Dr. Lily Lin

Author of "Interviewing Successful Hotel Managers"


Lily Lin, MBA, Ph.D. is the author of a well-received book, “Interviewing Successful Hotel Managers”, in which she interviewed 44 hotel managers and executives from major international chain and independent hotels. She is also the partner of Lin & Pavelson B.V., the publisher of the book and the owner of the Her management experience includes the positions of international marketing manager and VP of Marketing Management. She has taught in American, German and Dutch universities. For more than 20 years, she was the designer and the lead lecturer of a number of marketing courses at the Hotelschool The Hague in the Netherlands. She designed the first Revenue Management course offered at the School. She is also experienced in consulting and corporate training in hospitality and other industries. Lily Lin graduated with summa cum laude (highest honors) from the University of Maryland (in the US) with a B.S. degree in Business Administration and a B.A. in Psychology. She received her MBA from the California State University and Ph.D. in Strategic Marketing and TQM from the Amsterdam University. She also completed the Cornell University, Revenue Management certificate program. She is a US citizen. She works and lives in the Netherlands. She speaks English, Chinese and German.

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Insights by Dr. Lily Lin (27)

Extended Interview with the GM of Four Seasons Lana'i, Hawaii, Tom Roelens

In 2008, Tom Roelens took over the reins at Four Seasons Resorts Lanai, where he now manages Four Seasons Resort at Manele Bay and The Lodge at Koele on the private island of Lanai, Hawaii.

Interviewing the GM of Meliá Vienna, Bastian Becker

Bastian Becker is the GM of Meliá Vienna. One can immediately tell that he possesses the strengths of many German characteristics as well as the Austrian charm. He is well-organized, methodological, determined, frank, and charming all at the same time.

Interviewing the CEO of SHKP Hotels, Sun Hung Kai Properties LTD, Ricco M. DeBlank

Ricco DeBlank was a graduate of the Hotelschool The Hague (1992). He joined Sun Hung Kai Properties (SHKP) in 2009 as the CEO (Chief Executive Officer) of the Company's Hotel Division. Ricco is responsible for 19 top of the line hotels with internationally recognized brand names.

Interviewing the GM of Park Hyatt Vienna, Monique Dekker

Despite the fact that I've interviewed as many as 66 successful hoteliers worldwide, Monique Dekker, the GM of Park Hyatt Vienna, Austria is only one of the two female GMs I've interviewed. She comes across as someone who is determined and driven.

Interviewing the President & CEO of Nordic Choice Hotels, Torgeir Silseth

Torgeir Silseth is the President & CEO of Nordic Choice Hotels. It is the leading hotel chain in Scandinavia, with 184 hotels at more than 100 destinations throughout the region. From 1990 - 2016, Nordic Choice has grown from two to 184 hotels, of which 50 percent are located in Norway.
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