Born in the Netherlands, Monique began her career with Hyatt more than 25 years ago at Grand Hyatt New York. After numerous posts, including at Hyatt in Boston, Princeton, Chicago and Singapore, Monique took on a CEO role for the first time in 2007, leading the Roppongi Hills Club in Tokyo. Her first hotel opening was Hyatt Regency Düsseldorf in 2010, before she moved to the Austrian capital in 2013 for the opening of Park Hyatt Vienna. With the Andaz Vienna Am Belvedere, Monique is now responsible for Hyatt’s Austrian portfolio, which counts two stunning properties and a Thompson hotel under construction. Since December 2019, her mandate was further extended and she is now also responsible for 6 hotels in Italy including the iconic Park Hyatt Milan, Parisi Udvar in Budapest and the recently opened Andaz Prague. She serves on the Global Diversity Equity and Inclusion Council for Hyatt and is the chair for the Women@Hyatt efforts in EAME.
The SIGNA Group is a privately managed international investment and industrial holding company active in the real estate, retail and media business sectors. Since its foundation in 1999, SIGNA has successfully developed into a company of truly international scale and format. Today, SIGNA is one of Europe’s most important real estate investors and operates a number of reputable commercial concerns.
SIGNA Real Estate operates at twelve locations in Austria, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg and Switzerland. The gross asset value of the real estate group amounts to over 30 billion euros, and the additional gross development volume amounts to around 27 billion euros.
The portfolio includes some of the most prestigious properties such as the legendary Chrysler Building in New York and Selfridges on London’s Oxford Street, the KaDeWe and the Upper West Tower by the Gedächtniskirche in Berlin, the spectacular Elbtower high-rise project in Hamburg’s HafenCity, the premium Alsterhaus department store in Hamburg and the Oberpollinger and the CORBINIAN development project in Munich. In Austria, the outstanding portfolio properties include the premium Park Hyatt Vienna hotel and the Goldenes Quartier business district.
With these projects, SIGNA continues to make important contributions to advance urban development. SIGNA does not just focus on the individual property; it re-conceptualizes issues such as inner-city development, sustainability, diversity of use, networking and mobility. For livable cities – for all of us.
Tuesday March 28th
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Area Vice President - Austria-Czech Republic-Italy-Hungary, Hyatt Hotels
Managing Director, Pimlico Asset Management
Chair: Liliane Otsuka
Head of Commerce, Value One Hospitality, Value One