VP Business Development
Norbert has more than 30 years of global hotel industry experience in SE Asia, the USA and Europe. He is a graduate of the renowned Centre International de Glion in Switzerland and has held senior management positions with such notable groups as Ian Schrager Hotels, Omni and Four Seasons in New York City and Shangri-La, Mandarin Oriental and IHG in Asia Pacific.
Since 2008, Norbert has been instrumental in developing Archipelago’s nine hotel brands making Archipelago International the largest independent hotel management company in SE Asia with an underlying portfolio of more than 200 hotels and a growing international pipeline including high profile projects in Malaysia, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Cuba.
Archipelago’s brand collection covers upscale 5 and 4 star hotels with the ASTON, ALANA and HUXLEY brands, luxury pool villas with KAMUELA and midscale to select service hotels with the HARPER, QUEST, FAVEHOTEL and HOTEL NEO brands as well as a trendsetting hostel brand called NOMAD.
Norbert is also a hotel owner owning two select service hotels in Indonesia with a third one currently under construction.
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