Category Alumni Stories

Alumni Make Wise Investment: Managing a Leading Hotel Business

Mikhail Arnoult and Grisha Davidoff share a long history together. They met at Glion, where they studied International Hotel Development and Finance. While there, they learnt to work with people from around the world, as well as embracing the Glion spirit. After graduating in 2015, they both secured roles with CBRE Group, the largest real estate firm in the world. All of these factors have led to Mikhail and Grisha

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Alumna’s Positive Relations: Directing PR for A 5-Star Hotel Chain

Glion alumna Jessica Wong learnt that resilience was key to her future while studying the PG Certificate in Hospitality Relations. Those traits led her to securing a successful internship in public relations at The Communications Store (TCS). While there, luxury hotel chain The Peninsula Hotels became her favourite client. A few years later, Jessica landed her dream job with the hotel, working as Director of Public Relations in their Beverly Hills in-house team.

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“We are born for a mission – a purpose far greater than ourselves.”

BASTIAN BARNBECK Glion Alumnus | Founder of Waved Foundation est. 2016 written by Lauren Solomons, Glion student ambassador  Having had the privilege of travelling to various countries with his family while growing up, Bastian grew a keen interest in languages, culture and discovering the unknown from a tender age. It was no question then, when the time came that he decided to pursue Hospitality as a career and embarked on

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A DAY IN THE LIFE…Inge de Lathauwer, running a non-profit hospitality organization

Ever wonder what it might be like to run a non-profit hospitality organization where the goal is not just to please guests, but to improve the local population’s access to sustainable food and education as well? Meet Inge de Lathauwer, the founder of Sumba Hospitality Foundation and discover what a typical day is like running an eco-tourism site and hospitality school.   After many years consecrated to motherhood and philanthropist

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Is MBA worth it? – The value of an MBA in Hospitality

Interview with Giuseppe Napoli, General Manager of F&B at The Lowry Hotel in Manchester. In today’s global economy, where opportunities can come and go very quickly, is an MBA worth it?  It is, according to Giuseppe Napoli, who interviewed at the five-star Lowry Hotel in Manchester, and the Glion MBA in Hospitality on his CV made a difference. In fact, over the past 2.5 years of his MBA studies, Giuseppe

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