Welcome to the Hotello Wall of Fame. Like musicians, athletes and actors, the people below deserve to be immortalized on the Wall of Fame. The hospitality professionals below are all of big value to the hospitality industry and achieved great (personal) success. HotelloTOP acknowledges their success and wants to paint a picture about the person behind the success. Curious about these professionals and their life motto? Take a look at the Hotello Wall of Fame below!

2019

Joost Rietveld
(HMSM’15)

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“Be the change you want to see”

2018

Sam Holtus
(HTH’11)

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“The only way to do great work is to love what you do”

2017

Linda Giebing
(SHMS’00)

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“The Dutch Hotello as a successful export product is recognised across the world, and we can be proud of that. I would recommend the “traditional hotel career” to everyone!

2016

Maartje Nelissen
(SHMS’10)

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“Smile while you still have teeth”

2015

Pim Pelser
(HMSM’05)

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“Thinking outside the container”

Hotello of the Decade

Charles van Goch
(HMSM’94)

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“it’s not what happens to you, but what you do with it”

2014

Jord Althuizen
(HTH’08)

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“I’m the gypsy of the hospitality industry. Except being a bouncer or sommelier, I have covered almost every function.”

2013

Niek van den Adel
(SHMS’03)

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“People sometimes ask me,
How can you still be so positive with so much pain?
I always ask how they would be so negative
Can stay without pain. “

2012

Poleanne Vluggen
(HMSM’97)

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“If you can dream it, you can do it!”

2011

Mike Coumans
(HTH’08)

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“Life is about experiences. I’m responsible for making them.”

2010

Pieter Aalbers
(HTH’94)

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“Deprive guests from their shield and strike their hart. Only then, you can make the difference TOGETHER.”

2009

Marielle Sijgers
(HTH’95)

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“Cada Dia es una Fiesta!”

2008

Roel Rol
(HTH’82)

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Our apologies. Unfortunately, this Dutch expression would lose all its meaning if we translated it.
Ik wil vrijen met de tijd
Niet zo maar op en neer
Maar op eigen wijze
Om na elke keer
Mijn maagdelijkheid te herkrijgen.

2007

Bas Hoogland
(HMSM’83)

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“At a certain age you discover that you don’t live to work, but work to live.”

2006

Marianne van Meurs
(HTH’67)

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“Celebrate life!”