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