Arend Hardorff, member of the Board of Directors and Dean leaves Hotelschool The Hague

After a four-year tenure, Arend Hardorff resigns as Hotelschool The Hague Dean and member of the Board of Directors. As of 1 September, he will join the Board of Directors of The Hague University of Applied Sciences. Arend is responsible for education and research at Hotelschool The Hague. His successor is still to be appointed.

Arend joined Hotelschool The Hague as a board member in 2018. During four years at the helm of Hotelschool The Hague, his achievements were extensive, including the launch of the new one-year, government-funded master programme Leading Hotel Transformation. Furthermore, his contribution to the bachelor's curriculum and four new specialist minors was invaluable by developing a programme that offers students the flexibility to follow a minor that suits their interests. Arend was an essential driving force behind the implementation of the pre-master programme. This programme enables students an easy transfer to various master's programmes at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM), Amsterdam Business School (ABS) at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and Nyenrode Business University.

Arend Hardorff looks back “I am sad to be leaving Hotelschool The Hague, where I worked with pride and satisfaction, but I am also looking forward to this great opportunity to contribute to the field of education and innovation as a board member at The Hague University of Applied Sciences". Regine von Stieglitz, President of the Board of Directors: "I have enjoyed working with Arend over the years. He is a driven and passionate colleague. I am convinced his passion will greatly contribute to the field of education and innovation. We will miss Arend and wish him the best of luck in his future career.”

The recruitment and selection process for the second member of the Board of Directors is now underway as the Board of Trustees looks for a suitable successor. An interim dean will lead Hotelschool The Hague with Regine von Stieglitz until the completion of this appointment.

About Hotelschool The Hague

Hotelschool The Hague was founded in 1929 and is one of the oldest independent hotel schools in the world. The school has two campuses, one in The Hague and one in Amsterdam, with more than 2850 students and 250 employees. Hotelschool The Hague has been voted the best public hotel school in the Netherlands since 2014 and ranks among the top hospitality management schools worldwide according to QS World University Rankings. Furthermore, according to Keuzegids, the school had the best Master in Business Administration since 2019. Graduates of Hotelschool The Hague hold management positions in the hospitality industry worldwide.