16 NOV 2018





About Hotel Leaders Network

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.

Hotel Leaders Network 2013

HLN 2018

The Royal Tropical Institute will be the setting for this years Hotel Leaders Network. The historical building with a variety of elegant rooms and beautiful garden makes this location unique.


This successful event will be held for the 4th time and we want to introduce the Hotelrede at this 2018 edition. The Hotelrede is an annually recurring element in which a prominent Dutch person shares an outsider’s view of the hotel industry and holds up a mirror, stimulates and inspires them.


We expect to welcome more than 200 General Managers, Hotel Managers, CEOs and Regional Directors and you could be a part of this.

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
  • Director – AmsterdamDiner Foundation & Owner – Allegro INN ovations Hospitality Consultancy

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

Main partners 2018


Partners 2018