PARIS (November 22, 2011) – Following success from the previous three years, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts is pleased to announce the fourth edition of the Hyatt Student Prize, a prize created to emphasize the value that hotel management professions hold and to encourage schools around the world to include hospitality programs within their curriculum.
To take part in the competition, 20
schools specializing in Hotel and Tourism management, will each select
to put forward for the prestigious prize in compliance with certain
determined by Hyatt. This year, schools involved will include Bad
Germany, Cornell University in the United States, Galicia in Spain,
Switzerland, Bocuse and Savignac in France.
Gebhard Rainer, Managing Director of
Hyatt Hotels & Resorts EAME commented, "We are very proud that this
competition will be taking place for the fourth year running. It is
to spotlight the career opportunities in our profession therefore we
create a prize for dedicated hotel and tourism management students."
To enter, each student must submit a
file including their CV and a series of answers to questions, provided
Hyatt, focused on why they chose the hospitality industry as their
The members of the jury will then scrutinize these later this month.
will also be assessed on their charisma, body language, oral
persuasion skills and their ability to listen, as well as moral values
characterize hotel industry professions such as humility and integrity
the ability to communicate when working within a team. New for this
candidates will also be asked to provide a short video documentary
themselves and their school, therefore allowing them to showcase their
skills and their ability to use new technologies.
On November 18, 2011, a group of
eight semi finalists was selected by a jury, which, this year will be
by Daniel Picouly, Nikos Aliagas, Anne Sophie Von Claer, Brigitte
Robert Pirès, Gail Rosseau, Justine Picardie and Michèle
Laroque will also
honour us with their presence. Following this, a prize giving ceremony
held at the Park Hyatt Paris- Vendome for the final eight candidates on
December 8, 2011.
After the winner has been announced
the successful candidate will fly off to Chicago to the head office of
Hotels Corporation. They will also spend one week in Zurich, in the
the Europe, Africa and Middle East Division, finishing with a stay in
with the General Managers of the Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme, Hyatt
Paris-Madeleine and Hyatt Regency Paris-Charles de Gaulle hotels.
Elisabeth Rollin, winner of the
3rd edition of the Hyatt Student Prize recalls, "It was a
rewarding experience, both on a personal and professional level. The
taught me a lot, and visiting Paris, Zurich and Chicago was a fantastic
experience. The week I spent in Chicago allowed me to understand how
functions and its long-term strategies. I also learned more about the
services that must exist within hotels. For me, the year after winning
prize was very fulfilling and Hyatt was incredibly supportive".
About Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global
hospitality company with a proud heritage of making guests feel more
welcome. Thousands of members of the Hyatt family strive to make a
in the lives of the guests they encounter every day by providing
hospitality. The Company’s subsidiaries manage, franchise, own and
hotels and resorts under the Hyatt®, Park Hyatt®, Andaz®,
Grand Hyatt®, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt Place® and Hyatt
Summerfield Suites® brand names and have locations on six
Summerfield Suites is being rebranded as Hyatt HouseTM.
Hyatt Residential Group, Inc., a Hyatt Hotels Corporation
subsidiary, develops, operates, markets or licenses Hyatt ResidencesTM
and Hyatt Vacation Club®, which is changing its name to Hyatt
Residence ClubTM. As of September 30, 2011, the Company’s
worldwide portfolio consisted of 478 properties in 45 countries. For
information, please visit www.hyatt.com.