TALENT OF THE YEAR
AWARD

The Talent of the Year Award 2020 will be presented to the Talent – who is a student to one of the Dutch hotel management schools, or has graduated no more than 2 years ago –  that achieved great success in 2019.

The Talents are known for their hospitality, optimism, energy, socially skills, inventiveness, pragmatism, ambition and enthusiasm. Moreover, the student obtained an outstanding achievement during their study, internship or young career. Do you know the Talent of the Year 2020? As of September 2nd, it will be possible to nominate your Talent of the Year.

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The Talent of the Year is someone who:
  • Is a student to one of the Dutch hotel management schools, or has graduated no more than 2 years ago;
  • Has deliverd admirable work in 2019, or has put something special into practice (at school, in the workfield or during in extra-curricular activities);
  • Is, as a young professional, already acknowledged as a true Hotello, with the accompanying core values: hospitable, optimistic, energetic, socially skilled, inventive, pragmatic, ambitious and enthusiastic

Since 2016, the Talent of the Year Award is presented to a recognized and acknowledged (Future) Hotello who has achieved great success in the hospitality industry, during his/her study or through extra curricular activities. Like musicians, athletes and actors, the winners of the Talent of the Year Award are now immortalized on the Talent Wall of Fame. Click on the button below to see the Wall of Fame. 

Competition outline

From September 2nd until September, 30th it is possible to nominate your Talent of the Year Award 2020. The HotelloTOP Petit Comité will compile the best Talents based on the nomination. The best Talents will be invited to present themselves to a jury panel and clarify the question “How did being a Hotello contribute to your recent achievement” The best 3 Talents have to run an online campaign (expected December 2019) to collect votes for the final results. 

The winner will be announced at Future Hotello on Wednesday, January 15th. 2020