Unlocking new potential through hospitality
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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.

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.

Joost Peeperkorn /
Chief Financial Officer

Joost is a highly experienced hospitality professional whose career has included key roles at Radisson SAS Amsterdam, Center Parcs Zandvoort, Hampshire Hospitality, and NH Hotels. Having broadened his experience with stints in the retail industry and as a financial consultant, Joost returned to his first love when he joined Eden Hotels in 2007. As the CFO of Zien Group, he continues to play a central part in supporting the growth of the business.

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.

Investing to optimise potential
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Zien Group currently has a portfolio of 14 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.