Hotelschool The Hague wins prestigious Worldwide Hospitality Awards
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Last night, Hotelschool The Hague won an esteemed award in the category ‘best professional success’ at the 19th edition of the Worldwide Hospitality Awards in Paris. Additionally, Hotelschool The Hague was also selected as top 3 in the category ‘best innovation in an educational programme’. During the award ceremony, innovative processes and concepts were presented to the leaders of the hospitality industry. This great achievement showcases the global recognition of Hotelschool The Hague’s high quality.
The award ‘best professional success’ is given to a graduate, who has been working for a maximum of five years, distinguishes themselves by their academic results and has a promising and/or successful career debut in the hotel industry. ‘Best innovation in an educational programme’ is awarded to an innovative initiative that covers several fields and aims to provide students with the necessary tools to be more operational in the catering and hospitality fields. Additionally, this innovation must focus on strengthening the relationships between industry and educational institutions.
Regine von Stieglitz, President of the Board of Directors, “I am beyond proud of our achievements! This result showcases the quality and impact of our community through working with a unique combination of theory and practice. Our innovative education aims to directly contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. It is exemplary for what Hotelschool The Hague stands for. Furthermore, I am very proud of our alumna Ellen Schmid, her accomplishments and valuable contribution to the hospitality industry.”
Hotelschool The Hague’s alumna Ellen Schmid, won the award for ‘best professional success’. She was a truly excellent student during her years at Hotelschool The Hague. Showing above average aptitude in many areas such as leadership, finance, professionalism and attitude. Besides reaching very high grades in many subjects, she achieved an exceptionally high grade of her final thesis. Ellen graduated from Hotelschool The Hague in 2013. Since then she has quickly climbed the career ladder, currently being responsible for the development of the entire chain of Premier Inn in Germany.
Within the course Managing an Outlet (MO), Hotelschool The Hague created a student-led project named Practical And Theoretical Education (PATE). This project became a finalist for the award ‘best innovation in an educational programme’. The aim of the project is to give students the opportunity to create a disruption with a positive impact on the entire Hotelschool The Hague community and possibly society as a whole. The UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDG) function as a framework for PATE, in order to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. Though PATE was only implemented in the academic year of 2017/2018, already many projects have been launched. One of which was rescuing 3000 kilos of tomatoes and making canned tomato soup out of it, contributing to the UN SDG 12.3: responsible consumption and production of food.