Irene Zijlmans is a senior hotel development consultant with over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry across Europe in consulting, hotel asset management and hotel development.
She has run her own company for the last few years, directed European expansion for Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, asset managed a large UK hotel portfolio on behalf of a large UK Bank for Vision Asset Management and worked on hundreds of market demand and feasibility studies for hotels and mixed-use projects for PKF London.
Irene leads HoCoSo’s sustainability and CSR projects and is the go-to person for all HR and admin matters. She has headed one of the first community-based projects for HoCoSo, Hotel Knobelboden, together with a team of students from the Glion Institute of Higher Education, and directed operator selection for Europe’s first luxury aparthotel Alex Lake Zurich.
Irene Zijlmans speaks Dutch, English and German.