''Our dedication in applying the guests' experience approach has allowed us to be fully on the pulse of the evolving expectations of today's globetrotters.''
An international hotelier and restaurateur with over 35 years of global career experience, Van Ooyen has been part of the inspiration and opening preparations that led to some of the world’s most iconic, financially successful, and accoladed luxury hotels, resorts, and restaurants, including The Chedi Muscat and The Lalu Sun Moon Lake.
Van Ooyen’s dedication in applying the “guest’s experience” approach not only became one of the key reasons in the successful delivery of unforgettable guest experiences, it also drew him and the late Jaya Ibrahim (1948 – 2015) to work closely on numerous projects, including The Legian Bali and The Setai Miami.
Over a period of 20 years, Van Ooyen gained a deep understanding of and resonated with Jaya’s design motivation and principles, where “the guest experience approach” was a priority, and supported Jaya with the technical and operational knowledge that complemented Jaya’s vision. They were the soundboard for each other throughout the creative process, and the outcome was materialising destinations that drew praises from clients, guests, and media globally, leaving a legacy that would be celebrated for decades to come.

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Hospitality & Hotel Concept Design Consultant

"Driven by our fascination and steadfast passion for the world of hospitality, we are committed to the process of creating, delivering, and managing exceptional dining and lifestyle experiences for our clients and their guests."

Restaurant Interior Designer & Consultant
The Setai Miami, USA
The Legian Swimming Pool Sea View
The Legian Bali, Indonesia
Hotel Lobby Hotel Interior Design
The Chedi Muscat, Oman
Japanese Restaurant Interior Design
The Lalu Sun Moon Lake, Taiwan
Chinese Restaurant Design Consultant
The Ritz Carlton JiuZhaiGou, China
Patina Capitol - Hotel Concept Design - Singapore
Capitol Kempinski Hotel, Singapore
Capella Jian Ye Li Shanghai, China - Hotel Interior Design
Capella Jian Ye Li Shanghai, China

"Integrity, excellence, teamwork, creativity, and quality are values being held with high esteem at the heart of our work, adhering to industrial best practice to accomplish our goals with a personal touch."

Project Achievements

Throughout his career, Van Ooyen has worked on many hospitality projects in different capacities, from pre-opening to management, to technical services and to development. The diverse project locations have included USA, Italy, Indonesia, Mexico, Malaysia, Turks & Caicos, Porto Rico, Thailand, Switzerland, South Korea, China, Cambodia, Myanmar, Greece, Egypt among others.

The Capitol Kempinski Hotel, Singapore

Xinrongji Restaurant Linhai, China

Park Hyatt Chiangbaishan, China

Exquisite Bocuse Restaurant Shanghai, China

Anantara Residences Layan Phuket, Thailand

Four Seasons Jimbaran Bali, Indonesia

Ritz Carlton Reserve Tanah Lot Bali, Indonesia

Ritz Carlton Residences Beijing, China


Senior Vice President

Jaya International Design


Ritz Carlton Reserve Kenting, China

Ritz Carlton Reserve Jiuzhaigou, China

Kunshan Retreat, China

Montazur Residences Kamala Phuket, Thailand

Jumeirah Qiandaohu, China

Shanghai Tower Restaurant, China

Patina Sydney, Australia

Capella Shanghai, Jian Ye Li, China


Senior Vice President

Jaya International Design

The Club at Saujana Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The Chedi Milan, Italy

Carcosa Seri Negara Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The Setai Miami, USA

The Chedi Muscat, Oman


General Manager

Special Projects
General Hotel Management (GHM)

The Lalu Sun Moon Lake, Taiwan

The Careyes, Mexico

The Club at The Legian Bali, Indonesia

The Legian Bali, Indonesia


General Manager

General Hotel Management (GHM)

The Ananti Kumgang Mountain, Korea

The Chedi Andermatt, Switzerland

The Chedi Club Cario, Egypt

The Chedi Club Suzhou, China

The Chedi Kilada Hills, Greece

The Chedi Queens Beach, Montenegro


Director Development

General Hotel Management (GHM)


The Chedi Tamouda Bay, Morocco

The Chedi Thracian Cliffs, Bulgaria

The Nizuc, Punta Nizuc, Mexico

The Serai Club Siem Reap, Cambodia

The Tanai Provenciales, Turks & Caicos


Director Development

General Hotel Management (GHM)

Regent Sanur Bali, Indonesia

Regent Panwa Phuket, Thailand

Regent Abu Dhubi, UAE

Regent Doha, Qatar

Regent Malfushi, Maldives


Senior Vice President

Development and Technical Services,
Regent Hotels International

"Our entire approach is based on the guest's perception of the experience, in all its aspects."

Our Services
In the world of hospitality,
our role is to turn your vision
into bespoke reality
LVOA - Hotel Concept Design Consultant
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