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After an exciting professional jury day, alumna Iris Koning (cohort 2011), together with Melle Schellekens (HTH’09) and Ramez Ramzy (HTH’14), made it to the top 3 of the Hotello of the Year Award, organized by HotelloTOP. She will campaign online during the month of December and the winner will be announced during the HotelloTop Year Event on Wednesday 10 January.

Besides, we are proud to share that 3 out of the 8 candidates of the NXT GM challenge are students or recent graduates of Hotel Management School Leeuwarden: Vince Meurders, Constantin Benesch and Dionne van Eig.
The NXT GM Challenge is organized by HotelloTOP and Minor Hotels. The 8 candidates will go through an extensive assessment that will result in 3 finalists for the 2024 edition of the challenge. The winner will become General Manager of NH Schiller and NH Caransa as of 1 September 2024, following in the footsteps of our alumna Lynn Woltjes who managed to win last year.

And last but definitely not least, our student Leah Brouwer is a finalist for the Talent of the Year Award, also a competition initiated by HotelloTop. She was chosen by the audience as representative of our school because of her entrepreneurship at Auri Hospitality and she is also an indispensable force at her job at Bistro Aragosta where she always manages to exceed guests’ expectations. As student of Hotelschool Leeuwarden, she will compete for the Talent of the Year award, together with the finalists from the other Dutch Hotelschools, on 10 January during the Futute Hotello Event in Amsterdam.

We wish all nominees the best of luck!