Talentetag: Romantik guests support young talent

At Romantik, the cooperative with hotels across Europe, a unique guest club initiative supports the training of young hotel staff and shows guests’ appreciation. The Romantik Talentetag brought together 50 apprentices from Germany, Austria and Switzerland at Romantik Hotel Platte in the Sauerland area of North Rhine-Westphalia, where they spent two exciting days listening to high-calibre speakers, enjoying excellent food and partying. The special feature of the event, which was taking place for the fifteenth time, is that it is organised entirely by the Romantik Gästekreis guest club. The Gästekreis consists of several hundred regular Romantik guests, who promote staff training within the cooperative. "Romantik Gästekreis is unique in the hotel industry," says Thomas Edelkamp, Chairman of Romantik. He is visibly proud that a phenomenon otherwise found only in football or in conjunction with music celebrities has been a reality at Romantik for over 40 years: genuine fans playing an active, passionate role in supporting the brand they love.

The Gästekreis put together a varied programme for the top apprentices from the three countries. The speakers reporting on the latest trends in the industry included top chef and author Burkhard Schork, who owns Romantik Hotel Friedrich von Schiller in Bietigheim-Bissingen, a well-known food scout and a famous beer sommelier. The highlight of the event was a gala dinner in the evening, to which the apprentices were invited, followed by a party that continued into the early hours. "With their fantastic involvement, our regular guests are also expressing their appreciation for the work of Romantik's young hotel staff," says Edelkamp. He believes the Talentetag is an important element in positioning Romantik as an attractive employer where training has always been a high priority. The individual Romantik Hotels not only guarantee an excellent standard of training but, together with the cooperative, also offer young hotel staff lots of benefits, says Edelkamp. Romantik apprentices take part in Europe-wide exchange programmes, attend a wide range of further education courses and benefit from discounts when travelling and shopping.

About Romantik Hotels & Restaurants

Tradition, history, quality and warm hospitality: these are the distinguishing characteristics of more than 200 Romantik Hotels & Restaurants and 300 partner establishments in ten European countries. Romantik hoteliers welcome guests in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Scotland, Italy, Spain and France. The powerful sales and marketing cooperative has been presenting the full diversity of the independent hotel scene for over 40 years: from high-end country guest houses to unique spa hotels and luxury city centre establishments. Excellent cuisine, authentic local roots and tangible history unite the owner-run hotels, creating an exclusive collection to delight even the most discerning guests under the umbrella of the strong Romantik brand.

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