Industry Update
Appointment17 January 2020

Nicolai Padoan

Appointed Global Commercial Head / Director of Development Europe
At Kerten Hospitality in Dublin , Ireland

Nicolai Padoan

Specialist mixed-use operator Kerten Hospitality has appointed Nicolai Padoan as the company's first global commercial head. Padoan will also assume the responsibility of director of development Europe.

In his new role, Padoan will lead Kerten Hospitality into a larger portion of trading hotels in addition to new developments, enabling more centralisation and a bigger economy of scale.

He will also be responsible for creating and implementing a unified structure for all commercial departments, with a focus on providing enhanced revenue and digital marketing support and ultimately strengthening partnerships across Kerten Hospitality's fast-growing portfolio.

Swedish national Padoan has lived, worked and studied in Sweden, Austria, Germany, United States, Thailand, and Kuala Lumpur, and brings more than 14 years' experience working in commercial roles within the sector, including a variety of sales & revenue and strategic positions for a leading global hotel brand.

In recent years, he has focused predominately on total revenue management, from food and beverage to room revenues and the optimisation of meeting spaces, improving efficiency and maximising Revenue Per square meter.

Kerten Hospitality

Kerten Hospitality is a division of Ireland-based Kerten, a private and independent investment firm dedicated to creating value and profitable growth. Hospitality brands we have created include The House Hotel, The House Residence, and Cloud7 Hotel & Residence.
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