1 N 26 Aug Nov 2014 TABLE OF CONTENTS 2015 internships The ESSEC Hospitality, Food & Travel Centre of Excellence 2015 ESSEC Hospitality Executive Education IMHI & Travel Deluxe Partnership 2015 Hotel Yearbook Industry Leader Conferences Upcoming Get Together Get Togethers since September Professional News 2015 Internships Thirty motivated and professional IMHI students are available for an internship from April to September 2015 (24 weeks). If you are ready to give them challenging missions in the hospitality and restaurant sectors (operations, ecommerce, revenue management, real estate, consultancy, finance and marketing to name a few) then please send your internship offers to: Geneviève Danten at An internship description is needed to promote your specific offer, including a company brief, job description and required profile. The earlier you send your offers, the more likely you are to find the candidate to match your needs! Hôtels & Villas Selection AAIMHI Sponsor The ESSEC IMHI Center of Excellence in Hospitality, Food & Travel Dear Alumni, We are pleased to announce that IMHI is now one of the first five Centers of Excellence at ESSEC Business School. Alongside Hospitality, Food and Travel, four keys areas of expertise have also been identified to become the new ESSEC Centers of Excellence: Management and Society, Business Analytics, Luxury, and Entrepreneurship. The Center of Excellence in Hospitality, Food and Travel aims at further developing the ESSEC IMHI brand in these sectors and will be responsible for: - Developing partnerships with companies and schools - Administering existing programs and developing new educational solutions - Support academic and applied research - Manage Alumni relations Scope of the IMHI Center of Excellence The IMHI Center of Excellence will continue to manage and develop its current activities, but will also expand its portfolio in education, research and services to the Hospitality, Food and Travel industries. The scope of the Center will include: Initial education: IMHI MBA in Hospitality Management and development of a new Master in Food Business (likely in collaboration with another School). Continuing education: 10 existing modules leading to two Advanced Certificates, three internal programs with Accor, Kempinski and Louvre Hotels Group, and the development of a modular Executive Master's program. Open Lab: Supporting and accompanying start-ups from the ESSEC Ventures incubator and other industry-related innovative companies (e.g. Mama Street Bangkok, Till System and Touch and Play). The Open Lab will also develop new educational content (e.g. MOOC on Demand Management in collaboration with SnapShot). CHIEF: The "Collaborative Hub for Innovation, Education and Foresight" will provide three services: 1) A series of foresight
2 and policy reports on trends affecting hospitality, travel and food businesses (applied research and open lab); 2) A filtering system identifying potential innovations for hospitality, food and travel businesses (innovation days and open lab); 3) Educational and advisory services to instill innovation within corporations (boot camps, applied research, coaching). Research: Coordination and promotion of collaborative research efforts with other Hotel Schools and Universities. As the Center develops, we will make sure to keep you up-to-date and involved. Sincerely, Nicolas Graf, Ph.D. Associate Professor Director ESSEC-IMHI Center of Excellence in Hospitality, Food & Travel ESSEC Business School 2015 ESSEC Hospitality Executive Education We are pleased to confirm that the 2015 ESSEC Advanced Certificates in Hospitality Online Distribution and in Hospitality Finance & Real Estate, will take place at our Paris La Défense campus from 16 to 28 march Those two certificates are made up of four modules, which may also be taken separately by participants with specialized interests. Two additional modules are also available on a stand alone basis: Managing Change and Luxury Hospitality Management. Each module is from 1,5 to 3 days. These courses focus on the development needs of middle to senior-level operational and corporate managers. Click on the brochure to download a detail description of the Advanced Certificates and of each module, as well as short biographies of the professors. The 2014 Hospitality Executive Education short courses were a great success! 29 professionals participated in 8 short courses (2.5 days) over 2 weeks, of which 14 received an ESSEC Advanced Certificate in Hospitality Finance & Real Estate or Online Distribution. This year's short courses witnessed a great diversity of managerial profiles, including: Development, Asset Management, Consulting, Cluster GM, Design & Technical service, Revenue, E-commerce, Procurement, Communications, and Marketing. Watch the video testimonies of some 2014 participants for the Hospitality Finance & Real Estate courses and for the Hospitality Online Distribution courses.
