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Swissotels Appoints Bart Westerhout and Harold Kluit
Appointed to General Manager Posts
Zürich, September 2009 – New General Managers have been appointed with immediate effect at both the Swissôtel Tallinn and the Swissôtel Amsterdam. Bart Westerhout, previously General Manager at the Swissôtel Amsterdam, is moving to Tallinn and Harold Kluit, until recently the Director of Revenue & Marketing at the Swissôtel Amsterdam, will be taking up the position of General Manager there.
Bart Westerhout, General Manager, Swissôtel Tallinn, Estonia
After two and a half years as General Manager at the Swissôtel
Amsterdam, Bart Westerhout is now moving within Swissôtel Hotels
& Resorts to Tallinn, Estonia. Born in the Netherlands, he began his
professional career in the marketing department of the Hilton Hotel Amsterdam,
after graduating from the Hotel Management School in The Hague in 1984.
The 49-year-old has since worked mainly in key positions in sales and marketing,
and has worked as a General Manager within the four and five star hotel
industry. He also worked for six years as the Director of Facilities Management
in the Dutch parliament at The Hague (Tweede Kamer der Staten-Generaal,
in the Netherlands, Harold Kluit has already worked for four years in this
hotel as the Director of Revenue & Marketing before taking over as
General Manager at the Swissôtel Amsterdam. As a graduate of the
Hotel Management School Wageningen, the Netherlands, he began his professional
career in 1997 in marketing at the Rabobank in Utrecht. Among other responsibilities,
he went on to become a Sales Executive at the Amsterdam Park Hotel and
an Operations & Quality Consultant in the Pescini Hotel in Siena, Italy.
Eva-Maria Panzer, Director Communication
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