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Martijn van der Valk 範馬丁

Advisor Shanghai City, China, CN

Chief Executive Officer, MMA Hospitality Consulting and Director, Urban Resort Concepts Ltd..

Chief Executive Officer, MMA Hospitality Consulting and Director, Urban Resort Concepts Ltd..

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Advisor

Brilliant Hotel Group, Kunming, China
Shanli Retreats Beijing, China

Positions

Chief Executive Officer MMA Hospitality Consulting May 2014 - present
Director Urban Resort Concepts Ltd. March 2013 - May 2015
General Manager The Puyu Hotel and Spa, Wuhan August 2013 - May 2014
General Manager The Puli Hotel and Spa October 2009 - December 2012
Executive Assistant Manager The Puli Hotel and Spa December 2008 - October 2009
General Manager Pudi Boutique Hotel Fuxing Parc, Shanghai December 2007 - December 2008
General Manager Baros Maldives July 2006 - December 2007
Head of Placement Office Hotelschool The Hague January 2006 - July 2006
General Manager Carcosa Seri Negara July 2005 - October 2005
General Manager The Strand Yangon December 2003 - May 2005
Executive Assistant Manager The Lalu Sun Moon Lake, Taiwan August 2002 - October 2003
Assistant Director of Food and Beverage Hyatt Carlton Tower, a Park Hyatt Hotel July 2000 - July 2002
Assistant Food and Beverage Manager Hyatt Regency Riyadh March 1997 - May 2000

Education

Hotelschool The Hague Finance Major 1992 - 1997
Universiteit Leiden / Leiden University Sinology, Chinese Languages and Cultures 1988 - 1991
Comenius College Dutch, English, German, French, Latin, Economics, and Statistics. 1982 - 1988

Interested In

Advisor With
  • • China
  • • Hotels
  • • Business Development
  • • Hospitality
  • • Investment Management
  • • Restaurant industry
  • • Startups
Markets of Interest
  • • Commerce
  • • Events
  • • Financial Services
  • • Travel