3 ESSEC Hospitality Executive Education Participants Testimonials - Finance & Real Estate ESSEC Hospitality Executive Education 2014 Participants Testimonials Finance & Real Estate ESSEC Hospitality Executive Education 2014 Participants Testimonials Online Distribution Hospitality Finance & Real Estate round table highlights ESSEC IMHI Forum 2014 Hospitality Online Distribution round table highlights ESSEC IMHI Forum 2014 IMHI & Travel DeLuxe Partnership The ESSEC MBA in Hospitality Management (IMHI) has entered into an agreement with Travel DeLuxe within the framework of the program curriculum. The partnership includes a challenge which will allow 10 students to visit new luxury hotels and hotels de charme throughout the world. The Hotels &Villas Selection trademark represents a unique project, as no other company offers a selective and exclusive guide that lists luxury hotels and hotels de charme worldwide as well as luxury tourism industry key players. The Travel Deluxe regularly updated data bases include 4,800 hotels located in over 120 countries (palaces, boutique hotels, resorts, ryokans, riads, ranches, chalets, guesthouses, etc.) and their available facilities and activities (golfs, spas, gastronomy, family, wine tasting, polo, art, etc.), 350 Destination Management Companies (DMCs) specialized in "a la carte" tourism, 400 upmarket tour operators, 210 concierge service outfits, 1,300 prestige art galleries that take part in the best international Art Fairs (Art Basel, Art Basel Miami, TEFAF, FIAC, Biennale des Antiquaires, PAD), 170 designers and interior architects referenced by Architectural Digest Magazine as best in their trade, 180 french speaking journalists who write in lifestyle and tourism columns in France, Switzerland, Belgium and Luxemburg. Hotels &Villas Selection was created with a view to provide Hotel managers and Tour operators with a never-seen-before
4 unique selection of the most beautiful hotels and villas; Hotels &Villas Selection aims at being a guarantee mark for great getaways and upscale services. The data bases have been compiled by luxury tourism industry specialists, former prestige agency managers, and are based on worldwide references such as latest 2013/2014 Gold Lists: Condé Nast Traveler (USA), The Sunday Times Travel, Tatler, Condé Nast Traveller (UK), Travel + Leisure, etc. If you are interested in considering possible collaborations, do not hesitate to contact: Get free the 2015 Hotel Yearbook The HOTEL Yearbook special technology edition 2015 is now available! The ebook has over 25 articles about all aspects of technology in the hospitality industry. Since IMHI is an HYB Academic Partner, IMHI students and alumni can download the issue for free using this special link: The HOTEL Yearbook is a family of publications that call upon a wide-ranging group of seniors executives, analysts, consultants and opinion leaders from all over the world to ask, What lies ahead for the global hotel industry? Industry Leader Conferences Nicolas Béliard - General Manager Pensinsula Paris - 12th November Thank you to Nicolas Béliard, GM of the Peninsula Paris, for speaking to IMHI students at last week's Industry Leader Conference. His honesty, humility, and soft-spoken demeanor were appreciated by the students and a welcome touch in our fast-paced industry. IMHI students enjoyed the opportunity to learn not only about the Peninsula Paris and the Peninsula Group, but also about Mr. Béliard's perspective on leadership. The conference was a great source of inspiration for students who will continue their careers in operations. A video of this conference will be going out by mid-december.
5 -Newsletter from IMHI Alumni of the ESSEC MBA in Hospitality Management Sven Boinet - Deputy Chief Executive Officer ACCOR Group - 22nd October It was a great honor to welcome Sven Boinet for an Industry Leader Conference on campus. Please find aside a video of this conference where Mr Boinet explained firstly his professional choices: the way he met Mr Pélisson and Mr Dubrule back in 1988, why he left Accor in 2003 and came back 10 years after as Deputy CEO under the presidency of Sébastien Bazin. In the second part of his presentation Mr Boinet explained where Accor stands today and the latest trends of its development such as returning back on the Asset light policy and internal branding organization of its predecessors. David Le Bail H96 - Director - Investment & Development KAIZEN (KDC Limited) - 8th October Thanks to David Le Bail H96 for sharing so much insight about his strong expertise in real estate and more specifically in the Gulf region. David is managing the development of a large mixed use project in Jeddah (KSA) and leads a multi-disciplinary team of more than 15 consulting firms totaling more than 200 staff on this $3.7bn project. Upcoming Get Together Christmas Paris Get Together Hope to see many of you! Madrid Get Together Inigo Arruti H01 General Manager
6 Christmas Get Together is one of the most attended Paris IMHI event of the year. Time: from 7pm onwards Hotel des Collectionneurs Paris 51-57, rue de Courcelles Paris No RSVP required of the Hilton Madrid Airport will be happy to meet with you during FITUR week, in Madrid. Time: from 7pm onwards Hilton Madrid Airport Avenida de la Hispanidad, 2-4 Madrid 28042, Spain RSVP by clicking here Paris Get Together 20th November 2014 Nice and warm atmosphere for the November Paris Get Together. From left to right: Alexandra Ogilvie H95, Samar Slim H11, Benjamin Maba H13, Jeanine Picard, Eric Omgba H05, Soazig Drais H13, Philippe Rossini H13, Aurélie Vermesse H12, Delphine Joigneault H12, Joëlle Harris, Julia Faure H12, Virginie Rouault H12, Marie Noëlle Schmitt H12 New Delhi Get Together 17th November 2014 Great IMHI turn up for New Delhi Get Together while ESSEC MBA recruiters present for the annual QS MBA fair.
