Appointments of Martin van Kan as the CEO and Zoran Pejovic as the Chief Transformation Officer.
LOSINJ, CROATIA – Jadranka Turizam, the renowned Croatian hospitality company operating brands Lošinj Hotels & Villas and Camping Cres & Lošinj, announces the appointment of Martin van Kan as the CEO and Zoran Pejovic as the Chief Transformation Officer. This new chapter for Jadranka Turizam will focus on growth, innovation, and better positioning of the island of Lošinj and its hotels in the global market.
Martin van Kan brings with him over three decades of experience in the global hospitality industry, having held various leadership roles with InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), Fairmont Hotels and Resorts, and Hyatt Hotels Corporation. Martin’s most recent role was as Area General Manager United Kingdom for IHG, directing 10 managed IHG hotels and being a member of the UK&I Leadership Team. Before that, he held several area general manager positions, overseeing operations in Central Europe, Southern Mediterranean, Shenzhen, and Oman. Martin’s extensive background in the industry, including successful hotel pre-openings and repositioning, will help drive Jadranka Turizam’s continued growth and excellence.
“I have great admiration for Jadranka Turizam’s long-standing history and commitment to excellence. I look forward to leading the company into a new era, where we will not only be known for our outstanding properties and guest experiences but also become an employer of choice in the hospitality industry,” said Martin van Kan.
Zoran Pejovic, a hospitality development and operations executive with over twenty years of international experience, has driven numerous luxury projects from conceptualization to communications and global recognition. With a focus on responsible hospitality, his work includes the innovative Maslina Resort on Hvar Island and the ultra-luxurious Villa Nai 3.3 on Dugi Otok Island. Zoran has been involved in developments in Norway, and the United States, and has consulted on projects worldwide. Zoran’s earlier career features roles with esteemed brands such as Aman Resorts and SilverSeas, as well as the successful management of a group of his own bars and restaurants, including the award-winning Paradox Wine & Cheese Bar in Split.
As a public speaker and advocate for responsible hospitality, Zoran emphasises the need to reshape employee journeys, making the industry more appealing to younger generations. His expertise and passion have led to the successful execution of award-winning projects that are recognised for their commitment to sustainability, luxury, and authentic experiences.
“I am honoured to join Jadranka Turizam as the Chief Transformation Officer. With the exciting opportunities ahead, I am committed to driving growth and innovation while positioning Lošinj Island and its hotels on the global stage. My focus will be on fostering responsible hospitality and building on Jadranka Turizam’s legacy to become a leader in the luxury hospitality sector,” said Zoran Pejovic.
The new appointments reflect Jadranka Turizam’s commitment to providing guests with world-class accommodations, facilities, and experiences. Under Martin and Zoran’s leadership, Jadranka Turizam will continue to build on its impressive portfolio, which includes the Lošinj Hotels & Villas Luxury Collection featuring Boutique Hotel Alhambra, Hotel Bellevue, Villa Augusta, Villa Mirasol, Villa Hortensia, Captain’s Villa Rouge, Villa Hygeia, and Villa Sea Princess Nika; the Classic Collection of the four-star properties Hotel Aurora, Family Hotel Vespera, and Vitality Hotel Punta; and the Camping Cres & Lošinj brand with campsites Čikat, Slatina, Baldarin, and Bijar. The company will maintain its focus on innovation, people development, and a strong contextual approach to business growth.
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