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.
Knippenberg added: “Nicolai is a fantastic addition to the team, with a proven track-record of delivering success, building winning teams and challenging the norm. Add to this his vast expertise when it comes to looking holistically at revenue management and there’s perfect alignment with our approach, adding value at every stage through transparency, scale, space optimisation and, ultimately,