Hotelschool The Hague has been at the core of hospitality education since 1929. The institution was founded and funded by the hotel industry itself with a vision to create a centralised place where industry partners could gain and share new insight, skills and, knowledge. The former vocational Dutch school has grown to become an institute of international significance in the hospitality domain with students from over 70 nationalities around the world. Hotelschool The Hague is based on two campuses in The Hague and Amsterdam.
Presently, Mrs. Regine von Stieglitz is the President Board of Directors at Hotelschool The Hague. Under her visionary leadership, the institute has grown towards being internationally oriented and professionalised immensely, while proving to be true to its fundamentals. The institute has a dedicated focus on hospitality and a strong connection with the industry. Moreover, its core proposition remained the same since its foundation—to be a place where hospitality knowledge and skills are bundled, developed, researched, shared, and transferred as realistic as possible in order to prepare young hospitality leadership aspirants for a successful career in the industry.
“I am proud to be part of such vibrant community—Business leaders set the challenges for our students, so we are meeting real commercial needs with successful sustainable concepts,” says Mrs von Stieglitz.
Hospitality Leaders of the Future
Hotelschool The Hague offers a four-year Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Hotel Management which is also available as an accelerated International Fast Track Program. Furthermore, the institute offers a 13-month Master of Business Administration (MBA) in International Hospitality Management discipline. It has also introduced a brand new Master of Arts (MA) in Leading Hotel Transformation which is one year-long course.
The institute welcomes students from 70 nationalities to join its international community in either The Hague or Amsterdam. The students explore the world of hospitality, participating in two international internships that help develop social, business, and practical skills within them. After completing the four years long journey, the student graduate with a Hotelschool The Hague Bachelor of Arts degree with excellent career opportunities across the world.
Hotelschool The Hague’s master’s disciplines are designed and co-created with the leaders of the hotel industry. This one-year programme of 60 EC is an in-depth exploration of the challenges and opportunities that the international hotel industry is undergoing presently. It prepares the students for leadership-based roles in the hospitality industry. This can only be achieved with true knowledge and understanding of the management and the hotel ecosystem accompanied by strong moral and ethical compasses.
“Our new master’s programme is for young professionals with a real passion for hospitality management,” added Mrs von Stieglitz.
Focused on Character Development
Hotelschool The Hague distinguishes itself by offering a significant and student-centred learning environment. The institution delivers a unique combination of theory, practice, and research through its educational programmes. This combination aims to stimulate students to develop IQ (Information Quotient), EQ (Emotional Quotient), and AQ (Additional Qualification). It inculcates in-depth understanding and critical thinking ability, highly developed personal and intercultural skills, along with resilience in the students. “For me, an exciting element is the collaboration between education institutes and industry to empower change,” mentioned Mrs von Stieglitz.
Coping with the Pandemic
Alongside being an excellent educational institute, Hotelschool The Hague is also one of the leading Hospitality Research Centres. It conducts research to implement innovations in the hospitality industry and its educational programs. This has led to the concept of a continual program of curriculum improvement.
Presently, the students are researching topics including turnaround management, restaurant survival in different crisis scenarios, coping strategies of restaurants, and transforming restaurants and take-away. Additionally, they have also created practical guidelines for the next pandemic or crisis and made a manual for hoteliers to convert their hotel into a hospital in times of crisis.
Hotelschool The Hague is set to re-open in August 2021 with fully renovated campus which is a step towards a sustainable, safe, and distinctive campus for the future.
Hotelschool The Hague was able to implement many sustainable and high-tech solutions at Campus The Hague. The use of sustainable materials and climate control systems will provide a healthy environment. The hotel school premises are transparent, bright and welcoming. Translating our ambitions into structural changes has resulted in innovative Campuses in Amsterdam and The Hague. A great place for our ambitious students, where everyone can start making new memories and creating hospitable futures together.
Prioritising Sustainability Post-COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world radically. Along with originating a global digital revolution, it has also shed light upon the challenge of sustainability. Eco-friendly solutions have now become a major component of the business strategies of various companies coming out of the pandemic. This has also increased the challenges for the education sector and hospitality industry.
Students at the Hotelschool The Hague have been studying and exploring commercially realistic ways for hospitality to be more sustainable for many years now. However, with the recent developments, industry considerations such as carbon footprint are becoming major reputation driving factors. The global Green Initiative has also positively influenced the consumers. They are readily choosing ‘purpose over profit’ businesses to meet their needs. Post pandemic, ensuring sustainability in the hospitality industry will be of grave importance.
At the moment, Hotelschool The Hague offers two scholarship possibilities—The Holland Scholarship and The Orange Tulip Scholarship. The Holland Scholarship is financed by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture, and Science, the Dutch Research Universities, and the Universities of Applied Sciences. This scholarship is meant for international students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) aiming for a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from the Netherlands.
The Orange Tulip Scholarship is fully sponsored and awarded by Hotelschool The Hague and is administered by Nuffic NESO, South Africa. This scholarship is awarded to potential students, holding South African nationality or for residents of South Africa who are not eligible for the EEA tuition fee.
For more information, visit https://hotelschool.nl/en
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