7 From left to right: Soumonath Chatterjee H12, Vineet Sahaya O12, Sabyasachi Dutta H12, Avneet Bhutani H08, Annegret Schulz (ESSEC Recruitment Manager for Indian Subcontinent), Eric Lucrezia (MBA International Recruitment Manager), Joelle Harris (IMHI Recruitment Manager), Yogesh Dhawan H90, Vivek Sarin H97, Akash Datta H08, Akshat Goel E12, Chetan Sharma E08, Hicham L Bennani, Beni Agrawal H06. Dubaï Get Together 13th November 2014 Intimate get together in Dubaï on November 13th at the Sofitel downtown in presence of Joëlle Harris. Welcome to the new alumni based in Dubaï: Marie Laure Blaise H08, Loan Apretna H09, Fabrice Pignot H07 and Souffian Zaeraoui H11. From left to right: Laurent Barelier H99, Sabyasachi Dutta H12, Ayman Ezzeddine H07, Fabrice Pignot H07, Chadi Hauch H09, Joëlle Harris,Loan Apretna H09, Marie Laure Blaise H08, Souffian Zaeraoui H11, Panos Loupasis H99 and not on the picture Panayotis Hadjiathanassiou H06 and Bani Haddad H00 London Get Together 11th November 2014
8 -Newsletter from IMHI Alumni of the ESSEC MBA in Hospitality Management Great IMHI turn up for the London Get Tiogether at the Four Seasons Park Lane aside of the Deloitte conference. From left to right: Cyril Lanrezac H97, Marie Poutissou H04, Philippe Bijaoui H92, Jean Philippe Chomette E86, Sophie Perret H01, Patrick Saade H10, Joël Fremondière H09, Audrey Seigne H09, Olivia Chaplin H08, Jérôme Le Bohec H94, Bénédcite Köll H12, Pauline Acheron Pintureau H14, Noémie Saltel H11, Alexandre Kudla, H14, Isabelle Gorgue H01, Elie Younes H01, Pedro Raposo H04, Rudy Guez H14, Wissam Chelala H04, Sandia Nassila H13, Anahiota Perineau H14, Naomi Pitois H13, Grégoire Millet H14, Céline UAbry H08, Pantelis Chatziathanasiou H06 Stefano Perino H03, Kashyap Gohil H06, Prakash Krishnamurthy. ESSEC Food Club 4th November 2014 The new ESSEC Food Club had a successful second event, at the newly-opened Burger King Alésia. Jocelyn Olive E05, Director General of Burger King, presented the revival of the Burger King brand, which has been absent in France for 15 years and whose come back is making a buzz. 20 new restaurants have already opened, with 60 expected by the end of The ESSEC Food Club was created on the initiative of Aurélie de Royer E10, Director of the Professional Training Centre of L'atelier des Chefs. Half of the event's participants were IMHIs, who all share the same passion for food in their professional life.
