Celebrating Leonardo Royal Hotel Den Haag Promenade – 50 years of diplomatic mission
Behind the logo of the Vitruvian man, multiple employees ensure that the Leonardo Royal Hotel Den Haag Promenade provides excellent, customized, hospitality services to all.
Name: Maurice Meinders
Function: Supervisor Health club & Spa Department: Health club & Spa
When did you start working at the Promenade Hotel?
Have you always worked in the same department?
No, I started out as a pastry chef in different companies but 10 years ago I had the opportunity to turn my hobby and passion into my profession. Within the Promenade Hotel, I have only worked in the Promenade Healthclub & Spa department.
What was the most remarkable (diplomatic) event you experienced?
The Italian food festival. The Italian chefs who cooked with love and passion for the profession and prepared beautiful dishes. The atmosphere in the restaurant and lobby attracts many international guests from different embassies. Naturally, all food festivals are great but I especially liked this one.
What international habit, tradition or event that you have observed, appeals to you?
The event ‘Las Fallas’ in Valencia. All the big and well-known names from the fireworks industry present their very best fireworks here. The city exhibits their passion for fireworks for days
The city literally ablaze between 15 and 19 March. If you walk through the streets of the city, you will see all around you how the smallest Valencians receive explanations from their parents about setting off fireworks. During the deafening mascletà at 2:00 PM in Plaza Del Ayuntamiento, you will see that the elderly from Valencia want to see this spectacle from ringside and how to enjoy it intensely. That was special to see.
What do you consider interesting about the international guests and events organized at the hotel?
The different cultures about events our internal food festivals
What is a(n) (international) habit that you find interesting?
That the Icelandic population uses their nose to great someone, instead of giving kisses on cheeks.