I lost this page “About Happy Hotelier” when I migrated the site from one server to another server.
Beginning 2016 I all of a sudden remembered having exported half of the blog to WordPress.com as a sort of extra precaution for losing it, despite the fact that I have a Vaultpress backup in place here. At WordPress.com it is hidden off course.
More important is that I was able to retrieve all old comments. As this is the page with the most comments
Last edited by gje on December 6, 2016
2) About You!
Before I give you some insight in my background, I would like to ask you, distinguished reader of this Blog to comment to this page and introduce your good self with some of your own background information. I – and possibly your fellow readers- would like to know who you are! Please feel free to promote yourself here shamelessly and even to rant about what I write or wrote.
Thank you for your cooperation!
3) About Happy Hotelier
Until the end of 2013 a happy doorman, bellman, concierge, front desk agent, technology engineer, limo driver, valet parking attendant, city guide, Sargent at Arms and photographer at wedding ceremonies, cleaning boy, gardener, pond- and central heating technician, personal assistant, butler, cook, designer, developer and owner of a small and very luxurious Hotel in The Hague, The Netherlands: Haagsche Suites that I operated together with my wife.
Hence a Happy Hotelier with a keen interest in new developments in luxury travel, luxury hotels, luxury B&B’s, architecture, design, travel- and hotel gadgets, guest satisfaction, web design and web promotion of travel sites and hotel- and accommodation sites.
About some of these items and other things that interest me or are useful, I blogged already two years as co author on the Dutch language Blog: Weekendhotel.
And here is a -rather noisy interview- thanks to Phil Caine in March 2008 at ITB08 in Berlin:
4) My aims are:
- Making interesting Weekend hotel posts available in the English Language;
- Addressing issues not suitable for Weekend hotel;
- Giving foreign visitors of The Netherlands and of the cities The Hague (Den Haag), Amsterdam, Delft, Leiden and Rotterdam a bit more insight in the Dutch accommodation scene, Dutch idiosyncrasies and (Dutch) things to do;
- To offer a platform for my own musings on several issues including some hotel reviews.
5) A Weekend Hotel
A weekend hotel is usually a small, independently (mostly family) owned hotel. It offers personal care, service and attention. Usually it has a personal touch of design and can be located in a historic building or an unusual building. The site Weekendhotel has a collection of such hotels in The Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg. The accommodations vary from simple comfy to over the top Luxury.
6) Launch of Happy Hotelier
It became time to address a wider audience in the English language.
Happy Hotelier went public in August 2006. Translations of the Weekend hotel Blog posts dated before this date will keep their original time stamps.
7) My first English Interview
In March 2007 Paul Johnson published an interview with me on his A Luxury Travel Blog.
8) Other Places, platforms, syndications, gremia and communities where you can find me:
- Off course at our little Gem: Haagsche Suites which we closed late 2013.
- Chair Blog a blog about my passion for chairs and chair design(ers).
- Weekendhotel Weblog, where I started my “career” as a blogger in the Dutch Language.
- At Alltop, Guy Kawasaky’s gremium:Hotel Alltop, Neterlands.Alltop, Travel.Alltop and My Alltop (Happy Hotelier).
- Twitter | Happy Hotelier
9) Last, but not least, read the interview I gave to Paper Li:
Look at the Paper Li Blog for another interview.