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Welcome to the kickstart of your career!

Postillion Hotels and HotelloTOP are excited to announce the possibility of a lifetime! Right after graduating from one of the Dutch Hotel Management Schools, you could win your dream job: a General Manager position at a 4-star hotel. During a rollercoaster year, you will learn everything you need for a fantastic career in the hotel industry.

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Is this the real deal?

Yes it really is! The winner of the NXT GM Challenge will start his/her new job on September 1st 2021. You read correctly: job, not internship. You will be 100% responsible for running the hotel. Financially, operationally, commercially, the whole package. Does that scare you a tiny bit? Great! We’ve got you covered. Throughout the year, you will be coached by ‘Captains of Industry’. People with years of working experience and a proven track record. Still thrilled to participate?

The winner of the NXT GM Challenge will receive the key of Postillion Hotel Amersfoort Veluwemeer and will be the General Manager for a full year.

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The NXT GM Challenge

Postillion Hotels and HotelloTOP give you the possibility of a lifetime! A dream job at the start of your early career; becoming General Manager at a 4-star hotel. During The NXT GM Challenge you will learn everything you need for a fantastic career in the hotel industry. It is a two-day challenge where you have to compete with other students or alumni of the Hotel Management Schools by completing several assignments. The winner will become the General Manager of the Postillion Hotel Amersfoort Veluwemeer for one year!

On January 15th, 2020, the grand finale took place during the HotelloTOP Year Event in RAI Amsterdam. Melissa van Rooij (TIO’19) became the winner of this very first edition. She will start as General Manager on the 1st of September 2020.

We are looking for you!

Postillion Hotels and HotelloTOP are looking for the General Manager of the future. So who do we think that is? We are looking for a Hotello pur sang. You are energetic, hospitable and most of all; you get a kick out of achieving results. Moreover, you are socially skilled, inventive, pragmatic and ambitious. You will definitely need a strong work ethic and a healthy dose of courage!

To participate you only have to leave your name, e-mail address and hotel school in the registration form. Of course, we would like to know you a little bit more than that.. Therefore, we ask you take make a short movie, where you introduce yourself to us. Subsequently, we will inform you within a week if you entered the NXT round. For this, you have to complete a small assignment. Afterwards, you will hear if you are invited for the Challenge Day on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th October 2020.

  • You are a student or graduate of one of the Dutch Hotel Management Schools;
  • You are in the final year of your study and have no more obligations or exams per September 1st 2021
  • or you have graduated maximum 2 years ago;
  • You are available full-time
  • from September 1st 2021 until August 31st 2022;
  • You are at least 18 years old;
  • You have a driver’s license;
  • You master the English language very well
  • both verbally and in writing;
  • You have a good understanding of the Dutch language;
  • You have had at least one additional (part-time or full-time) job in the hospitality industry.

Competition Outline

All competition components of The NXT GM Challenge are in Dutch. If you are an international student studying at one of the Dutch Hotel Management Schools and you find it difficult to understand the competition components, please contact us so that we can provide you with all explanations in English.

Monday June 1st 2020

Start competition

Sunday September 28th 2020

Registration deadline

Monday October 5th 2020

Announcement of Top 10 candidates

Friday November 13th and Saturday November 14th 2020

Challenge Day t & Announcement of Top 3 finalists

Wednesday January 5th 2020

Each finalist experiences “A day in the life of a General Manager”

Wednesday January 13th 2021

Final voting during Future Hotello & announcement of winner at HotelloTOP Year Event.

January 16th – August 31st 2021

Time to finish your studies… exciting!

September 1st 2021 – August 31st 2022

Your dream job awaits!

The Location

So where will you be kickstarting your career? Postillion Hotels Netherlands is a bubbly company with a team of young professionals. It is a small team with short communication lines and quick decision making processes. We offer you a young team of hardworking people who strive to be the first and best, are innovative, and are always looking for possibilities. Developing ourselves as a team and growing the business is what Postillion is all about. So, let’s go over some facts & figures! We have eight beautiful locations, which are located in Arnhem, Amsterdam, Bunnik, Utrecht, Dordrecht, Haren Groningen, Rotterdam and last but not least, Amersfoort Veluwemeer.

Still sounds cool?

Let us tell you a bit more about your future work placePostillion Hotel Amersfoort Veluwemeer​ is known for it’s calming, natural surroundings and has a stunning lake view from its terrace. In addition to that, the bar, restaurant, spa and meeting rooms offer your guests all the essentials for both relaxation and concentration. It’s definitely a place where leisure meets business and vice versa.


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Ruben Westerhof

Ruben Westerhof


Tel: +31 43 3561091 

Marloes Alblas

Marloes Alblas

Postillion Hotels

Tel: +31 30 6569222