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Space Travel: Redefining the Travel Customer Journey With Virgin Galactic

Pier-Luca Rapin | October 31, 2019

By Pier-Luca Rapin It is another level of personalization, it is not only to be sure to have the right water and the right pillow in the room, this is understanding why people are actually going in that journey, helping them realize that dream and being able to live that little moment the best as they can - Martijn Brouwer, General Manager Astronaut Relations, Virgin Galactic During the 2019 Young Hoteliers Summit, EHL Lausanne took a one-way ticket for space with the visit of Martijn Brouwer, General Manager Astronaut Relations and hospitality at Virgin Galactic. Virgin, as a group, has always been defined by a strong service philosophy. N...

Redefining Luxury and Culture in Hospitality

Kimberly Yoong | August 15, 2019

The hospitality industry has been abuzz with the growing need to redefine the notion of luxury to cater to an increasingly diverse clientele. Gone are the days when enjoying a luxurious experience meant indulgent in-room candlelight dinners and a rose petal-filled jacuzzi; today’s travelers seek authenticity and experiential travel. Eugenio Pirri, Chief People & Culture Officer at the Dorchester Collection, emphasizes just that as he tells the Young Hoteliers Summit in an interview, that luxury has to be defined by the customer. Hoteliers often say that they are customer-focused. However, Pirri also highlights the need to take it a s...

Young Hoteliers Summit (YHS) 2019: Envisioning-Defining-Succeeding: Commemorating Milestones

YHS | April 29, 2019

On 27 March 2019, the Anniversary Edition of the Young Hoteliers Summit (YHS) concluded with high spirits as speakers, partners, and delegates alike commemorated the end of yet another successful summit. Through three days of powerful keynote speeches and inspiring panel discussions, the 10th Edition brought forth, among other key topics, the future of hospitality in the increasingly technology-focused world of today, and the need for hospitality to constantly adapt to these changing needs and expectations. Data-analytic trends in the industry were undeniably one of the most important topics of discussion at the summit, as Lyle Worthing...

Young Hoteliers Summit (YHS) 2019: YHS Blast Off

YHS | March 18, 2019

In commensuration with honouring the 10th anniversary of YHS and its accomplishments, the umbrella topic of this year's edition 'The Scope of Hospitality: Envisioning – Defining – Succeeding' seeks to narrate hospitality success stories and at the same time construct a guiding path for aspiring leaders of the industry. The hospitality industry has evolved into a dynamic and complex scene with never-ending transitions in consumer behaviour and constantly emerging online disruptors. This 10th Edition will therefore explore various topics from global brand expansion strategies to data mining and collection. Divided over the cou...

Young Hoteliers Summit: Rankings Report Reveals Major Trends in the Industry

April 30, 2018

The YHS Rankings, a rating survey conducted by the Young Hoteliers Summit catches each year the latest trends in the hospitality industry by interviewing nearly 2'000 future hospitality leaders. The Young Hoteliers Summit (YHS) is a student-run committee, organizing an annual, international summit hosted at Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne. This year's topic revolved around the central theme: "Eyes on the Future: Following the Momentum of Growth". The report not only reveals the most popular employer of the year but analyses the motivations of young hoteliers to choose an international hospitality brand. It was found that career...

Young Hoteliers Summit: An Inspiring and Impactful Event

April 26, 2018

In March, the 9th edition of the Young Hoteliers Summit (YHS) took place at Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne. The topic revolved around the central theme: "Eyes on the Future: Following the Momentum of Growth". With 80 delegates present from schools all over the world, YHS is the largest student-run hospitality conference worldwide and has reached over 60 nationalities on six continents. Steve Hood, Vice President of Research at STR welcomed the delegates with an insightful keynote speech about major revelations in the hotel sector. He pointed out that the industry has seen over 100 new brands in roughly four years and focused n...

What Do Young Hoteliers Look for in Their Career?

Young Hoteliers Summit and the Rankings | March 26, 2018

What motivates a recently graduated student to work for an international hospitality brand? If you are unsure about the answer to this question, you might risk losing the race for talent. In the new era of asset light strategies, the acquisition and retention of young talent is becoming a strategic function for global hospitality companies. Winning companies should embrace new talent strategies to outperform their competitors in their respective markets, and better prepare for upcoming challenges from disruptive hospitality companies. For the 9th year in a row, the Young Hoteliers Summit Employer Rankings Report explores career path mot...

The Changing Dynamics of Hotel Ownership (Video Link)

HVS | March 21, 2018

On 13 March 2018 Russell Kett, chairman of the London office of HVS, moderated a panel at the Young Hoteliers Summit, held at EHL, the Lausanne hotel school. Panellists were Giovanni Forni (Cedar Capital Partners), Marc Socker (Invesco), Henri Wilmes (A&O Hotels & Hostels) and Oliver Judge (Park Hotels & Resorts). ...

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