Europaplein 2-22
1078 GZ
January 9th



On Wednesday January 10th 2018 the 15th edition of the HotelloTOP Year Event took place during the Horecava in RAI Amsterdam. This year’s theme of the HotelloTOP Year Event was ‘To Infinity and Beyond’.

What does it actually mean? The world is changing and so is our perspective on life. This change of perspective makes the world go round in a different way. Salary is no longer the main drive in our jobs: We seek experiences, want to live a joyful life, serve a purpose and contribute to the bigger picture. Recognition, development and leaving a legacy have become increasingly important. Buzz Lightyear is our leading example with his famous expression: ‘To Infinity and Beyond’. With this credo in the back of our minds we dare to dream big, think borderless and go the extra mile.


09.30 – 10.00

Coffee Reception @Hotelworld

13.00 – 14.30

Walking Lunch
(Forum Lounge)

14.30 – 16.30


16.30 – 22.00

Networking Drink
(Park Foyer)


A surprising Keynote Speaker will enter the stage to inspire, animate and amaze you. Chris Zegers is a well-known Dutch actor, presenter and unique personality who isn’t afraid to make his dreams come true. He constantly sees opportunities and creates chances. If given the choice, he would rather have a life full of experiences, than a successful career. We will be guided through his journey to the end of the world and beyond.

Top Talks

Likeminded people sharing the stage’, with this slogan three Hotello’s will inspire us with their stories. This year, three inspiring TOP Talks will take the stage to share with you what experiences they have with ‘going To Infinity and Beyond’.

Bas van der Putten
Go Lemon (HMSM'97)
Mandy Schild
Present Savvy (HTH'07)
Peter Verhoeven (HTH'92)

Hotello of the Year
Award 2018

The Hotello of the Year Award is the annual election for Hotello’s from one of the known Higher Hotel School courses in the Netherlands. This Hotello has performed distinctly within or outside the hospitality sector in 2017. The Hotello of the Year distinguishes itself through the core values; hospitable, optimistic, energetic, socially skilled, inventive and pragmatic, ambitious and enthusiastic.

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