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NAME: Carlos Fritz
NATIONALITY: German
GRADUATION YEAR: 2006
PROGRAM: BBA in Hospitality Management
CURRENT POSITION: Hotel Manager, 7Pines Resort Ibiza

For Carlos Fritz, graduating from Glion fired the starting gun on an extraordinary global odyssey in hospitality.

The list of establishments on his CV is certainly impressive. You’ll find Jumeirah Emirates Towers in Dubai,

St Regis Resort in Aspen, St Regis Mardavall Resort in Mallorca, Badrutts Palace in St Moritz, Adlon Kempinski in Berlin and Relais & Châteaux Park-Hotel Egerner Höfe in Rottach Egern, among others.

“I tried many different types of hotels, so I could gain experience and really understand their different approaches to hospitality. But it was also about finding out for myself what suits me best,” he explains.

“I think it’s important for new graduates to make use of the great possibilities this fantastic industry can offer. Learn from other cultures, from your colleagues and from your managers.”

Now Carlos has returned ‘home’ to the island of Ibiza, where he spent much of his childhood. Having joined the team at the newly-launched 7Pines Resort last year, he has recently been promoted to Hotel Manager. “Sometimes it’s magical how the circle of life turns out,” he says.

The managerial role is one he relishes. “I’m responsible for all operating departments at this fantastic property. As a hotel manager I am confronted with many different types of situations and challenges; but over the years I have learned that there is a solution to absolutely everything.

“One of my favorite subjects to study was psychology, and I believe this knowledge and interest is now helping me in my daily routine.

Carlos looks back on his time at Glion with fond memories. “I had a fantastic time during my time in Glion and am grateful for the chance to have met so many wonderful people. It wasn’t just the professional aspect, but also the impact it had on my personal growth. Glion helped me tremendously and even today the ‘Glion Spirit’ is still omnipresent.”

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Glion Institute of Higher Education
Glion Institute of Higher Education is a private Swiss institution offering bachelor’s and master’s degrees in hospitality, luxury and event management to an international student body across three campuses in Switzerland and London, UK.
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