Although 2013 is no more than three weeks old, it already promises to be a year to remember. Not only do many of the world famous institutes of the city of Amsterdam celebrate unique milestones, it is a special year for Hotel Okura Amsterdam too: as from January 1st 2013, Emmy J. Stoel is appointed General Manager of the hotel.
The timing of the management changes couldn’t be better since the entire hotel just finished a major, year-long renovation in which no stone was left unturned. Having worked at the hotel for many years already, Emmy Stoel knows the Okura like the back of her hand. She was very committed to the renovation works at the hotel; transforming all standard rooms into superior rooms, introducing a new restaurant concept at Serre Restaurant – Inspired by Ciel Bleu and the latest opening of Nagomi Spa & Health are just a few of the renovations Emmy Stoel was involved in.
Being completely in charge, she now has the chance to maintain and expand the status of Hotel Okura Amsterdam as the finest and most complete five-star hotel in Amsterdam.
Emmy Stoel worked at Hotel Okura Amsterdam from 1991 until 2000, before continuing her international career in Belgium, Austria and Germany. In 2008 she returned to the Okura as Deputy General Manager. She now succeeds Marcel van Aelst, who will remain President and Statutory Director of the hotel: “Since I asked her to come back to Hotel Okura Amsterdam in 2008 I have worked closely with Emmy Stoel. I am confident that she is the right person, at the right time and in the right place. We now have a fully renovated hotel and a very motivated team that is ready to take on the challenges of the future to secure its continued success.”