Our Organisation

Our Organisation

Welcome at HTH

Enter the doors of Hotelschool The Hague, and you enter one of the world’s most special universities.

We are proud of the fact that Hotelschool The Hague is one of the last independent single sector Universities of Applied Sciences in The Netherlands. Hotelschool The Hague was founded and funded in 1929 by the hospitality industry, to create a central place where industry partners could gain and share new insight, skills and knowledge. Since its foundation, Hotelschool The Hague has become an international school specialised in hospitality management. Hotelschool The Hague offers a four year Bachelor of Arts in Hotel Management; also available as the accelerated International Fast Track Programme. Furthermore, Hotelschool The Hague offers a 13-month Master of Business Administration (MBA) in International Hospitality Management.

Since the foundation more than 90 years ago, the hotel school has become bigger, more internationally oriented and has professionalised immensely. But the original fundamentals stayed the same, like the dedicated focus on hospitality and the strong connection with the industry. Also the “core business” of the hotel school stayed the same; a centre where hospitality knowledge and skills are bundled, developed, researched, shared and transferred as realistic as possible in order to prepare young hospitality leadership talents for a successful career in the industry.

There is more to Hotelschool The Hague than meets the eye. You are welcome in our Hotels & Restaurants in The Hague and Amsterdam to experience our passion for hospitality.

We are also home to one of the leading Hospitality Research Centres, where we conduct research into innovations in the hospitality industry. The results are quickly assimilated in our educational programmes, so that our students learn from state of the art hospitality business cases; a continual programme of curriculum improvement.



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In 2006, the General Assembly of the HBO Council created a governance code. Hotelschool The Hague has adopted this code. The code consists of, among others, rules for good governance. It also has a code of provisions and rules for the supervision and involvement of stakeholders in education and research.

The statutes of the Stichting Hotelschool The Hague lay down the basic rules and provisions of the foundation. It describes the goals and the statutes of the school and the responsibilities and tasks of the Board of Directors and the Board of Trustees. The statutes are worked out in more detail in the Management and Administrative Regulations Hotelschool The Hague. These regulations form the foundation for the management, the administration and the structure of Hotelschool The Hague.

“Creating hospitable futures together”

“To be a leading educational community that develops students into sought-after hospitality graduates. Our students benefit from everything we do.”

“Our community shapes the global hospitality industry and endeavours to have a positive impact on society” 

Strategic Objectives
Hotelschool The Hague will strengthen its ties with its hospitality students, employees, alumni and the industry. Based on the Institutional Plan 2018-2023 Hotelschool The Hague will focus on these core issues:

  • We are one of the top 3 hospitality business schools in the world;
  • We make a direct contribution to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG); 
  • We intensify our educational community. 

Code of Conduct for International Students
Hotelschool The Hague wants to offer quality and clarity to international students.
That is why Hotelschool The Hague has signed the Code of Conduct, together with Rules & Regulations for International Students.

If an international student or other involved party, believes that a higher education institution has not acted in accordance with the articles of the Code of Conduct, the first step is to file a complaint with the competent authority of the educational institution. If the outcome is not satisfying the complaint could be lodged with the National Commission. The form is available on the website. It is important that the complaint is related to the articles of the Code of Conduct.

For more information, please visit: www.internationalstudy.nl

Annual Report
There is a Dutch version available on request.

Our Values

Following a year of researching and consulting with our current students, faculty and management we introduced Hotelschool The Hague's new Values. It is a values-based ethical code, created by us for us. This means our values will be heart-felt not just head-stored, accentuating our identity and culture, our mission and vision, and not the least, our passion for the industry which needs leaders not only of high competence but also of excellent character. Our Values appeal to the individual's personal responsibility and moral competency, calling for all those in our community to make sound moral decisions based on values we can all identify with.

To support the Values we have created a Manifesto for our students, faculty and management providing us all with a north star for our actions and behaviours. 
Our values are represented by the letters in HOSPITALITY:

H - We are Honest
O- We are Open
S - We are Sustainable
P - We are Professional
I - We are Integrity-Driven
T - We are Transparent 
A - We are Ambassadors
L - We are Loyal
I - We are International
T - We are Trustworthy
Y - We are Yes-Minded

Board of Directors

The members of the Board of Directors are appointed for an indefinite period. The Board of Trustees of Hotelschool The Hague attaches great importance to the continuity of management and for this reason has not adopted the provision in the Branchecode Governance (sector code of governance) that states that members are, in principle, appointed for a period of four years. The members of the Board of Directors are employed under permanent employment contracts.

