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Koen Van Malder

Projects Director
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

Koen Van Malder joined Starwood Hotels Design, Construction and Engineering department as Projects Director EAME in 2007. Based in Brussels Koen is evaluating proposals and develop opportunities of new build projects and refurbishments of existing hotel properties for all nine of Starwood’s unique and compelling brands. The current market conditions require a new developed hotel to be operational in the shortest possible time. The amount of money tied op in a project is often substantial and investors are always on the lookout for quick returns. Koen investigates the feasibility of new proposals and gives guidance for detailed design reducing the time spent in the creative process and increasing efficiency.

Prior to Starwood Koen worked as a registered architect for over 11 years and spent 4 years working in London as Project Architect exclusively in Hotel Design.

Koen has an executive MBA from London Business School, a Masters in Architecture from Sint Lucas in Brussels and is an RIBA part III Chartered Member (Royal Institute of British Architects).