Decades of experience

Who are we?

Wildeman Hospitality Consultancy was founded by René R.F. Wildeman

René R.F. Wildeman graduated from the famous Hotelmanagement School of Lausanne (Switzerland) and  started his career in several 5 Star properties around Lake Geneva before moving to Amsterdam, where he opened the Swissôtel Amsterdam as General-Manager. He managed that hotel  for  8 1/2 years and beside also was General Manager of the Chateau Marquette Hotel in Heemskerk  for a shorter period. 

After this he was involved in consultancy in the Netherlands and Denmark. He was General-Manager of the Inntel Hotel Amsterdam and during 16 years  he was General-Manager of  Hotel Amsterdam-De Roode Leeuw, an iconic hotel in the heart of Amsterdam.

Beside his involvement in daily hotel operations he occupied functions in several entrepreneurial associations. He was Board member of the Amsterdam Section of he Dutch Hotel Association (KHN, Amsterdam) and Chairman of the first-class 4* hotel section here-in.

For more than 20 years he was Board Member of the main entrepreneurial Assocation of the city of Amsterdam (Vereniging AmsterdamCity) and occupied functions as Chairman of the Damrak-Beursplein Association of entrepreneurs.  , Chairman of the Owners Association of Damrak-Beursplein in Amsterdam and Chairman of the Royal Palace District Association (Paleiskwartier Amsterdam), a marketing association for the commercial centre of Amsterdam.

He is honorary and active member of the HSMAI Europe (Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International).

He was awarded twice for his involvement and interest in the hotel industry and was made Member of the Order of Orange-Nassau bij H.M. Queen Beatrix in 2015 and received the Frans Banninck Cocq Medal of the City of Amsterdam for his involvement in the local community.

He was Senior Expert for the Dutch NGO PUM until 2018 and still works  for the Swiss NGO SWISSCONTACT Senior Expert Contact. He recently worked as consultant for  projects in Kosovo, North Macedonia, Indonesia, Bhutan, Nepal, Myanmar, Nicaragua and Cambodia.


Wildeman Hospitality Consultancy
Fresialaan 11
the Netherlands 

Phone: +31 23 5472704
Mobile:+31 6 246 01995

Twitter:  @WHChospitality