A new collaboration between the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance (the Alliance) and Hotelschool The Hague is announced, which will see the two organisations form a knowledge and training partnership to help the Alliance achieve Net Positive Hospitality for people and place.

The cooperation between the Alliance and Hotelschool The Hague will involve consultations on activities related to the Alliance’s sustainable people and planet programmes. These consultations will drive the development of training modules in entrepreneurship that can be deployed in areas local to where hotels operate. The aim is to increase positive local impact and contribute to becoming Net Positive for people and place. These modules will offer micro-credentials to students and professionals, formalising and acknowledging their learning and new skills.

The Alliance has had a longstanding relationship with Hotelschool The Hague, demonstrated through its global Sustainable Hospitality Challenge. The CEO of the Alliance, Glenn Mandziuk, judged the final of the challenge in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.

Hotelschool The Hague, founded and funded by the hospitality industry in 1929, has become a hub where industry partners can gain and share new insights, skills, and knowledge. It has a strong connection with the industry and a solid international reputation in hospitality management. The institution provides high-quality education and cutting-edge research in the field of international hospitality management, with emphasis on the transformation of sustainability and digitalisation. Ultimately, developing students into sought-after hospitality graduates who excel in leadership roles worldwide.

Regine von Stieglitz, President of the Board of Directors of Hotelschool The Hague, said:

“At Hotelschool The Hague, we provide our students with the perfect balance of theory, real-world experience and applied research to prepare them for a career in the hospitality industry. We develop leaders who shape our global industry and drive it to give back more than it takes. We are proud to join forces with the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance, as the first educational institute, an organisation with 27 world-leading hotel companies. We fully embrace their vision to achieve Net Positive Hospitality. In fact, ambitious initiatives are developed at HTH, with a focus on digitalisation & ESGs related to the hospitality industry while addressing key challenges affecting the planet and its people.” 

Glenn Mandziuk, CEO of the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance, expressed his excitement about the addition of Hotelschool The Hague to its network of partners, stating:

“The Alliance already has a strong relationship with Hotelschool The Hague, and I’m excited to formalise our collaboration in working towards Net Positive Hospitality. By bringing together engaged hospitality companies, the wider hospitality value chain, and strategic partners like Hotelschool The Hague, we will address key challenges affecting the planet, people, and places, and implement transformative change for the industry globally.”

For further information about the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance’s partners, visit https://sustainablehospitalityalliance.org/about-us/partners/, and to find out more about Hotelschool The Hague, visit https://www.hotelschool.nl/.