The NXT GM Challenge

Welcome to the kickstart of your career!

After our first edition of The NXT GM Challenge with Minor Hotels (formerly known as NH Hotel Group, Part of Minor), we kick off again this fall! Apply now and who knows, you might be competing any time soon for the position of General Manager of NH Schiller and NH Caransa on the Rembrandt Square in Amsterdam. You will present your unique vision of the financial, operational and commercial running of a hotel to a professional jury.

Are you the NXT GM 2024? Then apply for this great challenge!

The biggest hospitality challenge is back: The NXT GM 2024!

Minor Hotels and HotelloTOP offer final-year and recently graduated Hotello’s the chance of a lifetime, a dream job as a general manager!

This means not starting at the bottom, but working directly after as a general manager at a four-star hotel. During The NXT GM Challenge, we will prepare the candidates for a general manager position and they will master everything they need to know to succeed in the hospitality industry.

What's the catch?

There isn't one!

The winner of The NXT GM Challenge 2024 really starts as General Manager of a four-star hotel, with all the benefits that come with it. On September 1st 2024, the keys will be handed over to the winner of this challenge. This means that he or she is one hundred percent responsible for running the hotel. Financially, operationally, commercially… the real deal. The winner will be coached for a year by experienced ‘captains of industry’. Professionals who know exactly how it works in the hotel business and who know the tricks of the trade down to the last detail.

The winner of The NXT GM Challenge 2024 will receive the hotel key to NH Schiller and NH Caransa in the heart of Amsterdam and will work for a year as general manager at this beautiful location, with top notch support. A unique opportunity to learn the real practice, from the top.

The timeline

The challenge runs from September 18th 2023 untill January 10th 2024. September 1st 2024 is your first working day as General Manager.

The location

The prestigious NH Schiller and NH Caransa on the Rembrandt Square in Amsterdam.

The NXT GM Challenge

About us

The NXT GM Challenge is organized by HotelloTOP and  Minor Hotels. HotelloTOP is the network platform for alumni of the Dutch Hotel Management Schools. Minor Hotels is one of the twenty largest hotel chains in the world and has more than five hundred hotels in over fifty countries. Minor Hotels wants to be the first choice of guests going to the big city and focuses on ultimate quality. Good employees are the key factor in this. Together, HotelloTOP and Minor Hotels give young hospitality talent a platform to develop and challenge themselves, both personally and professionally.


Who are we looking for?

Minor Hotels and HotelloTOP are looking for the hotel manager of the future; a Hotello pur sang! You are energetic, hospitable and you get a kick out of achieving results. Besides that you are a socially driven person, inventive, pragmatic and ambitious. You have a hands-on mentality and you have a healthy dose of guts and humor.

How do I sign up? 

Registration for The NXT GM Challenge 2024 is possible from September 18th untill October 15th 2023. Just remember, your registration is only complete once you get a confirmation email from us, along with an extra assignment. 

On October 25th all applications will be reviewed by our panel of experts. Straight after, you will hear whether you have been selected as a TOP 10 candidate and will be moving on to the next round; the Challenge Days. During an intensive two day programme on November 10th & 11th 2023, you may then come and prove yourself to the jury.

What is expected of you?

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