Hotelschool The Hague

Hotelschool The Hague

Hotelschool The Hague (HTH) has been ‘At the heart of hospitality’ since 1929 and is one of the last independent single sector Universities of Applied Sciences (UAS) in The Netherlands. Hotelschool The Hague was founded and funded by the hospitality industry. The aim was to create a central place where industry partners could gain and share new insight, skills and continuously improve their knowledge and experience. Since its foundation, Hotelschool The Hague has become a top-notch international Hospitality Business School, with students from over 60 nationalities. The institute has two campuses, one in The Hague and one in Amsterdam. Hotelschool The Hague is committed to offer a significant and student-centred learning environment. They deliver a unique combination of theory, practise and research in their education. This combination aims to stimulate students to develop three quotients – IQ, EQ and AQ:

  • foundational knowledge, in-depth understanding of hospitality and critical thinking (IQ);
  • highly developed personal and intercultural skills (EQ) and
  • resilience (AQ).

Hotelschool The Hague offers a four-year Bachelor in Hospitality Management, developed for professional and ambitious students seeking careers in hospitality. For students with previous qualification in hospitality-related studies, an accelerated programme is available: the International Fast Track Programme.

Besides the four-year Bachelor Programme, Hotelschool The Hague also offers a Master of Business Administration in Hospitality Management (MBA.HM). This 13-month programme educates the next generation of hospitality leaders and focuses on hospitality concept innovation, business development and change management.

Hotelschool The Hague is also home to one of the leading Hospitality Research Centres. The team is dedicated to interdisciplinary research and contribute to innovating the international hospitality industry. Hotelschool The Hague aspires to be an education community that shapes the global hospitality industry and endeavours to have a positive impact on society. Over the years, Hotelschool The Hague has received a significant number of national and international recognitions and accolades, including:

  • Being one of the founding partners of the Hotel Schools of Distinction.
  • Being an active member and driving force of the Association Dutch Hotel Management Schools.
  • Being the first European Research Institute to conduct large-scale quantitative research on the development of Airbnb in European cities. Its reports have been cited in industry journals as well as in general media, and, the Director of the Hospitality Research Centre has been invited to share the research findings in numerous international conferences.
  • Ranked number 6 in the QS World University Rankings in the category best Hospitality and Leisure Management Universities.
  • Worldwide Hospitality Award – Winner, Finalist or Runner-up from 2013 to 2018.

Academic Excellence

Developed from the demands of the Industry, the school’s curriculum is designed to challenge students, teaching them management theories that they can apply directly in practice while furthering their personal development. Individual learning is combined with team work, and students work collaboratively on case studies for real companies.

Creating hospitable futures requires vision, conceptual thinking and a hospitality mindset. It requires people who are able to build bridges, come up with new business models, and find creative solutions. Hospitality is becoming one of the leading differentiators in many industries and the industry requires a new breed of leaders who can combine business brains with a hospitality heart. Hotelschool The Hague opens doors to strategic and corporate positions in diverse fields, such as: business development, consultancy, hospitality management, facility management, marketing, brand management, and entrepreneurship.

At Hotelschool The Hague, students learn to analyse existing service models and design, create and innovate alternative business models and concepts. This gives them the skills to lead implementation and drive changes in the hospitality and hospitality-related service industries. Industry or Practical Placement is a key part of the Bachelor Programme. It is the core of the practical learning line in the curriculum, starting at operational level and building up to management level. Students complete their first practical training during Practical Education, within the safe environment of the school’s in-house training outlets and departments. During their Practical Placement they are given the opportunity to improve their technical and social skills in the broader, international context of a real-life hospitality company. This hands-on experience is invaluable for acquiring the necessary understanding of operational processes needed for becoming a hospitality manager.

Graduates are ready to embed hospitality principles into any businesses, making it more valuable and future-proof, and remain connected to the power of the Hotelschool The Hague brand: an outstanding reputation for hospitality excellence, respected by many different industries all over the world.

Research Excellence

Research activities at Hotelschool The Hague are concentrated and managed in the school’s Hospitality Research Centre. Dedicated lectors or professors of applied sciences and other faculty are working on research, in addition to lecturing.

Hotelschool The Hague pursues academic excellence in a number of fields which are relevant to the industry, through organising the Research Centre’s expertise and resources at two different levels: it is aware of the academic debate in general and able to transmit views, findings, and methods to connect with the industry debate; and it is ahead of other institutes in selected research lines, for which it continuously seeks to identify issues which either currently determine the development of the hospitality profession, or have the potential impact that may become important in the next five years.

The Hospitality Research Centre provides the Hotelschool The Hague community and the hospitality industry with accurate and up-to-date information regarding the academic debate in Hospitality Studies, in order to adequately design and execute the research components of the educational programmes; to foster critical thinking and research-mindedness among students and staff; and to develop skills, methods, and tools for the research being conducted at Hotelschool The Hague, offering cutting-edge insights to its students.

Research is a central function of Hotelschool The Hague. Research activities should help the school, faculty and students understand and anticipate trends and developments which will affect the industry’s ecosystem. The objective is to achieve “thought leadership” in key areas for the evolution of our industry. Research activities will be concentrated in two areas: 1. Hospitable skills and behavior, the role of hospitality in our industry, as well as its (potential) contribution to other industries or sectors and 2. The future of our industry, changes in the business environment and strategic responses.

Campus Life

Hotelschool The Hague has two campus locations – The Hague and Amsterdam. In The Hague, students live and learn in the lively coastal resort and port of Scheveningen, close to both The Hague’s city centre and the beach. For their first year of study, students live in the student residence, the Skotel, which is also the school’s training hotel. With approximately 2,500 students in total studying at Hotelschool The Hague, students participate in classes that are small in size and, as such, receive greater individual attention and support. Skotel The Hague is a 10 minute walk away from school. In Amsterdam, both the school and the Skotel are located in the same, completely refurbished building, just outside the beautiful and historic centre of Amsterdam.

Study Programmes Accredited by THE-ICE

Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality Management (BA.HM)

Master of Business Administration in International Hospitality Management (MBA. HM)

Member Profile

Download the Hotelschool The Hague Member Profile in PDF format

For more information visit the Hotelschool The Hague website.