(HE)ART OF HOSPITALITY
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About the Event
Hotel Management School invites you to (HE)ART OF HOSPITALITY.
What does it take to set up a grand resort?
And what if something unexpected happens?
ADRIAN ZECHA, founder of the luxurious resort group AZERAI
NIEK VAN DEN ADEL, keynote speaker and alumni of Hotel Management School
WILL START THE CONVERSATION WITH US
And tell all about it!
Adrian Zecha (Owner and founder of the Azerai Hotel @Azerai Hotel)
Adrian Zecha (born 1933 in Sukabumi, Indonesia) is an iconic figure for the South East Asian (and beyond) hospitality industry. Adrian Zecha has been one of the key figures in establishing unique luxury brands in Indonesia and South East Asia. Adrian Zecha’s raised to fame when conceptualization and establishing Aman Resorts in the late 80s, which he owned (amanresorts.com).
Adrian Zecha is now residing in Singapore and is still very active even though he recently turned 88.
Niek van den Adel (Keynote speaker @Niek van den Adel)
Aged 28, Niek van den Adel takes a nosedive while riding his motorcycle. It causes paraplegia, leaving him paralyzed from the chest down. Plus, something extra: he has a syrinx, a cavity within the spinal cord that continuously threatens the body parts that do still work. According to Niek, paraplegia and a syrinx are the perfect combinations for only the most demanding guys. But as long as you can live with it, you’d better do so, he says. And in that case, you’d better do it well. Five years later, he is married to his occupational therapist, has become the dad of twins, has a house being built, delivers speeches to thousands of people as a coach and motivator, teaches senior-level executives about inclusivity and writes blogs and books. His motto: happiness is not in your legs. Happiness is a choice.