9 Singapore Get Together 31st October IMHI alumni got together in Singapore! With Bastien Touzeau H12, Akshay Kulkarni H98, Nikhil Manchharam H00, Francis Park H12 Jane Wu H01 Hotel 2.0 Conference 30th October 2014 The Hotel 2.0 Conference organized by Price Match on October 30th was a resounding success with strong attendance. The following speakers participated in the event: Chinmai Sharma H03 - VP Distribution & Revenue Management at LOUVRE HOTELS Khalid El Gutty - Partner Head of PRICEMATCH Fabien Menard - Business PRICEMATCH Benjamin Devisme, VP International PRICEMATCH Thomas Yung - Founder ARTIRES Peter O'Connor - Director of MBA Programs at ESSEC Business
10 School New Delhi Get Together 8th October 2014 Thanks to those who came out for the Get Together this week in Delhi at the Pullman Gurgaon! It was a successful event and we look forward to seeing more faces at future Get Togethers. From left to right: Akash Dutta H08, Chetan Sharma E08,Soumonath Chatterjee H12, Souffian Zaeraoui H11, Beni Agrawal H06, Sabyasachi Dutta H12, Yogesh Dhawan H90 Dubaï Get Together 7th October 2014 Warm last minute Get Together in presence of Nicolas Graf in Dubaï.
11 -Newsletter from IMHI Alumni of the ESSEC MBA in Hospitality Management From left to right: Elie Milky H07, Ramsay Rankoussi H11, Laurent Barrelier H99, Nicolas Graf, Sumati Murari H10, Gabriella de la Torre H14, Aditya Karulkar H12, Christophe Hobeika H12, Bru no Trenchard H14, Jean Baptiste Recher H11, Anney Lien H13, Antoine Sibieude H12 Paris Get Together 19th September 2014 A successful first get together of the year in Paris at the Hôtel du Collectionneur. Thank you to everyone for coming! Professional News All appointments or promotions are from 2014 excluding those already communicated in the last Newsletter at the beginning of March
12 François GALOISY H85 has been promoted General Manager for the Radisson Blu Hotel at Sohar in the Sultanate of Oman. François is preparing the opening of the latest Radissonblu in the region. Prior to that François was the General Manager of the Radisson Blu Hotel in Dubai Media City and previously General Manager for the Park Inn by Radisson in Muscat. Prior to join Radisson, François has an extensive experience in F&B with leading hospitality groups like Swissôtel, One & Only, Shangri-La and Méridien. Pierre Marie VASSEUR H87 has been appointed General Manager of the Al Areen Palace & Spa in Bahrain. Prior to that Pierre Marie worked 6 years for the Grand Heritage Group in the Emirates including the last four years as General Manager. For the 10 first years of his careers Pierre Marie worked in various companies as Director of Sales & Marketing. Nathalie GACON H87 has taken new responsibilities, since August 2014, she is General Manager of the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel of Colombes. For two and half years Nathalie was General Manager of the Courtyard Saint Denis hotel, and spent 9 months managing 2 Courtyard hotels. This new assignment is a great challenge with many opportunities to grow the business. Madeleine PAULY MARX H87 has joined the Scandic Hotels chain as General manager for hotel Emporio in Hamburg. Prior to that Madeleine spent more than 10 years as General Manager in several Marriott properties in Hamburg. Sten CARLER H87 has been appointed Distribution Manager North Europe NOHA NORWAY AS. Noha is part of SK Firesafety Group. SK FireSafety Group specializes in the design, production, distribution, service and after-sale support of Fire Fighting Products and Projects. The company offers a range of equipment, including hose reel and cabinets, extinguishers, monitors, detection, deluge, foam and gaseous suppression systems and much more. The company's customers include oil and gas companies, airports, governmental, and military organizations worldwide. Christine BOE H89 has been promoted Divisional Finance Manager at DNV GL based in Oslo, Norway. DNV GL enables organizations to advance the safety and sustainability of their business. Kristin is working since 7 years for this company and prior to that worked at companies like Nemko Norway AS, PWC Consulting, TECO Maritime & Chrystal Cruises. Jean Louis GUILHAMAT H90 has been promoted Director of DTZ Consulting Advising pole for France. Jean Louis joined DTZ in 2013 after six years spent at CBRE as Director Global Corporate Services and previously 9 years with Accenture as Facilities & Services Director France Christophe DESCROIX H90 has been appointed Vice President of Finance Hotels Division at Sunwing Travel Group based in