Saudi Arabia Hospitality Investment Conference

14-16 April 2020 | Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, U.A.E

Speaker profile

Milan Arandelovic
Aroundtown SA

Marcus-Milan Arandelovic (1969) was born and raised in Germany. As a graduate of l’École Hôtelière de Lausanne in Switzerland, he started his international career with Hilton Hotels in 1994 in Hilton Brussels, Belgium. With more than 24 years of experience with Hilton across Europe, Milan was appointed area general manager Hilton Benelux in 2012, overlooking 9 hotels in the Netherlands (7) and Belgium (2), Milan was primarily engaged with rolling out the operational and commercial framework of the properties in the Benelux. One of his last major projects was the construction of the new Hilton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, which opened in December 2015.

In October 2018, Milan joined Aroundtown SA, the biggest German Commercial Real Estate Company, where he is heading up the Hotel Division as COO. The company owns more than 170 hotels all over Europe and is the fast growing hotel owning company in Europe.

Milan is passionate about his work and it is his ambition to guide and inspire all stakeholders alike. He strives to be inspirational in leadership and developed a broad range of skills and qualifications by taking several post-graduation courses. In June 2015 Milan graduated as Master of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Leadership with merit at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland (in co-operation with Cornell University & Lausanne Hotel Management School).

In his hobby’s Milan loves challenges as well, cycling (race biking and mountain biking), skiing, squash, cooking for his family and friends and as a true wine aficionado, he likes to explore new wines and new regions and share his experiences with friends. As a logic consequence of the above, he opened Domenica, an Italian restaurant in Amsterdam together with 2 partners in Dec 2018; since the opening, the restaurant has achieved some great milestones including ‘best Italian restaurant in Amsterdam’ by the renowned Elizabtheonfood’ food & restaurant guide. As a dedicated husband and father Milan loves family life and frequently takes his wife Katja and kids Alexei (19), Maxim (17) and Mila (11) on adventurous trips across the globe.