DISRUPTORS OF LUXURY HOSPITALITY

44th EHMA Annual General Meeting – Amsterdam, the Netherlands – 17-19 March 2017

This year, the European Hotel Managers’ Association annual general meeting heads to Holland, and the Grand Hotel Huis ter Duin in Noordwijk aan Zee.

EHMA was established in Rome in 1974 as a non-profit association of Hotel Managers operating first class and luxury hotels across Europe.

EHMA is concerned with safeguarding the ethics of the hotel profession. Its members are committed to fostering fellowship and respect, as well as their own professional improvement to better serve the industry. Its mission is to become the number one platform for collective intelligence, education, networking and professional development among European hotel managers of 4- and 5-star properties.

Currently presided by the Swiss National Delegate, Hans E. Koch, the association is a veritable “who’s who” of the business.

The EHMA AGM is always a not-to-be missed event for the very “elite” managers of Europe’s top hotels. The AGM is accompanied by information sessions, seminars enabling benchmarking in hotel service excellence, and local tours, which are exceptional platforms for networking, through which new partnerships and ideas often arise. While close to 5,000 4- and 5-star hotels operate in 80 major destinations of the European market (the majority located in Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom and France), EHMA currently has 435 members in 27 European countries, corresponding to around 10% of the market.

If the delegates of the EHMA 2017 congress will enjoy an exciting agenda, this is thanks to the all the ideas and hard work put in by the organising committee, consisting of a group of players from 4 hotels (Grand Hotel Huis ter Duin, Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre, Landgoed Duin & Kruidberg, Grand Hotel Amrâth Kurhaus The Hague) who form a fantastic team.

This again proves the strength of EHMA in capitalising on men and women of exception – combining forces. They work together to provide a service to all delegates in the spirit of EHMA’s values: safeguarding the ethics of the hotel profession, fostering fellowship and respect – to better serve the industry.

For some years now, Cleverdis has been a key media partner of EHMA, as we share the same values when it comes to the fostering of intelligence, and growth through thought leadership and mutual assistance.