Category Alumni Stories

Glion alumni on how to be a successful hotel manager

Glion alumni Jean-Paul Dantil, currently General Manager of the Ritz-Carlton Bahrain, gives us valuable insight into working at a top hotel. In our Q & A session, Jean-Paul also explains how he reached the accomplished role of General Manager and gives some tips for aspiring GMs. Describe your journey since graduating from Glion “After graduating from Glion in 1996, I joined Hyatt International as a corporate management trainee in Saipan,

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Glion alumnus banks on the right career

  Erwan Hartmann has always wanted a career where he’d build strong relationships with clients. Specializing in Finance while at Glion, he has achieved just that – Erwan now looks after a range of individuals in his role as a Private Banker for Pictet, one of Europe’s leading independent wealth and asset managers. Discovering finance  Born in Switzerland, Erwan’s interest in hospitality began at a young age. “My earliest memory

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Glion alumna launches personalized hotel booking app

Camille Gersdorff has enjoyed a career in both hotels and as an entrepreneur. Since graduating from Glion in 2015, Camille works for her family-owned hospitality group Maison Gersdorff, as well as co-founding new personalized hotel booking app Triptwin.  Setting up Triptwin began one lunch time when a colleague, and fellow Glion alumni, gave her a phone call. “Xavier [Rambaud] rang to discuss his idea of a personalized booking app, for people

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Alumni gather for successful Athens event

Paul Chappel, Student Advisor and Faculty Member in Glion, was recently invited by Glion and Les Roches alumni to attend their gathering in Athens, Greece. He writes on the warm hospitality he received while in the capital city, and the tight community our alumni have created. Greeks bearing gifts When arriving in Athens, it becomes obvious that it is a culture built on hospitality fundamentals. From the street café owners

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Finding love at Glion

When you study at Glion, you make lifelong connections that stretch across the globe. However, sometimes these bonds are much deeper than friendships or business contacts. That’s certainly been the case for Irina Agapova and Matvey Shapovalov, who fell in love at Glion and have since married.  Both Irina and Matvey met while studying our BBA Hospitality Management course, specializing in Real Estate Finance and Revenue Management. The two met

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