isabella Hren is a member of the Management Board of Vienna International Hotelmanagement AG. As Chief Operating Officer, she is responsible for the management of the hotels operated by Vienna International. From 2006 until her appointment to the Management Board, Isabella Hren was General Manager of the Castellani Parkhotel – one of the group hotels – in Salzburg. 

Before taking over the management of the Castellani Parkhotel, Isabella Hren was Marketing Manager of the Schwärzler Hotels responsible for sales and marketing as well as positioning and concept work for the group’s four hotels. At the same time, she was also in charge of the Schwärzler Employee Academy. Her career at the Schwärzler Hotels began in 1999 as Front Office Manager of the 4-star Hotel Scesaplana in Brand before she served as a General Manager of the Scesaplana hotel. 

Martin Ykema, Chief Operating Officer 

Martin Ykema has been a member of the Management Board of Vienna International Hotelmanagement AG since 1 September 2013. As Chief Operating Officer, he is responsible for the management of the hotels in Russia, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Rumania and Poland, which are operated by the strongly growing Vienna-based hotel management group. The born Dutchman has gained 20 years of vast leadership experience in the hotel industry. From August 2007 until his appointment to the VI-Management Board, Martin Ykema was Area Director with Lindner Hotels and especially 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 managementcareer of Martin Ykema has started in 1992 with being the General Manager of the Novotel in Maastricht. Following that, Martin Ykema as the General Manager responsible for the Mercure The Hague, Novotel New York and also accompanied the hotel openings of the first Ibis and Novotel Hotels in the Czech Republic. In addition at this time, he was the Board member of the American and Dutch Chamber of Commerce and of the 4- and 5-star Hotel Confederation in Prague.

As a graduate of the Dutch Hotelschool The Hauge in Den Haag, Martin Ykema was able to gain his first experience in the field of tourism.

Martin Ykema was born in 1962 in Zwolle, the Netherlands and is married.

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