senior vice president of operations
Jan oversees operations for Rooms, Food & Beverage, Golf, Racquet Sports, Retail and Recreation.
Jan grew up in the Netherlands and graduated with an Associates Degree in Hospitality Management from the Mondrian Hotel and Management School in the Hague, Netherlands before completing a further four-year degree in International Hospitality Management from the renowned Les Roches Swiss School of Hotel Management in Switzerland.
Jan worked in London at the Royal Horse Guards Hotel before being recruited by Peninsula Hotels to come to the United States. He joined the Forbes Five Star Flagship Penninsula Chicago which has 331 guest rooms, four dining options and a two-floor wellness spa and fitness operation on their 19th and 20th floors. He worked to enhance and retain their Forbes Five Star designation over ten years in operations, beginning as a Management Trainee before moving into Front Desk and Housekeeping, along with a stint as their Interim Spa Manager before his last two and a half years as their Director of Front Office.
Under the umbrella of their ownership group, Hong Kong and Shanghai Hotels, Jan assisted in the opening of one of their new properties The Quail Lodge and Golf Club in Carmel by the Sea, California in 2013. He was subsequently promoted there to oversee that hotel and club as their Resort Manager where he has successfully served for the last five years. The Quail Lodge and Golf Club is an 850-acre facility with 93 guest rooms, two restaurants, an 18-hole championship golf course, tennis and pickleball, meeting spaces, spa, fitness and a large membership club.