Glion’s Master of Science degrees promise the opportunity to see the hospitality industry close-up. For 15 London-based MSc students that promise was more than fulfilled by a field trip to Amsterdam featuring three hotels with three very different concepts.
The field trip began with a visit to the DoubleTree by Hilton Amsterdam Centraal Station, a modern international hotel that caters for both business and leisure guests. This was followed by a visit to the Netherlands’ number one luxury hotel, Conservatorium Amsterdam. Students then got to see inside the world’s first Zoku concept; described as ‘a reinvented apartment hotel’ and aimed at global nomads seeking a home-office hybrid.
Dr. Annette Kappert, Programme Manager for the Master’s in International Hospitality Business at Glion London, led the Amsterdam trip. She says, “There’s no better way to support our classroom learning than by seeing how hospitality works in practice.”
“We are always grateful to our friends across the hospitality industry for their willingness to accommodate Glion students; not just for field trips such as this, but also our industry internships.”
While learning was top of the agenda in Amsterdam, there was also time to experience some of the more interesting of the Dutch capital’s dining concepts. Another highlight was a ‘Tea Discovery’ workshop hosted by Sommelier Lysbeth Vink at Hotelschool The Hague.
Students were duly impressed. Typical comments included, “Thank you so much for taking us to Amsterdam. You really gave us the opportunity to learn even more, and discover potential employment opportunities, from great people in the industry. The magic that you worked has not been missed by my classmates.”
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