Amsterdam, 3 September 2018 – The takeover of 13 Apollo Hotels announced late in June is now officially complete. Fattal Hotel Group has named Alexander Kluit, former Area Manager of Apollo Hotels, as Managing Director Netherlands & Belgium. "The 'feeling good'' motto is perfectly in keeping with the identity of Apollo Hotels."

Alexander Kluit appointed Managing Director, Netherlands & Belgium

In Europe, the Fattal Hotel Group operates under the flag of Leonardo Hotels. As a result of the takeover, the hotels in the Netherlands & Belgium will collaborate as a cluster. Besides the 13 Dutch Apollo Hotels still managed under the existing brand, Alexander Kluit will also become responsible for the Leonardo Hotels in Amsterdam, Antwerp and Charleroi. Last Friday, our Management Teams became acquainted with our new colleagues and we bade a proud farewell to our founders, Willem-Jan van den Dijssel, Bas Tolmeijer and Francesco Monaco. It is so amazing what they achieved together. From literally nothing to become one of the largest hospitality enterprises of the Netherlands. And so, our organisation was ready for the next major step."

Apollo Hotels, by Fattal Hotel Group

The brand values of Apollo Hotels and Fattal Hotel Group have a great deal in common. In recent years, Apollo Hotels has worked hard at repositioning itself, in which we have broken rules in order to create a more enjoyable and better-quality stay for guests. The Fattal Hotel Group motto of 'feeling good' is perfectly in keeping with this. We are driven by great ambitions for growth and strive for unique quality standards in personal service." According to Alexander Kluit – Managing director of Fattal Hotel Group, Netherlands & Belgium.

Fattal reinforces its Dutch market position with Apollo Hotels

Daniel Roger - Managing Director of Fattal Hotel Group, Europe & UK. "The takeover of 13 Apollo Hotels is a new and important step forward in the growth of Fattal Hotel Group, since the takeover of 36 Jurys Inn brand hotels in Great Britain and Ireland at the end of 2017. We are systematically expanding our brand awareness and are proud to considerably reinforce our Dutch market position by means of this takeover. The new Leonardo Royal Hotel will open in Amsterdam in spring 2019. This will increase the Fattal Hotel Group portfolio in the Dutch capital to 4 Apollo Hotels and 2 Leonardo Hotels, comprising more than 1500 rooms."