Marco Den Ouden has been appointed as the first General Manager at Patina Maldives, Fari Islands. The resort will be the first property under Patina Hotels & Resorts, a brand by Capella Hotel Group.
Marco brings with him over 20 years of global experience in the luxury hospitality industry. He joins the Patina Maldives pre-opening team from his role as General Manager of Soneva Jani, Maldives, the flagship property for the esteemed Soneva collection.
Prior to his time in the Maldives, Marco spent four years with the Alila group, leading teams as General Manager across three of their sought-after properties across Indonesia and China. Marco was responsible for the opening of Alila Wuzhen and Alila Anji, which was the first Alila to open in China.
Marco started off his career with NH Hotel Group, later opening his own restaurant in Rotterdam. Coopvaert was a highly regarded farm-to-table concept, which was consistently recognized as one of the top three fine dining restaurants in Rotterdam.
In 2009, Marco returned back to the hotel industry and accepted an opportunity to become the International General Manager of Jin Jiang Hotel in Chengdu. Marco also worked as an F&B Hospitality Consultant for the Les Amis Group, channelling his expertise to advise on new concepts, and leading project overhauls to improve overall service and structure.
Between 2012-2014, Marco filled the role of General Manager at Huvafen Fushi by Per AQUUM, Maldives, leading a ten-week renovation projects to enhance guest offerings.
Fluent in Dutch and English, Marco is also able to speak German, Mandarin, French and Italian. He also holds a degree in Hotel Management from Glion Institute of Higher Education.