Meet our team

About the job

Would you like to know what it’s like to work at a five-star hotel in the center of Utrecht?

This page is about some of the people who make your visit to Grand Hotel Karel V possible. They will tell you more about what Grand Hotel Karel V means to them.


“Hotel management is my great passion, all the hospitality under one roof of an independent hotel, in a historic setting, with great people, in a wonderful city.

The best part is of course making our guests happy, this together with a wonderful team.”


Wendy van espelo

“The best thing about my job is that I get to welcome guests every day together with the Front Office team, by giving them attention and surprising them in a positive way. This is something we all work hard on with the team. The ultimate goal is to give guests an unforgettable memory.”


Johan Kragtwijk

Mat zwetsloot

Jet aalders

Maxime Busnel

Koen van den berg

Rob beemer

grand hotel karel v

Withdrawn from city life, the Dom watches and the wall protects. The sweet sound of the street ebbs away into the distance. How many footsteps would have passed through here? Grand Hotel Karel V has a rich history.

Would you like to work in a five-star hotel in the city center of Utrecht, where there is plenty of room for personal development and where showing initiative is much appreciated?

A 14th-century monastery in the center of Utrecht. Grand Hotel Karel V was once home to medieval knights, priests and emperors. Today it is one of the city’s most surprising hideaways.