Berlin, March 2020. SuitePad’s sales team has been strengthened with the arrival of a new Vice President Business Development, Rob Zijl. Rob is a renowned expert in the hospitality industry and an experienced sales professional. Before joining SuitePad, Rob worked at SALTO Systems—a manufacturer of electronic access control solutions—where he was the Vice President of Hospitality Access Solutions International.
Rob’s role includes managing and expanding the international sales of SuitePad. He and his team will be mainly focusing on hotel chains in Europe, Asia, and the USA. Filling this post ensures that the Global Sales department structure has been optimized, strengthening SuitePad’s position as a market leader for in-room tablets worldwide.
After studying a BA in International Business Management at the HZ University of Applied Science, Rob began a career as an International Area Sales Manager at TESA-ASSA ABLOY in Spain in 1994. This role was followed by positions as a Key Account Manager at Onity, as a Sales and Marketing Director EMEA at Kaba, and as a Sales Director at Amadeus Systems in Vienna. In 2013, Rob moved to SALTO Systems in Oiartzun, Spain—first as a Sales Director for Hospitality EMEA and then most recently as the Vice President for Hospitality Access Solutions.
SuitePad is Europe’s leading provider of digital guest communication systems for the hotel industry. The Berlin-based company was founded in 2012 and has a team of over 60 employees. In January 2020, SuitePad was named HotelTechReport’s best guest room tablet and best place to work in hotel tech.
SuitePads are tablets that are specifically designed for the hotel room. They provide a centralized service that brings digital communication between hoteliers and their guests to a whole new level. Apart from providing general information about the hotel, its services, and the surrounding area, SuitePads also serve as central booking tools for services such as hotel restaurants, shops, and spas, and each one is integrated with an in-room telephone and TV remote—helping to effectively declutter the hotel room and provide a modern experience for guests.
SuitePad serves 1000 hotels across 30 countries, amounting to over 60,000 hotel rooms worldwide. In addition to the in-room tablets, SuitePad also provides a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) solution.
Philipp Wachenfeld, Head of Marketing at SuitePad, email@example.com