Toronto. Prior to that Christophe worked for 11 years with Melia Hotels from Director of Finance France up to Corporate Administration Vice President. Previously Christophe worked as CFO for Opteaman and Club Med World. Charles RICHEZ H91 has been appointed as General Manager for Hotel Gray D'albion Cannes Lucien Barrière Hotels & Casinos. Prior to that Charles has been working as General Manager at AC MARRIOTT Ambassadeur Juan les Pins & Director of Operation for JW MARRIOTT Cannes for during 7 years. Before joining Marriott for Charles acted as Director of Business Development Paris Cluster, Hilton International from 1998 to Olivier MENARD H95 has been promoted COO & CFO greater China for the Decathlon Oxylane Group. Olivier entered the group in 1998 after close to 3 years with Accor in Indonesia and since then has climbed the career ledder through Real Estate and Financial functions with the Decathlon Oxylane Group in various locations. Elodie MIYET H97 has been appointed Sales & Marketing Director Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France. Elodie actually worked previously for the same hotel that was bought in 2013 by LVMH and close presently to be rebranded as Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France. Reopening is planned for October Since her graduation Elodie left for St-Barth where she worked first at hôtel Guanahani & Spa and then at Hotel Saint-Barth Isle de France. Karim EL ASMAR H97 has recently opened Morenito Cantina del Barrío restaurant in Beirut. Morenito is a new concept targeted at offering a latin inspired original culinary experiences and destined for a multi-unit operation in the mid-range F&B sector. Karim is also founder of Neové (Neové is a boutique investment and business development consulting entity) and Hospitality Program Coordinator at Université Saint Joseph in Beirut. Prior to that Karim was co-founder and Managing partner for 7 years of Hodema (a regional consulting company based in Beirut, specialized in the hospitality, restaurant and real estate businesses). Christophe TANGUY H98 has been appointed Regional Director EMEA South, at Weber Stephen - Grill Academy. Prior to that Christophe was General Manager for Groupe Le Duff - Brioche Dorée in China. He has spent, so far, most of his career in the retail and restaurant industry.
13 -Newsletter from IMHI Alumni of the ESSEC MBA in Hospitality Management Pascal DEYROLLE H98 is the new general manager of the Venice Simplon Orient Express (VSOE) a privately-run train of beautifully-restored 1920s, 30s & 50s coaches, providing a 5-star luxury train experience between London, Paris, Innsbruck, Verona & Venice. Prior to that Pascal was General Manager of the hotel Belmond La Samanna in St martin for more than 4 years. Laurent BARELIER H99 has been appointed Director of Operations & Support MEA at Wyndham Hotels Group. Prior to that Laurent worked 7 years for Accor in the United Arab Emirates as Regional Revenue & Support Manager. Laurent began his career after his MBA in Hospitality at ESSEC with Optims, specialized Revenue Management company. Karim DJENAYAH H00 has been appointed as Director of Finance Marriott International (JW Marriott Absheron Baku) in Azerbaïdjan. Prior to that Karim was Director of Finance at Marriott International (Copenhagen Marriott Hotel) Denmark.Karim joined Marriott in 2003 as Director of Finance for Hotel Courtyard By Marriott Paris Neuilly, then, was Director of Finance for Marriott Vacation Club International, Marne la Vallée. Sébastien MARIETTE H01 was promoted to General Manager for the Kempinski Hotel Ishat Dear Sea in Jordany. Prior to that Sébastien was heading two hotels in China: Kempinski Hotel Wuxi and Kempinski Hotel Yixing which opened in January He started his career with Kempinski in Eastern Europe, followed by appointments in Africa and China. In November 2013 Sébastien Mariette received the trophy for the best General Manager in the luxury category at the 14th Worldwide Hospitality Awards ceremony. Prior to his MBA in Hospitality at ESSEC Sébastien worked 7 years at Disneyland Paris in Revenue / Marketing / General Manager EVE. Winoch BILLETTE H01 has been promoted Senior Vice President JLL's Hotels & Hospitality Group based in Paris; In charge of the French Hotel Advisory Department. Winoch joined JLL in 2007 as Associate and was promoted Vice President in Prior to that and from his graduation Winoch worked more than 6 years for Disneyland Paris as Project and Marketing Manager. Marc HENRIKSEN H01 has been appointed Partner at Midstar. Midstar is a hotel real