Marielle van Rumpt is the Hotel Director for KIT Royal Tropical Institute’s Hospitality department. She is responsible for all activities related to the department’s finances and human resources; she is also responsible for the management and strategic development of the Amsterdam Tropen Hotel.
Marielle studied Hotel Management before starting her professional career at NH Hotels, where she worked her way up from the reception desk to the finance department of 12 NH Hotels to finally the Front Office Manager at NH Tropen. She joined KIT as Rooms Division Manager in 2015 when KIT acquired the NH Tropen (renamed as the Amsterdam Tropen Hotel). Marielle later became HR Manager for the Hotel, while also completing her degree in Organisational Psychology Management. In her current role, Marielle is committed to integrating KIT’s broader sustainability ambitions with the hotel’s operations and future development plans.