Posts by Colleen Monney

Lessons from the MBA in Hospitality: The key to successful innovation

Interview with Tony Chisholm, Area General Manager South Vietnam & GM Pullman Saigon Centre for AccorHotels, who is currently finishing Glion’s MBA in Hospitality online.   Tony Chisolm was no stranger to hospitality innovation and strategy. During the ten years since he first became a GM for AccorHotels, Tony had overseen the opening of two hotels in Asia. But he wanted to take on even bigger challenges—so when he got

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Ten things to enjoy on a one-day visit to Glion London

Clearly, one day is not enough to experience all that London has to offer, or even to enjoy all that Glion London, the University of Roehampton, and the Putney neighborhood have to offer. But in 24 hours, I learned some interesting things and had some fun moments on my one-day trip to London and I’m happy to share them. Here are the ten things I really enjoyed about my one-day

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Glion alumni open ‘Melt’, a new BBQ restaurant in Paris

To open their dream restaurant, two Glion friends went to Texas in search of all the right ingredients. Very soon, ‘Melt’ will open its doors as the first Texas BBQ restaurant in Paris.  When Jean Ganizate and Antoine Martinez tasted real barbecue (BBQ) in New York City for the first time, it was a revelation. They followed their taste-buds back to Texas to find the techniques and recipes behind the

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How to trade your day-job for a hospitality career

Like sailboats that start out in the local port and waters, most of us start out our careers by staying close to what we know: our familiar places, people and skills. And while familiar and reassuring may be nice for a while, it’s not enough for an inspiring, life-long career. Whether you chose the wrong major, or you’re tired of your job, you can always change directions to start a

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Grasping the Key to Luxury Careers from a Visit to Hublot

What makes luxury careers so attractive? – A look at Hublot, Swiss Luxury Watch Company The Swiss luxury watch maker Hublot has an iconic design that looks like a “hublot” the word in French for the windows on a ship. Our visit to Hublot was like looking through one of those tiny windows, to get a glimpse of the magic that makes a luxury careers and a luxury brand truly

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