estate investment and asset management company with international perspcetive focused on the Nordic region. Prior to that Marc worked 4 years as Investment Manager for Abu Dhabi Investment Authority and 9 years in various roles with acquisitions and development for IHG and Starwood Anne Laure BOULARD H01 has been appointed Internal Audit Manager for JJW France. Prior to that Anne Laure was Deputy Manager EMEA Internal Audit at ACCOR. Alice MICOLAU MAFAITY H01 has been promoted to Hotel Manager at Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel Shanghai. Alice started with this group as F&B Manager at Madinat Jumeirah Dubai and has held several positions within the Company. From 2001 to 2007 Alice worked for Hilton Worldwide as F&B Manager in Japan and Paris. Steve DELEFORTRIE H02 has been appointed General Manager for Hilton in the French Polynesia. Prior to that Steve spent 18 months as Operation Manager for W Hotels in Maldives. Vincent POULINGUE H02 has been promoted to General Manager for the Hotel Indigo Paris Opera from IHG to open in September 2014.Hotel Indigo Paris Opera is the first manage hotel Indigo in Europe for IHG and the first property in France. Prior to that Vincent was Executive Assistant Manager of InterContinental Paris Le Grand for one year and of the InterContinental Tahiti Resort for four years. Previously Vincent worked for the Groupe Lucien Barrière as Hotel Normandy Director finance and business support, and in other Lucien Barriere Property in La Baule and Deauville. Vikram MALHOTRA H03 has been appointed President South Asia & Middle East for Cygnett Hotels & Resorts. With a career spanning over 20 years in Hospitality and Consulting, Vikram has worked in both the Middle East and South Asian markets. Most recently Vikram served as the Vice President, Development South Asia for the Premier Inn Hotels. Prior to that Vikram was heading the Real Estate and Hospitality Advisory practice with KPMG in the Middle East. During his career Vikram had been proudly associated with leading hospitality groups like Oberoi, Carlson, and ITC group of hotels. Jean Marie GRAS H03 has been appointed as General Manager of Hôtel de Bourgtheroulde & Spa 5* Rouen affiliated Marriott Autograph Collection. Prior to that, Jean-Marie was General Manager for 6 years at Grand Hôtel Loreamar, St Jean de Luz. He staterd his career as General Manager of Anjajavy Resort 4* in Madagascar just after graduation, where he stayed for 3 years. Petter SVAETICHIN H03 has been promoted to CEO for JSC Marussia (Georgia) Petter started to work in this company in 2003 where he has held several positions. Georges SAFI H03 has been appointed Director of Food and Beverage for the opening of the Four Seasons Bahrain Bay.
14 Prior to that, Georges spent 3 years in Geneva as the Director of Food and Beverage of the Hotel President Wilson (a Starwood Luxury collection property). Before Geneva, Georges was Assistant Director of F&B at the renowned Ritz Paris for 6 years. This was his second position after graduating from IMHI since the first was the Four Seasons George V in Paris as well. Axel CHAPTAL H03 has been appointed as Senior Accountant at Synergix Geneva. Prior to that Axel was Front Office Manager at Mövenpcik Hotel Lausanne. Mélanie CARLE H03 has been promoted to Manager Corporate Controlling at Amadeus Madrid..She joined AMADEUS Madrid in 2010 as Senior Analyst Revenue Management for two years, and two other years as Senior Analyst, Corporate Controlling. Julie CHENEAU H04 has been promoted to Director Market Management Expedia Inc London.Prior to that Julie was Area Manager for the same Company. Maud DICK H04 has been appointed as General Manager for the newly opened 23-room boutique design Hôtel Des Galeries 4* in Brussels (Belgium) and the charming Hotel St-Christophe 3* in La Baule (France). Prior to that Maud was managing Nevaï and Kings Park hotels in Verbier (Switzerland) for two years. Xavier HALBI H04 has been promoted Director of Strategy of the Hyatt Regency Dubai & Galleria. He is in charge of the revenue and strategies of all departments of the hotel and apartments. He was previously the Director of Reservations of the Hyatt Global Contact Center - Dubai, whose replacement also reports to him now. Xavier is an NLP Master coach and he joined Hyatt hotels in Dubai in Caroline LY H05 has been appointed as Chef de mission senior - audit interne RSI (Régime Social des Indépendants et Chefs d'entreprise) Prior to that Caroline was Audit Manager Methods & Process Boulangeries Paul - Groupe Holder (Paul, Ladurée, St