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Enwei Lien
They're my friends  •  Creative Director, Cakeshop Consulting. Previously Hotel Manager, The Opposite House. NYU grad.
Great eyes on quality and vision
Lloyd Parker
They're my friends  •  Leasing Executive, Westfield and Partner, Elite Group - Asia Pacific.
He is an honest, thoughtfully - extremely resourceful and a great bloke with an amazing network.
Nick Dodet
We worked together  •  Managing Partner / Executive producer, PIG China and Partner, PIG China / PIG USA.
Martijn skills as a communicator combined with his uncanny ability to identify, then successfully develop ventures which anticipate or respo ... nd to a market's need gives him some of the most important tools in today's entrepreneurial world.
marc gerritsen
We worked together  •  freelancer, marc gerritsen.
determination and grit to achieve success a strong inner drive that helps him to succeed excited by the prospect of work a strong drive to ... succeed and overcome obstacles committed to achieving goals regardless of setbacks that occur
Angelito Tan
We worked together  •  Owner, Robert, Tan & Gao Consulting. Previously Co-Founder, Managing Partner, BBDO/Proximity Live.
He puts an extremely high value on quality in everything he and his team does. This is obviously a vital characteristic in the hospitality i ... ndustry. Martijn also intuitively knows how to make guests, colleagues, and partners feel motivated to optimally do their job.
Richard Hsu
They're my friends  •  startup mentorship, CHINACCELERATOR and co-founder, creative director, Pan Asia Network.
i am very proud to vouch for Martin, he is one of the best connector i know, with a vast network and knowledge in finance, lifestyle, servic ... e, management, leadership. he is a superb entrepreneur. he could also be a very valuable mentor.
Edward Korving 柯风云
They're my friends  •  Hotel Manager, Wanda Hotels & Resorts. Previously Executive Assistant Manager, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc..
Martijn is a great entrepreneur, resourceful individual, experienced hotelier and very good manager.
Christopher Young
We worked together  •  General Manager, Gorski & Jones. Previously Director Of Food And Beverage, The Hotel Windsor.
His ambition and personal experience combined with a sense of worldly sophistication and ground roots marketplace understanding would in my ... opinion make him an ideal candidate for inclusion as a member of this organization.
Sheridan Ware
They're my friends  •  Director (Strategic Change) - Asia Pacific, Cushman & Wakefield. Previously Full-Time MBA Study, China Europe International Business School.
Martijn is a consumate professional who delivers to an exceptional standard while being adventurous and capable of identifying opportunities ... and taking calculated risks
Niels Mekenkamp
They're my school  •  Director Hospitality Presales - EMEA, Infor. Previously Vice President Ez+PLUS Services, EasyRMS.
Martijn enjoys challenges and loves new projects and in his current role he is constantly looking how to develop something unique and someth ... ing that will set his products apart.
Alex Rondon
We worked together  •  Project Manager, GHM Hotels. Previously Hospitality Consultant, Self-employed.
Martijn has the courage to aim high and the determination to bring it to reality.
Jaron Weijel
They're my school  •  Manager Planbureau, Sodexo Nederland. Previously Co-Owner and General Manager, Conscious Hotels.
Because he has a lot of experience in the field and all around the world and many great ideas.
Ron de Goeij
We worked together  •  CEO - Chairman of the Board - owner, Van Aken Architecten.
Meet him. Talk to him. Listen to him. Then you'll know why.
Phoebe Goh
They're my friends  •  China Sales Manager, Vintae Luxury Wine Specialists S.L.U. and Director, Nirvana Vines Wine Consultants Ltd.
He is very resourceful, driven, very good in connection and knowledgeable and he will be an good entrepreneur.
David Perry Watkins
They're my friends  •  Co-Founder, President & CEO, ADOPTED, Inc. Co-Founder, Cheief Creative Officer, Caeden, Inc.
Martijn brings a wealth of experience and incredible network to any project he gets involved with. His work ethic and standard of excellenc ... e drives success in all of his entrepreneurial ventures.
Theo Ocks
They're my friends  •  Area Director of Sales & Marketing - Marriott Asia Pacific, Marriott International.
Martijn is a people builder, lifting people beyond what they think they can achieve. Through that talent, as well as the ability to be a tru ... ly wonderful host with a keen eye for detail, he's been very successful in building wonderful teams and great hotels.
Shubhankar Jyoti, CHBA
We worked together at Baros Maldives  •  Front Office Manager, Hyatt Hotels Corporation.
He is a person who has the passion to have his own business right from the begining with a clear demarcated strategy for timely accomplishme ... nt. He also is an expert in his field with in depth knowledge of all verticals, above all he knows what he is doing and how to achieve success in it....
Onno Schreurs
We worked together  •  Managing Director | Owner, DiningCity Greater China. Previously General Manager, Lounge 18.
Martijn has a superb vision, great network, great attitude and great knowledge about the hospitality market in China. All the skills that on ... e needs to become succesful.
Stanley Cheong Chong Khean
We worked together  •  Director of Food and Beverage, Eastern & Oriental Hotel Penang and Director of Food and Beverage, Dorsett Grand Subang Malaysia.
He is a passionate hotelier with very good experience and a true professional.
Daniel Cheng
We worked together  •  Co-Founder, Teagora and Principal, Metric Design Studio.
Martijn is eloquent, refined, and extremely resourceful. Not only is he a great leader but he is also a good friend.
Arnoud Van Delft
They're my professor  •  Senior Lecturer, Director of Talent Recruitment, Alumni Relations, Hotelschool The Hague.
Because he has all it takes (well,almost...,nobody is perfect) in talents and acquired soft skills. Of most of these,he gave proof already ... at some point.
Scott M Barrack
We worked together  •  China Director, Hollywood International Regional Center and Managing Partner, Kollective Hotels + Resorts. Arizona State grad.
Martin is a consummate professional, very polished yet down to earth and very personable. I have seen Martin suceed at everything he puts hi ... s mind to. He is great at managing teams and communicating his vision. He also has the basic entrepreneur DNA; creativity, drive, willing to take risks, focused.
Charles Cabell IV | charles@bocado-sh.com
We worked together  •  Founder & CEO of Bocado, classic Spanish restaurant & bar, Bocado, Spanish food and drink.
Martijn has been in the F&B / hotel industry for a long time and has worked with very high caliber operators, owners and contractors / vendo ... rs. I've also seen his work and he's results driven with an attention to detail. Plus, Martijn has the energy and resourceful attitude to be an entrepreneur.
Johannes Schäfer
We worked together  •  Founder, HPS Triumvirate Invest B.V. and Founder, Shepard Hospitality ltd.
His exceptional knowledge of the People's Rep. of China as an accredited Sinologist combined with his hotel management experience is an uniq ... ue combination not so easily found among Western professionals in Asia.

David Perry Watkins
They're my advisor: other  •  Co-Founder, President & CEO, ADOPTED, Inc. Co-Founder, Cheief Creative Officer, Caeden, Inc.
David is an enthusiastic, professional, dedicated, loyal, very intelligent, quality-driven international entrepreneur who is at the very top ... of his game (with his team) with regards to sourcing, manufacturing, marketing, distributing and selling high end consumer products. His advice and support for the benefit of my own start up has been invaluable.

Niels Mekenkamp
They're my school  •  Director Hospitality Presales - EMEA, Infor. Previously Vice President Ez+PLUS Services, EasyRMS.
Niels has built a career in the field of revenue and yield management support programs for the hospitality industry. He is an expert in this ... field also because of the great perseverance that is needed to market his products. I always enjoy to hear of his fascinating experiences and find his comments and insights very valuable.

Phoebe Goh
China Sales Manager, Vintae Luxury Wine Specialists S.L.U. and Director, Nirvana Vines Wine Consultants Ltd.
Phoebe is an expert in B2B and B2C sales and marketing. She has amazing people's skills and her very challenging work to market Chinese wine ... houses to an international audience has proven to be very successful. This confirms her expertise in selling and marketing quality products in challenging market environments.