The members of the Board of Directors are: Regine von Stieglitz (President) and Arend Hardorff (Dean)

Regine von Stieglitz, President Board of Directors

On 1 March 2018, Regine von Stieglitz was officially appointed President of the Board of Directors. Regine von Stieglitz started as Director of Operations and Member of the Board of Directors in August 2016. In April 2017, she was also appointed as Dean a.i. She is an experienced Board Member with a demonstrated history of working in the media production industry.

Before joining Hotelschool The Hague, Regine was Board Member of IMMovator Cross Media Network for five years. She served at Hogeschool Inholland as Dean of Faculty Creative Business and Director of the locations The Hague, Rotterdam and Haarlem. Before working at Universities of Applied Sciences, she held several international, board and management functions at KPN for more than ten years and was member of the supervisory board of KPN Belgium and Breednet.

Regine von Stieglitz graduated in ICT and Management at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg and followed a Top Management Training at IMD Business School.

Mrs Von Stieglitz can be reached via her Management Assistant, Ms K.J. (Karin) Hofman from Monday to Friday on +31 70 351 24 81 or via email, K.Hofman@hotelschool.nl

Arend Hardorff, Dean & Member Board of Directors

In August 2018, Arend Hardorff joined Hotelschool The Hague as Dean and Member of the Board of Directors. In his position as Dean, he is responsible for education and research. Together with Regine von Stieglitz, President Board of Directors, Arend Hardorff will lead Hotelschool The Hague to the next era. 

Arend Hardorff previously held the position of Director/Dean of the Academy for Leisure at NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences. Furthermore, he is member of different supervisory boards. Arend studied Leisure Studies at Tilburg University, complemented by various management programmes.

Mr Hardorff can be reached via his Management Assistant, Ms K.J. (Karin) Hofman from Monday to Friday on +31 70 351 24 81 or via email, K.Hofman@hotelschool.nl

Our Faculty

Board of Trustees


Co-determination Council (CDC)
Every institute for higher education in The Netherlands has one or more co-determination councils. This is dictated by the Dutch Law for Higher Education and Research (WHW). Co-determination plays an important role in the decision-making process of Hotelschool The Hague. Starting in September 2019, the Representative Advisory Council joined forces with the Education Committee to become the Co-determination Council (CDC). The CDC consists of an equal number of student and employee representatives who are democratically elected. Employee members consist of teaching staff, instructors and administrative staff. Student representatives comprise of students from both campuses and at all stages of their education. The CDC is involved in advising the Board of Directors on a number of topics related to the organisation and regarding education. The CDC aims to involve everyone at Hotelschool The Hague by steering and stimulating discussions on important topics so that they can form a well-thought through opinion. We shape the future of Hotelschool The Hague by giving solicited and unsolicited advice on important topics and sometimes the CDC has the right to consent (for example the Education and Examination Regulations).
Topics which currently have our attention include, but are not limited to, the curriculum renewal, organisational optimisation and the renovation of the building in The Hague.

Exam Committee
The Exam Committee is the body established for the purpose of determining both objectively and professionally whether a student satisfies the requirements set by the EER with reference to the knowledge, understanding and skills required to earn a degree. Besides other statutory duties and authorities of the Exam Committee are: Monitoring and safeguarding the quality of assessments and exams; establishing rules and guidelines within the framework of the EER to assess and determine the results of assessments and exams, granting exemption for one or more examinations and/or a shortened study programme; the right to sanction a student who has committed fraud; appointing examiners.

Curriculum Innovation Committee
The primary responsibility of the Curriculum Innovation Committee is to ensure that the bachelor curriculum remains innovative and aligns with internal and external trends and developments. The committee monitors if the curriculum meets all the required quality standards and monitors horizontal and vertical alignment of courses within the curriculum. Furthermore, the Curriculum Innovation Committee is responsible for the approval of new course designs.


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