Preux, Chateau Blanc) Beni AGRAWAL H06 has joined as Director Brand Growth and Development at Bloomrooms, which is a new affordable boutique hotel concept designed in London, UK and primarily focused on fast growing developing global markets including India. He shall be leading the asset light development and expansion of Bloomrooms. Prior to joining Bloomrooms, Beni was responsible for the growth and development of the Keys Hotel brand across India, signing over 30 successful management contract deals. He has over 15 years of all-round hospitality experience in operations of hotels such as Hilton Charles De Gaulle Paris, Frasers Suites Glasgow, La Defense Paris, InterContinental Dubai, and with companies like Sarovar Hotels, HVS Hospitality Services and Cinnovation Group in the field of hotel development, hotel consulting, feasibility study and asset valuation. Lucie LEBOURGEOIS H06 has been appointed Assistant Vice President at Churchill Finance Hong Kong after 7 years spent in French Guiana, working for several companies. Her last position was Managing Director for the Hotel La chaumière. Arnaud GOLDENBERG H06 has been appointed Rooms Division Director / EAM at Pullman Paris Bercy. Prior to that Arnaud overlooked a large refurbishment project at Pullman Eiffel Tower as Assistant F & B Manager. Marc MATAR H06 has been promoted to Executive Assistant Manager in Charge of F&B departments for St Regis and Laguna Starwood hotels & Resorts (the two most luxious hotels in Bali) after two and half years spent at Westin Nusa Dua Bali as F&B Director. Prior to this year Marc had 5 years of experience in F&B with Park Hyatt Paris Vendôme and Grand Hyatt Dubai Elie MILKY H07 has been promoted to Senior Director Business Development MEA at Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group Dubai where he started four years ago as manager. Fabrice PIGNOT H07 has been appointed as Asset Manager for Action Hotels based in Dubai. Prior to that Fabrice was Manager Real Estate & Asset Management Hilton Worldwide, London. Marie-Laure BLAISE H08 has been appointed B2B and B2C Marketing Manager for Middle-East, Sub-Saharan Africa and Turkey based at the Carlson Rezidor Area Support Office in Dubai. Prior to that Marie Laure was Quality Assurance Manager, Park Inn by Radisson EMEA within the same group in Brussels, Belgium Akash DATA H08 has been appointed as Vice President Hotels & Hospitality Group JLL Gurgaon, India. Akash spent previously 4 years at Hilton Worldwide Mumbai as Development Manager and Consultant. Prior to that Akash worked already 2 years for JLL after his graduation and 2 years at HVS prior joining IMHI in its one year track program.
15 Adrien GROB H08 has been appointed Business Development Manager at Pinnacle Gastro Thailand. Prior to that Adrien was Resident Manager a Zazen Boutique Resort and Spa on the beautiful island of Koh Samui. Alexandra DUPILLE FERNANDEZ H09 has been promoted Property manager & Real estate Sales Associate at Barnes International Luxury Real Estate, Miami. Prior to work for Barnes International Alexandra was Sales Associate at Coldwell Banker Real Estate Miami. Ivan BERTHELOT H09 has been appointed as General Manager Accor Ibis Styles Krabi Ao Nang Prior to that Ivan was General Manager Accor - ibis Samui Bophut, Thailand Harjinder SINGH H10 was appointed Manager Feasibility & Development Finance Hyatt Hotels Corporation Gurgaon India. Prior to that Harjinder was Manager -Hotel Advisory at CBRE in United Arab Emirates Nadim BAWAB H10 has been promoted to Director of Guest Services IHG - InterContinental Hotels Group in Dubai. Prior to that Nadim was Front of House Manager IHG - InterContinental Hotels Group Paris Le Grand. Verena NOSKE H10 has been appointed Asset Manager for Steigenberger Hotels AG after 4 years spent with PwC as Consultant, then Senior Consultant, Germany. Ning SHI H10 has been promoted to Director Sales and Marketing for the Accor Pull Guangzhou where he started as Revenue Manager, then Director of Revenue. Harjindher SINGH H10 has been appointed Manager Feasibility & Development Finance for Hyatt Hotels Corporation Gurgaon, India. Since graduation at ESSEC Harjinder was Manager Hotel Advisory for CBRE in UAE. Prior to ESSEC Harjinder worked 15 years in cooking operation: 11 years as Chef de Cuisine at Carnival Cruise Lines and 4 years as Junior Sous Chef with TAJ Hotels. Lutgart THEUWISSEN H10 has been appointed Area Online Distribution Manager - Western Europe & North West Africa at Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. Prior to that Lutgart