Meet our Team

The team of Borealis consists of a professional team. With a great diversity of departments, they cover all aspects of development,
construction, pre-opening, operations, asset management, finance and M&A. The Management team consists of:



Bart is CEO and founder of the Borealis Hotel Group. Over the past 20 years, his involvement in the hotel industry has been substantial. With a deal flow of around € 3 billion, he has played a significant role in the Benelux hotel industry. His field of knowledge covers the full spectrum of operational, development, branding, legal and finance details, to which he adds a keen ability to recognize undeveloped opportunities. Starting with the development of the Radisson SAS at an age of 21, his experience in deal- making (more than 70), has resulted in great opportunities being created for the partners involved. In addition, deals have been guided by him on behalf of institutional investors and banks lacking knowledge of the hotel industry. Having worked in both good and dire market conditions, his operational knowledge also includes managing under difficult and harsh operational environments.

Main areas of expertise: entrepreneurship, hospitality, deal sourcing and deal making, investor and brand relations.



Lodewijk is co-founder of the Borealis Hotel Group. In various positions within Deloitte he was involved in the field of advising institutional players and governmental bodies with regard to their real estate interests. In 2005 he joined the law firm of Friedberg Oudendijk in Amsterdam and was admitted to the Amsterdam and Dutch Bar. In this period he specialized in corporate and real estate law and was active as a lawyer for the Borealis hotel group. In January 2010, he joined Borealis as a partner and co-founder of today’s Borealis Hotel Group leading the development team. Lodewijk holds a degree in Dutch Corporate Law.

Main areas of expertise: deal sourcing and deal making, legal matters, hospitality and real estate.



Siger Spaans joined the Borealis Hotel Group in February 2024. He came to Borealis from Ahold Delhaize, a leading food retailer, where he worked for 23 years. He served as CFO of Albert Heijn, Etos and Gall & Gall. Before that, Siger also served as CFO for Delhaize in Belgium and Luxemburg and as CFO of Albert in the Czech Republic.

Siger holds a master’s degree in business economics from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam and a post-master’s degree in Finance and Control from the Neyenrode University.



In 2007 Pieter joined Deloitte financial advisory services as an M&A analyst and he was involved in various (cross-border) mergers and acquisitions and business modelling in a number of industries for large multinationals, family owned businesses and PE funds.
He further extended its corporate finance/M&A experience at a start-up company and corporate finance boutique (spin-off Rabobank) before joining Borealis in 2014. Pieter plays a key role in the development team ( including exploring the financial feasibility) and also during the sale of assets, acquisitions and the communication to the (financial) stakeholders. Pieter holds a Bachelors in International Economics and a Master degree in Business Administration with a specialization in corporate finance.

Main areas of expertise: deal sourcing, corporate finance and financial analysis.



Dominique has 30 years of experience in management, corporate finance, capital markets, investor relations, private banking and real estate. After various senior positions at ABN AMRO she joined Rabobank as a Member of the Managing Board of Rabo Securities responsible for Equity Capital Markets and Corporate Finance. At private bank Staalbankiers she was Member of the Managing Board for 5 years. Next to her joined responsibility for strategy and management she acted as CIO (including real estate investments), Managing Director Marketing & Communications and Corporate Development. Since 2010 Dominique is partner at a multi-Family Office and she joined Borealis in March 2016. Dominique holds a Bachelors in both Business Administration and Tax Law and has completed various senior management education at Insead, DC Gardner and IMD.

Main areas of expertise: management and strategy, corporate finance, marketing & communication, investments and investor relations.