Industry Update
Appointment20 May 2019

Jos Pallandt

Appointed Rooms Division Director
At Hotel Okura Amsterdam, Netherlands, The

Jos Pallandt

Jos Pallandt (31) has a proven track record at the five-star superior Hotel Okura Amsterdam. He has held various positions since joining the hotel in 2009, including assistant front office manager and assistant director of food & beverage. Following his appointment as director of rooms, Jos will join the management team of Hotel Okura Amsterdam. As of 1 May, Jos Pallandt's responsibilities include the front office, concierge, guest relations, security and housekeeping departments. He will also be responsible for Okura's wellness centre Nagomi Spa & Health.

Hotel Management School Maastricht

Jos Pallandt (Class of 2009) is a graduate of Hotel Management School Maastricht in Maastricht - Netherlands, The
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Okura Nikko Hotels Management Co., Ltd.

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