Hotel Okura Amsterdam appoints Michiel Roelfsema as new general manager
Press release: Hotel Okura Amsterdam appoints Michiel Roelfsema as new general manager
Amsterdam, 15 March 2019 – Michiel Roelfsema (35) will succeed Emmy Stoel as general manager of Hotel Okura Amsterdam effective 17 May 2019. The appointment was announced by Marcel P. van Aelst, president and CEO of Okura Nikko Hotel Management Co. Ltd Japan.
Michiel’s first encounter with Hotel Okura Amsterdam dates back to 2002, when he worked at the hotel as an intern. In 2008, he returned to the hotel as assistant director of food & beverage. At that time, he was also a board member at the Food & Beverage Management Association. This was followed in 2012 by his appointment as rooms division director. In 2016, he was made deputy general manager. In addition to his work at Hotel Okura Amsterdam, Michiel Roelfsema is also an active member of the Hotel Finance & Technology Professionals (HFTP) organisation and a regular panel member at the Hotel Industry Technology Exposition Conference (HITEC).
Michiel Roelfsema: “I am very pleased with this step. This gives me enormous confidence and energy to continue to build on the course set out by my predecessor, with the help of our loyal team, to remain the most unique and complete five-star superior hotel in the Netherlands. We see a lot of promise in the coming years. We are implementing a digital transformation, we will continue with the renovation of our executive rooms and suites and in 2021 we will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Hotel Okura Amsterdam.”
About Hotel Okura Amsterdam
Hotel Okura Amsterdam is part of Okura Nikko Hotel Management, an international chain with more than 70 luxury hotels, mainly in Asia. The hotel is also a member of The Leading Hotels of the World. Hotel Okura Amsterdam has 300 rooms and in addition to top-quality hotel accommodation, offers its guests a spa and fitness centre, ultramodern conference rooms and the culinary delights of no less than four restaurants – three of which have been recognised by Guide Michelin. Hotel Okura Amsterdam is just a stone’s throw away from both Amsterdam’s business district and the capital city’s main tourist attractions.