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Tue, 19 Feb 2019

Yoo Appoints David Grossniklaus as Head of Operations and Development

Yoo Hotels & Resorts has appointed David Grossniklaus as Head of Operations and Development, effective March 2019.

Yoo Hotels & Resorts operates the yoo2 Rio de Janeiro and currently has four hotels under development, with two more properties set to launch in the next 18 months.

David Grossniklaus. Picture taken in Bangkok on 20 February 2019 by Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com Click to enlarge.

With over 18 years of hospitality industry experience, Mr. Grossniklaus has held a number of varied roles in hotel operations and hotel development, most recently with Belmond in Dubai as Senior Director Development for the Middle East, Africa and India.

 He has also worked for Starwood Hotels & Resorts in Dubai working across the GCC and Africa, Deloitte/STR Global, Swissotel and Istithmar/Nakheel Hotels.

 Jagdish Johal, Managing Partner of yoo, said, “David joins Yoo Hotels at an exciting time of growth as we are expanding our hotel portfolio internationally. With four hotels under development, we are keen to pursue further development and management opportunities globally to expand our hotel offering. This expansion in key markets will ensure even more travellers can experience our unique designs and guest experiences.”

Mr. Grossniklaus, a Swiss national, is a graduate from Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne and a MBA graduate from Cass Business School in London. He is fluent in French and English.

Mr. Grossniklaus will be based in Yoo’s London office.

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