One of the reason our students choose to study at Glion is undoubtedly the school’s connection with the hospitality world. During their studies, student have plenty of opportunities to meet experts working in the industry and have a taste of the business.

On Friday 18th of August Glion Semester 4 students, organized by lecturer Reka Mizsei spent a day at the finest hotel in London, The Ritz.

The students were met by Front Office Manager and Glion alumnus Ben Dalton along with the Assistant F&B Manager Kolua in a private room. The pair gave the students an insight on selecting the right team and talked about interviews, CVs and internship experience at the Ritz. They also discussed the importance of the dress code, dining etiquette, meet & greet, exchange of business cards, time management and the best practices to communicate in an international team.

“A total of 17 different languages are spoken within the rooms division team at The Ritz, which is very beneficial for communicating with our international clientele effectively. Having different nationalities among the team also creates an understanding of many different cultural layers and values.” – said Ben.

The group enjoyed a world-renowned Afternoon Tea served by Semester 3 Glion students from the Swiss campus who are currently on their internship.

After indulging in the colourful selection of sandwiches and cakes, the students were shown around the hotel by Glion London student Maria Mattson (also currently on her internship). During the visit, the team was greeted by the Head of Concierge and ‘Mr Piano Man’ Ian Gomes, who has been at The Ritz for over 21 years!

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Photo credit: Glion lecturer Reka Mizsei

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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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