After four years of study at the Ecole Hôtelière (Hotel School) in Lausanne, it was quite natural that his career should be oriented toward this sector. From 1998 to 2009, Patrick Bontinck built and opened hotels, but also managed and took over hotels, in particular for the Martins Hotels group.
His varied experience has led him from business management to hotel development and from marketing to interpersonal relations. He has proven talents as a motivator of teams and an excellent negotiator.
Currently CEO of visit.brussels, where he established the new communications strategy, he is also Past President of the Brussels Booking Desk and founder of the Brussels Hotels Association, Director of the Brussels Chamber of Commerce and President of its Tourism Commission.