Rien joined GEOCON in 2014 after 15 years in the hospitality and accommodation industry in Canberra and around Australia. He is responsible for the direction and performance of the Hotels Division of GEOCON Group, managing the corporate team as well as hotel managers across multiple properties under the Abode Apartment Hotels brand.

Rien’s career spans conventional rooms and self-contained apartment-style hotels, to management roles in properties with food and beverage operations, as well as conference and event facilities. He has gained experience in a range of ownership and management models, and is familiar with both strata and body corporate arrangements. Rien has held senior roles during the opening of several hotels and has served on a senior executive team immediately prior to joining GEOCON to run Abode Apartment Hotels.

Rien oversees operations at the Abode Apartment Hotels currently operating in Canberra in Gungahlin, Woden, Tuggeranong and Narrabundah, and the development of new properties including the Abode Hotel to be built at Murrumbateman.

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