Friend of the blog, Stan Kuppens has just been announced as Hotel Manager for Nieuw Amsterdam. Congratulations Stan! We know she’s in good hands with you!
From the HAL Blog:
Stan Kuppens has been named Nieuw Amsterdam’s hotel manager. Kuppens was the hotel manager that launched Eurodam and he’s also been an active contributor to the blog.
A native of Nijmegen, the Netherlands, Kuppens always enjoyed sailing on different vessels traveling up and down the Waal and Rhine rivers. A frequent world traveler with his parents, Kuppens recognized that he needed to find a way to combine his love for travel and his appreciation for hospitality to support a career.
After graduating from the University of Hotel Management, he came to work for Holland America Line and was selected to be a part of the prestigious Management Trainee program — a multi-year program that provides training in all aspects of the Hotel Department, eventually leading to the hotel manager position. Kuppens has sailed with Holland America Line for 18 years, including the preparation and sailing of multiple Grand World Voyages and cruises to all continents around the world.
Since 2004, he has introduced Westerdam to the American market and launched Noordam and Eurodam.
Kuppens is married and lives with his wife and son in the small town of Oosterbeek (close to Arnhem) on the eastern side of the Netherlands.