Thursday, August 16, 2018

Hotel management school comp to design a mobile hotel takes off

Hoping to attract some new talent to the industry, Accorhotels has launched its Take off! competition, pitting hundreds of students from universities and business & hotel management schools from all over the world against each other.

In teams of up to three people, participants have until April 6 to present their vision of nomadic hospitality by proposing an innovative mobile hotel concept with a photomontage. The final of the competition will take place in Paris at the end of June and will be attended by Sébastien Bazin, Chairman and CEO of AccorHotels Group.

Accorhotels recites benefits for students…

  • Meeting and networking with AccorHotels executives in Paris and students from around the world
  • Gaining recognition on strategic issues within AccorHotels teams
  • Personalised support in seeking an internship or a first job
  • A trip to one of AccorHotels’ most beautiful destinations in Europe and the Mediterranean awaits the winners of the Grand Final.

With 250,000 employees in its hotels around the world, AccorHotels is aiming to involve future leaders in a comprehensive review of its business. Since the first competition was held in 2012, almost 2500 students from 30 countries have participated in the challenge. Many of them have since joined AccorHotels teams both in its hotels and at the group’s headquarters.

AccorHotels has been testing new pop-up mobile concepts during several cultural and sporting events last summer.  

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