Zien Group announces two senior appointments

Zien Group

João Fidalgo (left), Diederik Visser (right)

The Netherlands: Parent company of Eden Hotels, Zien Group, has named João Fidalgo as director of development and Diederik Visser as director of IT.

Fidalgo will be responsible for capital expenditure (CAPEX) and the management of external and internal projects. He brings over 20 years of operational experience to the role having managed projects including luxury residential, hospitality such as citizenM and retail such as Nike.

Visser will accelerate the group’s digital-first approach with the aim of automating processes. With a hospitality career spanning 23 years, he has previously worked with hotel brands including Hilton, Radisson, and Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group.

Billy Skelli-Cohen, Zien Group CEO, said: “Diederik and Joao are serious additions to strengthen our leadership team; it is great to bring in such talent to the group as we look to start executing our vision and plans in 2023. Each of their roles is critical to the development of our brands and strategic expansion of the group across Europe and the UK.”

Zien Group was created in September 2022 as a platform to own and operate hospitality businesses. The group will initially focus on Eden Hotels with plans to expand the portfolio across Europe and the UK. 

Eden Hotels is a Dutch hotel group and consists of 14 city centre properties. KSL acquired a majority stake in December 2021. 

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