Voor jou

  • Excellent remuneration;
  • And fringe benefits;
  • 40 Hours a week;
  • Hybrid work;
  • A real and actual PA role !

Van jou

  • Ample experience as a PA;
  • Excellent command of English and Dutch;
  • Preferably French as well;
  • Flexible, free to travel;
  • Very service minded.

Jouw koers

Many times I heard PA’s say: “Oh, I want a job like your former job! International PA!” Well then, this is your chance!

On behalf of the CEO of Eden Hotels at Amsterdam we are looking for an experienced real and actual PA.

Do you have experience as a PA in an international organization? Are you the one who is used to make sure your CEO can travel from A to B, from B to C, from C to D, back to Amsterdam? “Eh… no, sorry, can you please rearrange my flight for I want to visit F as well. And kindly make sure my car is waiting there and there for me…” Sounds familiar? Yes? If so, please read more below.

Within a few weeks the French CEO will come to The Netherlands with his family from Florida. He will make sure that Eden Hotels expands to up to 40 hotels within Europe in the coming five to ten years. In order to get settled in well, he needs to have his family matters arranged as well, such as schools for the children and all kinds of bureaucracy that comes with moving to another country.

  • Complex agenda management
  • Scheduling meetings, both nationally and internationally
  • Complex travel itineraries: flights, hotels, transfers, dinners
  • Assisting and accompanying the CEO on location and during his travels
  • Taking care of business and his family matters.

The main language is English. However, native Dutch is a must as well. The latter having to do with forms and (legal) documents written in Dutch. If you master the French as well, that may be an advantage.

About the hotel

Eden Hotels is a family run hotel.

In 1955 the café was sold and the family opened a hotel in Groningen. Sjoerd chose to work in a retail shop, but when his father Doede died, suddenly he had no choice but to help his mother in the hotel; he had no brothers or sisters. This marks the start of an era in the hospitality industry. When the hotel in Groningen was sold and Hotel Dijkstra was opened in Zwolle, Sjoerd first of all renovated the hotel. The hotel was a great success, and soon a project developer showed interest in the building. Dijkstra discovered that his strength was in buying and developing hotel real estate and this was the beginning of his hotel business.

In 1977 Sjoerd Dijkstra became the proud owner of the Eden Hotel overlooking the Amstel river in Amsterdam and when he thinking about a new name in 1999 for his hotel group consisting of three hotels, the choice fell on Eden Hotel Group. In recent years the Eden brand name has faded to the background due to the merger with Hampshire Hotels, but with the launch of the thirteen hotels under the name Eden Hotels in February 2018, the hotel brand of the Dijkstra family is definitely back. Currently Léon Dijkstra, grandson of Doede Dijkstra and son of Sjoerd Dijkstra, is the CEO of Eden Hotels. He has been in the hotel business for almost 25 years – he was born in 1967 at Hotel Dijkstra in Zwolle – hospitality and a sound business attitude is natural to him.

The new Eden Hotels underlines the unique, individual character of each hotel that belongs to the group. With an identity that fits both the local surroundings and the hotel manager – a personal touch that guarantees an even higher guest satisfaction.

Eden Hotels (“Eden”), the Dutch hotel group owned by KSL Capital Partners (“KSL”) and the Dijkstra family, announce today the appointment of Billy Skelli-Cohen (45) as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Léon Dijkstra announced his successor to the Eden Hotel teams this week, and his new role on the Supervisory Board. KSL’s recent (December 2021) majority investment in the group was to enable the combined ambition to grow the business and expand into Europe. 

Eden Hotels currently owns and operates 14 hotels with almost 2,000 rooms, predominantly in Amsterdam and other major Dutch cities. The business has been built up by the Dijkstra family over almost 75 years and includes, among others, the 400-room Eden Hotel Amsterdam as well as the Hard Rock Hotel Amsterdam American. Today, the business employs over 500 people across its hotels and service center.

KSL’s investment will enable Eden to realise a growth plan across Holland and Europe. Skelli-Cohen is a seasoned hospitality operator with a track record in investment, development and operations. Formerly as CEO of Lore Group, Skelli-Cohen led the acquisitions, re-positioning and operations of its iconic hotels such as Pulitzer Amsterdam, Sea Containers London and Riggs Washington DC. Most recently Billy co-founded, soon to be launched, hospitality brand Àterre.

Léon Dijkstra, shareholder and board member, said “Our partnership with KSL in December marked the start of our growth plans, having Billy onboard will help us realise this. Collectively with KSL’s backing, our core DNA, and Billy’s experience we are excited to take Eden to the next level and kick start our European growth”.


  • You have a broad experience as a PA in an international environment;
  • You have an HBO / bachelor education;
  • You master both the English and Dutch languages (near) native (French is a plus);
  • You are flexible, free to travel, pro active, serivce minded, work independently and are a team player;
  • You are an excellent planner in relation to scheduling and travel itineraries.


  • Excellent remuneration;
  • Interesting fringe benefits;
  • A very interesting PA role for an International PA;
  • Working both on location, abroad and remote;
  • Being part of setting up new hotels and investments.


Is this the role you have been searching for for a while now? Does your experience match the job description? If so, kindly apply a.s.a.p. by sending me your extensive cv with photo and achievements through franziska.szabo@fygi.nl. Or do you want to call first? 0255 500048.