Roger Langhout

Roger Langhout

Managing Director at HCL International
Lives in Ghent, Belgium
over 6 months ago

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A massive drive to achieve and exceed goals has taught me to set priorities on the various aspects of the leadership role while maintaining a helicopter view. Due to my strong background in operations, it allows me to engage the team in driving guest satisfaction with proven top 10 results. I am highly engaged in the revenue process yet profit has my full attention. While the commercial aspect of the hospitality industry drives me, my communication skills enable me to be heard within the various levels in the organization, segments and with external contacts. Collegiality, respect and commitment are very important to me. So is celebrating success. I am socially conscience and involved in my work force, which helps me to understand the employee and positively utilizing the qualities of the individual to maximize team performance. Knowledge and transferring knowledge are in my opinion one of the most important leadership traits. These characteristics have always been appreciated and created the opportunity for others to advance. Through my experience in the various areas of the hospitality industry, I am all-round and familiar with the specific aspects of each department. My role in the community is one of involvement and representation. Supporting local charity and job aid for young talent. My relationship with owners has always been excellent. Because I have been given an insight into owners’ interests, vision and objectives I was able to successfully shape hotel organizations while guarding the interests of all stakeholders; employees, guests, owners and brand.

Key drivers: Guest Satisfaction, Associate Satisfaction, Owner Satisfaction, House Profit.


  • General Manager

    Pillows Grand Hotel Reylof - Ghent, Belgium

    Administration & General
    March 2018 - Now · 11 months

    Reflagging, full renovation and pre-opening GM, project for HCL International. 5 stars 157 luxury rooms and suites 2000 m2 public area Grand Salon & 7 breakout rooms 2 restaurants 2 bars 108 FTE

  • Managing Director

    HCL International - Ghent, Belgium

    January 2018 - Now · 1 year and 1 month

    Hotel Management Consultancy Hospitality Training Mystery Visits and Support Program Interim GM/HM

  • General Manager

    Marriott International - Ghent, Belgium

    Administration & General
    September 2013 - December 2017 · 4 years and 4 months

    Ghent Marriott Hotel - 150 rooms

  • General Manager

    Marriott International - Hoofddorp, Netherlands

    Administration & General
    October 2009 - August 2013 · 3 years and 11 months

    Courtyard by Marriott Amsterdam Airport - 148 rooms

  • Management buy out

    Restaurant Claudius - Nijmegen, Netherlands

    August 2007 - August 2009 · 2 years and 1 month

    65 seat, luxury Grill Restaurant

  • Operations Manager

    NH Hotels - Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Administration & General
    October 2005 - August 2007 · 1 year and 11 months

    NH Amsterdam North, 266 rooms

  • Dual Front Office Manager

    NH Hotels - Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Front Office reception
    March 2004 - October 2005 · 1 year and 9 months

    NH Schiller & NH Caransa, Rembrandt Square, Amsterdam, 158 rooms

  • Co-owner

    Brasserie De Oude Veiling - Aalsmeer, Netherlands

    Administration & General
    November 2002 - January 2004 · 1 year and 3 months

    75 seats

  • Dual F&B manager

    NH Hotels - Amsterdam, Netherlands

    December 1999 - October 2002 · 2 years and 11 months

    NH Schiller & NH Caransa, Rembrandt Square, Amsterdam, 158 rooms

  • Bar Manager

    Holland America Line - Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

    F&B service
    September 1997 - September 1999 · 2 years and 1 month

    MS Rotterdam, Windsurf Wine Steward, Assistant Controller, Bar Manager


  • Certificate

    Vlerick Business School - Ghent, Belgium

    October 2014 - October 2014

    Leadership Transition Programme

  • Certificate

    Cornell University - School of Hotel Administration - Ithaca, NY, United States

    June 2012 - June 2012

    General Managers Program

  • Bachelor

    Hotel School Wageningen - Wageningen, Netherlands

    September 1991 - July 1996

    Hotel Management School


  • Dutch
    Native or fluent
  • English
    Full professional
  • French
    Limited working
  • German
    Limited working


  • Budgeting/P&L
  • Cost control
  • Culinary
  • Employee development
  • Events
  • F&B
  • Guest satisfaction
  • Hospitality
  • Hotel Management
  • International
  • Leading People
  • multi property
  • Pre opening
  • Rooms operations
  • Tourism
  • Wine
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