HTH Future-proof campus raises the bar for sustainable hospitality education

The mayor of The Hague, Mr van Zanen, Regine von Stieglitz, President of the Board of Directors of Hotelschool The Hague, and Hans Meyer, Co-founder and Managing Director Zoku Hotels attended the official opening of the newly renovated campus in The Hague.

Together they planted a tree near the new building entrance to symbolise growth, sustainability, and an eye on the future. Afterward, Mr. van Zanen launched an interactive forum on City Hospitality and Reinventing Tourism.

This huge renovation project encompassed the future goals and ambitions of the Hotelschool. Regine von Stieglitz: “Hotelschool The Hague wants to be a leading institute in hospitality education and wants to contribute to a sustainable mindset within the Hotelschool community. Students will continue their journey at the Hotelschool in an inspiring environment, developing into sought-after hospitality graduates. This new campus reflects the level and impact of our commitment to the hospitality industry’s future leaders”.

Mayor of The Hague, Mr. Jan van Zanen: “The school’s ambitions align with the city’s ambitions. An international institute for hotel management is indispensable in a city like The Hague. Furthermore, the Municipality of The Hague appreciates the attraction of international students from all over the world which contributes to the aspiration of The Hague to be a hospitable and inclusive city”.

Dr. Karoline Wiegerink, lector City Hospitality, was accompanied by Jos Vranken - Managing Director NBTC Netherlands Bureau for Tourism & Congresses, Marco Esser - Director The Hague & Partners, Hans Meyer Co-founder & Managing Director of Zoku Hotels and Lara Sarlette, Hotelschool The Hague student. During the forum “How do you build hospitable urban communities together?”, one of the research questions was up for discussion. The urgency and direct impact of tourism on the climate crisis is an important driver for the participants. In addition, the interests of residents, visitors, and companies must be in balance. The panel indicates that the hospitality industry can play a connecting role within a hospitable community.

Special thanks for their effort and dedication goes to our employees Sander Lapré, Sjaak Ouwejan, and Sjaak Smit, and appreciation to our partners Arcadis, Fokkema & Partners, and Ooijevaar.

We have developed an e-magazine, where you can read about the process, the planning, and the considerations that went into redesigning the building

Watch the video below, which is a compilation of all the interviews about the fully renovated HTH campus in The Hague.