Welcome to the kickstart of your career!

After four successful editions of The NXT GM Challenge, we are kicking off again this summer! Apply now and who knows, you might soon be competing 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 2023? Then apply for this great challenge!

The biggest hospitality challenge is back: The NXT GM 2023!

NH Hotel Group Part of Minor 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 2023 really starts as General Manager of a four-star hotel, with all the benefits that come with it. On September 1st 2023, 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 2023 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 June 1st till December 14th, 2022. 1 September 2023 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 NH Hotel Group Part of Minor. HotelloTOP is the network platform for alumni of the Dutch Hotel Management Schools. NH Hotel Group Part of Minor is one of the twenty largest hotel chains in the world and has more than five hundred hotels in over fifty countries. NH 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 NH Hotel Group Part of Minor give young hospitality talent a platform to develop and challenge themselves both personally and professionally.


Who are we looking for?

NH Hotel Group Part of Minor 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 2023 is possible from June 24, 2022. Please note that the registration includes a vlog made by you, in which you paint a good image of you as a Hotello and your ambitions! In week 42, the week of October 17th , you will hear whether you are among the top 10 and may come and prove yourself to the jury on November 11th & 12th.

What is expected of you?

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Want to know more?

Do you have questions or want to know more? Then send us a message or give us a call. We look forward to hearing from you!