Amsterdam, September 2019 – Pulitzer Amsterdam is delighted to announce the appointment of Yvonne van der Klaauw as General Manager commencing 1 October 2019. Van der Klaauw steps into her new role having previously served as a Director of Business Development at the hotel for the past four years.
Over the span of her extensive career in hospitality van der Klaauw has held a number of senior positions working for hotels under world-renowned brands such as Marriott and Starwood. Starting her career as Guest & Public Relations Manager and then Sales Manager at Prince de Galles in Paris, she later moved to Sheraton Brussels Hotel & Towers, undertaking the role of Assistant Director of Sales before moving to Starwood in the Netherlands where she was responsible for opening the Sheraton Amsterdam Airport Hotel as Director of Sales & Marketing, eventually rising to Area Director of Sales & Marketing of Starwood The Netherlands.
In 2015, van der Klaauw made a bold departure from Starwood to join Pulitzer Amsterdam, assuming the position of Director of Business Development. Following an extensive refurbishment of the hotel, she was responsible for successfully rebranding and repositioning Pulitzer Amsterdam and establishing it as Amsterdam’s leading design hotel.
In her new role as General Manager, van der Klaauw will be instrumental in driving exceptional guest experiences together with the entire hotel team.
Commenting on her recent appointment, Yvonne van der Klaauw said: “Pulitzer Amsterdam has long been part of my DNA and I can’t think of a better hotel to be the General Manager of. The special people who work and stay there, the rich history of the Amsterdam canals and the beautiful design make this hotel truly unique. I’m excited to further develop the relationship we have with our hotel guests, ensuring they always receive a personalized experience, as well as maintaining Pulitzer’s reputation as a leading design hotel in Amsterdam.”
A leading international design hotel, Pulitzer Amsterdam is located in one of Amsterdam’s chicest neighbourhoods, with the quaint shops of the Jordaan, flower market and other attractions just a short distance away. The hotel is also within easy reach of the Rijksmuseum, Stedelijk Museum, Van Gogh Museum and The Anne Frank House making it the ideal base for families to explore the city with ease.
For further information on Pulitzer Amsterdam, please visit www.pulitzeramsterdam.com.
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About Pulitzer Amsterdam
The newly restored Pulitzer Amsterdam is a luxury hotel set within 25 interlinked 17th and 18th century canal houses, in one of Amsterdam’s chicest neighbourhoods. Blending traditional and modern Dutch craftsmanship and service, the hotel offers 225 guest rooms, a tranquil inner garden, meeting and event spaces as well as an authentic restaurant and bar that showcase local tastes. Overlooking the Prinsengracht and Keizersgracht canals, the hotel is located in the heart of Amsterdam’s historic city centre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Close to Dam Square, Pulitzer Amsterdam is within easy reach of the Rijksmuseum, Stedelijk Museum, the Van Gogh Museum and The Anne Frank House. The fashionable Nine Streets, the quaint shops of Jordaan, the flower market and the Royal Palace are also a short distance away, to explore on foot, by bike or by boat.
Pulitzer Amsterdam is a member of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts Legend Collection. All guests of Hotel Pulitzer are eligible to enroll in the iPrefer guest loyalty program, which extends points redeemable for cash-value Reward Certificates, elite status, and special benefits such as complimentary Internet to members upon every stay at more than 550 participating Preferred Hotels & Resorts locations worldwide.