This Dutch national hails from a robust career in hospitality where he specialised in hotel development and strategic marketing.
He is now responsible for The Domain Hotels — a hotel concept that offers a socially charged members club with the added benefit of hotel rooms. The inaugural project is a 36-storey, 131-key property in Manama, Bahrain.
De Groot had the opportunity to develop the club and hotel concept from scratch, and it was a background in brand and hotel development — he was previously director of development for Jumeirah Group — as well stints in all facets of operations that helped him.
While there are no confirmed projects, De Groot says he is is “very serious and keen” to roll out the brand.