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The Challenge Days of The NXT GM Challenge 2024 took place on 10 and 11 November. Seven students from four different hotel schools competed for a place in the finals where they presented their knowledge and skills to a professional jury and were assessed on perseverance, enthusiasm, financial skills, and resilience, among other things. After extensive jury deliberation, the two finalists were announced: Vince Meurders and Constantin Benesch, student and alumnus of Hotel Management School Leeuwarden.
In January will be revealed who wins the coveted job of General Manager of Amsterdam hotels NH Schiller and NH Caransa.

What is next
Both students will create a vlog sharing their experiences and showing who they are. The vlog will be used to garner votes during the online campaign to be run by the finalists themselves. The public can then vote via The NXT GM Challenge website. They will also give a pitch to the staff of NH Schiller and NH Caransa. This assessment will also count in the results. During the HotelloTOP Year Event on 10 January 2024 the winner will be announced.

About The NXT GM Challenge and Minor Hotels
The NXT GM Challenge is organised by HotelloTOP and Minor Hotels. HotelloTOP is the networking platform for alumni of the Dutch Hotel Management Schools. Minor Hotels is an international hotel owner, operator and investor currently managing more than 540 hotels. Together, HotelloTOP and Minor Hotels give young hospitality talent a stage to develop and challenge themselves both personally and professionally.

Left: Constantin Benesch. Right: Vince Meurders.