Sjoerd Sybesma, current manager of Hilton Garden Inn hotel in Leiden, has been appointed Hotel Manager of Hilton The Hague. Sjoerd has built an impressive career at Hilton. Milan Arandelovic, Area General Manager Benelux Hilton Worldwide, says: “With Sjoerd’s arrival in The Hague, we actually get ‘the best of both worlds at home. His drive and hands-on approach were essential for the introduction and success of Hilton Garden Inn, and thus the Focus Service concept in the Netherlands.
Sjoerd Sybesma began his career in 1999 at Hilton Amsterdam in various operational functions. In 2001 he moved to TUI Netherlands, where he has led various commercial and operational departments.
However, the hotel industry continued to attract him, making Sjoerd in 2008 moved to Hilton Antwerp Old Town, where he went to work as Business Development Manager and then as Director of Operations. The first Hilton Garden Inn concept in the Benelux was successfully opened by Sjoerd as a hotel manager in 2012 in Leiden. The hotel is the last 2.5 years to become a household with a huge customer appreciation and has since won several awards, including the Travellers’ Choice Award from TripAdvisor in 2014 and 2015.
Now Sjoerd Hague goes to work, he will return to the city where the foundation was laid for his hotel career, since he in The Hague in 1999, graduated from the Hotel Management. As a hotel manager at Hilton The Hague will Sjoerd Sybesma now focus on the further expansion of the established name of the hotel which this year celebrates its fifth anniversary.