Robbert van der Maas
Artyzen Hospitality Group
Robbert van der Maas has more than three decades of experience in the hospitality industry, including 23 years with Hyatt Corporation before joining Four Seasons and MGM.
He began his career in New Orleans as a corporate trainee with Hyatt. He then moved to Asia to take up executive positions in Thailand, Singapore and Indonesia.
With Asia as home base, Robbert is passionate about hotel operations. He was responsible for the opening of Grand Hyatt Bali, Hyatt Regency Osaka and two Four Season hotels in Maldives. In 2007, he joined MGM Macau as Vice President, Hotel Operations, where he led the team in establishing and managing all non-gaming operations.
Staying ahead of trends, Robbert recognised that brands need to evolve to stay relevant to consumers. He saw the opportunity to create non-commoditised and non-traditional hotel brands, and this resulted in him co- founding of Artyzen Hospitality Group.
Robbert has been successfully in building great teams. He has a strong belief that employee engagement is key to having successful hotels. At Artyzen, he continues his passion in developing and mentoring talent to deliver unique service cultures to differentiate its brands.