Category Alumni Stories

Expect the unexpected (even from yourself)

“Me and “Le Bristol” “Welcome to Le Bristol Emmanuele, your father has told us so much about you”. That must have been one of the happiest days of my life. I was celebrating my 10th birthday and my father’s present was a week-end at my dream hotel, “Le Bristol” Paris. I used to be mesmerized at my father’s stories of his stays there and could not believe that I was

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Hoteliers are nomads by choice.

Think back to when you were a child. What did you want to be when you grew up? I remember I wanted to be a lot of things. For example I dreamed of running away with the circus. I hesitated between becoming a trapeze artist or a lion tamer, but all that mattered was that I would travel from city to city; bringing magic and wonder everywhere I go. That

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Before joining Glion

Before joining Glion, you keep hearing about the “Glion Spirit”, everywhere you go, it’s “you will see, the Glion Spirit, Glion Spirit…” without really understanding what it is. I guess its different for each one of us but the basics are quite the same. For three and a half years, we have this incredible relationship where we are together 24/7, for good times and bad ones, always there for each other,

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A pre-Eid break in Istanbul

October just seems to have flown by in a blur of work, studies, and – luckily – a mini pre-Eid break in Istanbul. After the long, hot summer and Ramadan, business returned to Dubai with a vengeance and everybody tried to cram as much as possible into the few weeks between the end of Ramadan and Eid al Adha, the “greater” of the two Eid festivals, which took place on

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Be prepared to be surprised … if you plan to WOW!

Sunday night. Already dark and gloomy an evening as autumn is closing on Paris too. Waiting for my Eurostar back to London, I suddenly started to watch the waiting crowd through strange lenses. Just one thought came up: “human kind is a very strange breed of animal!” … and I already hear  what you’re starting to think, but indeed look around as if you had just landed on this Planet

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