worked for more than 3 years with Expedia as Market Associate based in Paris. Prior to IMHI she hold several experiences in Sales & Marketing and Event Coordination. Ramsay RANKOUSSI H11 has recently joined Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group in their Dubai office as Manager - Business Development. He will be co-heading the development activities in the Middle East with Elie Milky H07 as part of a common objective to double the portfolio within the next five years. Ramsay will be reporting to Elie Younes H01 who is heading the group development functions out of Brussels. Previously, Ramsay was leading the development activities since his graduation for Millennium Hotels & Resorts and had successfully positioned the group in the top 10 hotel pipeline in the Middle East. Elisabeth ROLLIN H11 has been appointed as Retail Experience Manager for Burberry, London. Prior to that Elisabeth was Product Manager at L'Oréal Paris. Nicolas PETRE H11 has been appointed Product Specialist by Morningstar in Frankfurt, a leading provider of independent investment research worldwide. Prior to this role, Nicolas was a Business Analyst in the Sales & Marketing Department at Natixis Global Asset Management in Frankfurt. Damien NANTERMET H11 After 2 years spent at RESTALLIANCE (2nd actor in France after Sodexo in health catering industry) as Key Account Manager, Damien has created COOKIZ (Cookiz-sante.fr), a brand new subsidiary and he has been promoted country manager. Vishal TAYSHETE H11 has been promoted Associate Market Manager Dubai Expedia.Previously Vishal was holding the position of Market Associate. Julien HENNICO H11 has been promoted to B2B Online Sales & Marketing Manager at lafourchette Madrid.(a TripAdvisor Company) Previously Julien hold the position of B2B Product Manager in Paris for the same Company. Thomas HACHEM H11 has been promoted to Guest Relations Department Manager Four Seasons Hotel George V. Prior to that Thomas was "assistant de direction" in the same property. Christelle POURCEL H11 has been appointed Restaurant and Bar Manager at The Ritz Carlton Dubai. Prior to that Christelle was Restaurant Manager at Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club Dubai for two years. Hadrien DUDILLIEU H12 has been appointed Project Consultant for Travelsoft - Orchestra in Paris.Prior to that, Hadrien was Regional Business and Product Analyst for Hotelbeds MEAPAC in Singapore.
16 Delphine JOIGNEAULT H12 has been promoted to General Manager Prêt à Manger in Paris. Prior to that Delphine was Assistant Manager in the same brand.. Victor BELLIER H13 has been appointed Revenue Analyst for Sofitel Luxury hotels and Resorts, Miami. Upon graduation he spent a few months as Front Office Manager Mercure Paris Tour Eiffel upon graduation. Hélène MAILLET H13 is now the Hotel Manager of Hôtel de Neuve (Parisian boutique hotel, Honotel group). Prior to that Hélène was Executive Assistant to the General Manager and the Operation Director, at Hôtel du Collectionneur, Paris. Elsa FAVRE H13 has been promoted to Group Conference & Event Manager at Starling Hotels & Resorts Lausanne when she started as Event Coordinator upon graduation. Kévin PILLET H13 has been appointed as Duty Manager Le Méridien Etoile, after a few months as Preferred Guest Manager at Hôtel du Collectionneur Paris. Jérémie ZEITOUN H13 has been appointed as Duty Manager responsible for Guest Relations at Hôtel du Louvre. Prior to that Jérémie hold the position of Assistant Front Office and Guest Relations at Hôtel InterContinental Paris Avenue Marceau for one year. AAIMHI SPONSOR The Hotels & Villas brand was born of a desire to offer hoteliers and tour operators a unique choice of the most beautiful hotels and villas on the market. It seeks above all to guarantee quality holidays with top of the range services. The databases were compiled by professionals of the luxury tourism sector and former managers of luxury agencies and are based on global benchmarks such as the latest Gold List, Condé Nast Traveler (USA), The Sunday Times Travel, Tatler, Condé Nast Traveller (UK), Travel + Leisure, etc. Selling price: 200 +VAT for the Hotels section, and 500 +VAT for the entire database with regular updates throughout the year. If you are interested in working together, please don't hesitate to contact me: Quick Links AAIMHI homepage Membership dues Update your details Post a job offer IMHI homepage ESSEC alumni Cornell Hotel Society AAIMHI is the alumni association of the MBA in Hospitality Management (IMHI) Essec Business School Paris Website: