Unlocking new potential through hospitality
The Zien Group
At Zien Group, we acquire, reposition, and operate hotels and hospitality businesses, using an owner-operator model.

With decades of proven industry expertise, acumen, and creativity we are driven by the potential to exceed expectations and ensure our businesses reach their full promise.

Based in Amsterdam, Zien Group was formed through the union of the Dijkstra family, founders of Eden Hotels, and KSL Capital Partners, a leading private equity group focused on travel and leisure.

Our brands

Eden Hotels

For over 75 years, Eden Hotels unlocked cities for our guests and delivered genuine Dutch hospitality for easygoing stays. Our hotels are vibrant spaces with playfully modern designs and thoughtful amenities. On our doorstep, you’ll enjoy easy access to iconic landmarks, buzzing neighbourhoods, and cultural gems. A stay at Eden means you can relax and wake up refreshed, ready to explore everything our cities offer.

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Jan Luyken Amsterdam

Jan Luyken is a townhouse in the heart of Amsterdam, where the Museum Quarter meets the city’s most elegant shopping street. At Jan Luyken, we offer more than just a hotel room. We invite you to enjoy our spaces as if they were your own, and everything you need for a comfortable stay is included.

Great people at the heart of everything we do

Across Zien Group, we know that people are the ultimate investment for a company’s growth, wherever they are across our businesses.

Our leadership team is committed to supporting our wider business community with opportunities to grow, develop, and participate in our future.

Billy Skelli-Cohen /
Chief Executive Officer

Billy is a seasoned hospitality operator with a proven track record in investment, development, and operations. While CEO of Lore Group, Billy led the acquisitions, repositioning, and operations of iconic hotels such as Pulitzer Amsterdam, Sea Containers London, and Riggs Washington DC. Most recently, he co-founded the hospitality brand Àterre. As CEO of Zien Group, he is leading the new vision of the group as we embark on this next chapter.

Drew Heimbrock /
Director of Strategy and Mergers & Acquisition

Drew is a talented mergers and acquisitions strategist, who joined from KSL Capital Partners, where he worked across private equity and credit investment. Prior to his tenure at KSL, Drew was an investment banker at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. At Zien Group, he is responsible for the roll-out of our intended growth strategy.

Inge Tisson /
Director of People & Culture

Inge is an exceptionally dynamic professional, boasting over 20 years of industry experience across multiple domains, including talent management, hotel management as a general manager, and human resources. Her extensive expertise and versatility shine through as she navigates these different areas. With a strategic vision and a deep understanding of human resources, Inge collaborates closely with the leadership team to enhance our organization's people-first culture. She is committed to shaping a work environment that nurtures talent, fosters innovation, and cultivates a strong sense of community, inspiring growth and success.

Diederik Visser /
Director of IT

Diederik is a highly seasoned hospitality professional with over 23 years of experience working with top international brands such as Hilton Worldwide, Radisson Hotel Group, and Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. As the Director of IT at Zien Group, he leads the company's technological strategy, spearheading the transformation and enhancement of all crucial business systems, paving the way for long-term success. Diederik works to accelerate our digital-first approach, by automating processes, boosting efficiencies and elevating the overall digital guest experience.

Rosalind Chan /
Director of Marketing

Rosalind is an industry expert, boasting over 13 years of experience in the hospitality, co-working, and real estate domains. She has a proven track record of driving brand growth and elevating market presence through comprehensive branding and PR initiatives. Drawing upon extensive knowledge of digital marketing, Rosalind has successfully crafted data-driven campaigns that generate qualified leads and accelerate revenue growth. With an impressive background developed at LabTech, The Office Group, and Hilton Worldwide, Rosalind assumes a pivotal role at Zien Group as the driving force behind strategic branding efforts for all brands within the portfolio.

João Fidalgo /
Director of Development

João brings over 20 years of executive operations expertise across Europe with him. His remarkable track record includes successfully managing multidisciplinary projects in luxury residential, hospitality, and retail sectors. With a keen eye for detail, João is in charge of overseeing all CAPEX and manages internal and external stakeholders to ensure the delivery of projects. His valuable experience gained from working at companies such as Citizen M and Nike further enhances his ability to drive the successful development of Zien Group's portfolio.

Investing to optimise potential
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Zien Group currently has a portfolio of 12 hotels, under the Eden Hotels brand.

Our vision for Eden Hotels is to create a best-in-class Dutch hospitality brand that builds on our existing heritage. This starts with refining the Eden brand and investing in our hotels.

A number of our current hotels will be reimagined to create a new brand of individual hotels. Zien Group is actively pursuing new acquisitions and development opportunities across Europe and the UK.