17th November 2017


Hotel Arena, Amsterdam.


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Networking Event Hotel Leaders Network

Attend the Hotel Leaders Network (HLN) and meet other General Managers, Hotel Managers, CEO’s and Region Directors within the hotel industry.

The event is an initiative by Melle Pegman and Jacob de Graaff. Both founders of the most successful networking event within the Dutch hotel industry: Hotelvrijmibo (since 2007).


Why you wouldn’t want to miss this:

  • The opportunity to discuss business with other General Managers, Hotel Managers, CEOs, Regional Directors
  • Attend captivating presentations by inspiring speakers
  • Enjoy an impeccably hospitable event, pampering you from start to finish (including walking dinner)
  • Stay after 19:00 hrs and join our informal networking drink, the HotelVrijMibo. This is the largest networking event within the hotel industry, and it is ringing in it’s 10-year anniversary and that will be celebrated grandly.


Event details:
Date: Friday, November 17th, 2017
Time: 4.30 PM till 7 PM
Location: Hotel Arena
Adress:‘s-Gravesandestraat 55, 1092 AA Amsterdam


Please confirm your attendance. If you have any further questions, please contact us.

Hotel Leaders Network 2013

About Hotel Leaders Network

Hotel Leaders Network 2013

The Hotel Leaders Network (HLN) is an exclusive network platform for General Managers, Hotel Managers, CEO’s and Regional Directors working in the hotel industry.


Once a year the HLN will organize a refreshing event on an inviting location. Here, inspiring guest speakers and presentations will enlighten you with the latest trends, innovations and developments within the (inter)national hotel industry.


The HLN provides the opportunity to expand one’s network with colleagues in senior hotel management. Grab the chance to exchange views, experiences and ideas in a informal atmosphere.


The HLN is an initiative by Melle Pegman and Jacob de Graaff. Both founders of the most successful networking event within the Dutch Hotel Industry: Hotelvrijmibo (since 2007) This event has around 500 attendees, only hoteliers.

Advisory Board

We have a number of passionate board of advisory members whom we highly value. They all work in the management in the hospitality industry. They have a large network and know the business well.


Advisory Board:

  • Astrid Hoogstede – Hotel Director – NH Amsterdam Center
  • Milan Arandelovic – Area General Manager Benelux – Hilton Worldwide
  • Herman Klok – Hotel Director – NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky
  • Joost Serrarens – COO – The Student Hotel
  • Marijke Schreiner – Algemeen Directeur / CEO – Stayokay
  • Remco Groenhuijzen – General Manager – Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam
  • Hans Vugts – Director at Hotel Casa Amsterdam & East57
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Hotel Arena

Hotel Arena is a city hotel extraordinaire. Deeply rooted in Amsterdam, with the Oosterpark at its feet. A place with an urban crowd and a village feel, where the lines between park and hotel, City Centre and Amsterdam East, day and night, work and play, friends and strangers are blurred. Our monumental building is a green hideaway where we celebrate the contrasts that colour our city. We are the place you go to eat, drink, work, sleep and dance. Where you talk and listen, discover and admire, come home, go out and broaden your horizons.

 ‘It’s lonely at the top’, but it doesn’t have to be!

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