Where are they now?

Where are they now?
27 June 2014

"I am currently the Director of Food & Beverage at the Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok. I have been here for the last three years after moving from Dubai, where I was also at the Grand Hyatt but as Assistant Director of F&B. The last few years have been amazing, albeit turbulent and eventful due to natural disasters and political unrest in Thailand. Both of my kids have been born here in Bangkok, and we are loving the city and the country."
Mark de Leeuwerk (2006)

"I recently started as a Human Resources Coordinator with the Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel. Set in the historic part of Amsterdam, the hotel offers a prime venue for meetings and events due to the unique 17th century Koepelkerk, (Church) catering for events up-to 700 attendees, I am part of an active HR team. My responsibilities entail; all aspects related to recruitment, new hires, payroll and internal communication; communicating job opportunities, selection of suitable candidates, interviewing potential new employees, introduce the new hires to the company, pay roll administration, contracts, communication to personnel and organising social events for personnel. Looking back on my time at HTH I can say that I appreciate the overall general business schooling, the personal development and writing a business plan for my final conclusion of the studies."
Marjolein Broodman (2009)

"I am currently the Managing Director of H-Hospitality Middle East, a branch I recently opened for H-Hospitality in Amsterdam (HQ). Around Europe and now the Middle East we specialise in creating F&B concepts for the hospitality industry. Our scope might vary from project to project but we have a dynamic yet united team that may undertake projects from the idea conception to outlet openings.We serve as a one-stop solution for our clients in terms of market research, concepting, design, graphic identity, operationals and more. Therefore my role is extremely diverse but could be narrowed down to:  handle and grow the business while executing projects closely with my team in Amsterdam. My professional activities revolve around:  administrative tasks, prospecting for business, meeting and handling clients, executing projects, making financial and market researches, liaising and supervising with third parties, brainstorming and creating aspiring hospitality concepts. We have also recently created a Facebook page (H-Hospitality) that serves as a blog where we share several F&B concepts from around the world that inspire us, which also takes a few minutes of my everyday life. Looking back on my study at HTH I would say that all lessons learnt at HTH where extremely necessary, and those that I did not appreciate back then, I am studying for at the moment."
Gustavo de Hostos (2009)

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