History

History of Camille Oostwegel ChâteauHotels & -Restaurants

Camille Oostwegel is every inch a Limburg hotelier. As a young boy, he already had a passion for history, culture and gastronomy. In 1969, he began his studies at the Hotel Management College in Maastricht. He graduated in 1972. From 1972 to 1980, Camille Oostwegel worked at various branches of Novotel. During this period, he quickly became operations director and advisor for the first Novotel branches outside France.

After having worked abroad for a few years, he returned to Limburg around 1980 and took his first steps as an independent entrepreneur. He started out with four employees in his first restaurant, Kasteel Erenstein. Since then, his business has grown dramatically, now employing around 400 people in three hotels and seven restaurants.

All his hotels and restaurants are housed in monumental buildings with a rich cultural history. One could say that he is a restorer of buildings as well as a hotelier. He has restored six old dilapidated monumental buildings to their former glory so that everyone can enjoy them.  

You can find further information on the history of the houses here: 

1984 – Château Neercanne 
1986 – WinselerHof 
1997 – Château St. Gerlach
2005 – Kruisherenhotel Maastricht
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