education.

welcome

Carol Berenbaum, Hotelschool The Hague
Programme Manager Bachelor

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By extending a warm welcome to all students, lecturers, instructors and guests at our beautiful campus, we lead by example. An invitation to a more communicative, open, and transparent building is an invitation to experience hospitality. Making everyone feel welcome is the art of hospitality. It’s one thing to talk about the campus and promote it, but I think it’s better to come by and experience it yourself!

Practise what you teach

Hybrid education

An excellent example of how we embrace ‘hybrid’ education is our focus on “blended learning”, a facet of education that is here to stay. We combine online course elements such as ‘knowledge clips’ with face-to-face education at the campus. Our new environment responds well to that. We have a studio located next to the Media Centre to record knowledge clips, webinars and create other digital teaching tools. But let us not forget the palpable energy on campus that simply isn’t available on a screen. In different areas of the campus, we have ‘student zones’ that allow for various forms of modern education. The flexible furniture and integrated technology create an environment conducive to applying knowledge, discussing, inspiring, encouraging, inviting, communicating and active participation. 


Strong connections

Building a modern, contemporary environment ensures the path toward inspiring educational programmes. It is now possible to bring practical and theoretical education closer together, including the field of research. For example, when our students work on their practical education in the Mangerie, restaurants and other outlets, they can explore questions such as: Do we sell more if we cook a particular way and use sustainable organic products or do our customers prefer checking in and out of our hotels entirely online? This is our approach for integrating theory, practice and research. Students create an excellent experience for guests through their practical education while simultaneously applying the theory they have learned. Strengthening connections is critical: between students, between lecturers and between each other. 

“Making everyone feel welcome is the art of hospitality.”

Sincere invitation

My goal is to strengthen the connection between students and lecturers. Ideally, it should feel natural to strike up a conversation, learn from each other, and spend time in an inspiring, dynamic environment. The renovation has laid the foundation for studying and working together in an open and connected manner. We even have special ‘connectivity zones’ on every floor in the main building to encourage fluid and intuitive interaction between students, their lecturers and instructors. There is not a single closed classroom. The entire campus features open, transparent rooms and bright spaces that stimulate and help us develop and expand knowledge. Our new surroundings are a welcome invitation to socialise and to bond. We have developed a setting that contributes to the well-being of our entire community.

education.

welcome

Carol Berenbaum, Hotelschool The Hague
Programme Manager Bachelor

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Sincere invitation

My goal is to strengthen the connection between students and lecturers. Ideally, it should feel natural to strike up a conversation, learn from each other, and spend time in an inspiring, dynamic environment. The renovation has laid the foundation for studying and working together in an open and connected manner. We even have special ‘connectivity zones’ on every floor in the main building to encourage fluid and intuitive interaction between students, their lecturers and instructors. There is not a single closed classroom. The entire campus features open, transparent rooms and bright spaces that stimulate and help us develop and expand knowledge. Our new surroundings are a welcome invitation to socialise and to bond. We have developed a setting that contributes to the well-being of our entire community.

“Making everyone feel welcome is the art of hospitality.”

Strong connections

Building a modern, contemporary environment ensures the path toward inspiring educational programmes. It is now possible to bring practical and theoretical education closer together, including the field of research. For example, when our students work on their practical education in the Mangerie, restaurants and other outlets, they can explore questions such as: Do we sell more if we cook a particular way and use sustainable organic products or do our customers prefer checking in and out of our hotels entirely online? This is our approach for integrating theory, practice and research. Students create an excellent experience for guests through their practical education while simultaneously applying the theory they have learned. Strengthening connections is critical: between students, between lecturers and between each other. 

Hybrid education

An excellent example of how we embrace ‘hybrid’ education is our focus on “blended learning”, a facet of education that is here to stay. We combine online course elements such as ‘knowledge clips’ with face-to-face education at the campus. Our new environment responds well to that. We have a studio located next to the Media Centre to record knowledge clips, webinars and create other digital teaching tools. But let us not forget the palpable energy on campus that simply isn’t available on a screen. In different areas of the campus, we have ‘student zones’ that allow for various forms of modern education. The flexible furniture and integrated technology create an environment conducive to applying knowledge, discussing, inspiring, encouraging, inviting, communicating and active participation. 


By extending a warm welcome to all students, lecturers, instructors and guests at our beautiful campus, we lead by example. An invitation to a more communicative, open, and transparent building is an invitation to experience hospitality. Making everyone feel welcome is the art of hospitality. It’s one thing to talk about the campus and promote it, but I think it’s better to come by and experience it yourself!

Practise what you teach