Montreux, Switzerland 10 November, 2015  — Glion Institute of Higher Education received the award for Best Hospitality Management School 2015 at the Worldwide Hospitality Awards during a ceremony at InterContinental Paris Le Grand, France, on Nov.5.

“It is truly an honor to receive this award,” said Judy Hou, Director General of Glion Institute of Higher Education. “For more than 50 years, Glion has been at the forefront of hospitality management education worldwide. This is an important international recognition for our continuous academic innovation and leadership in the industry.”

The Worldwide Hospitality Awards is an international competition founded by Georges Panayotis, President & CEO of MKG Group, that was created to allow hospitality companies to highlight their teams’ exemplary achievements in communication, marketing, concept, human resources, social and environmental responsibility, F&B, and digital; and since 2010, it includes a new category called the Worldwide Hospitality Schools Awards.

The organization and development of the Worldwide Hospitality Awards are placed under the control of an advisory board which includes representatives of the global hospitality industry for the hotels competition and representatives of international hospitality management schools as well as the human resources managers of hotel groups for the school awards. An international jury composed of approximately forty renowned figures of the business world, the tourism industry, and the marketing sector (excluding the hotel and restaurant industry) chose the three finalists of the Worldwide Hospitality School Awards on the basis of several key performance metrics highlighted in a special report. Glion was elected the winner through a live voting process that involved more than 800 key leaders of the hospitality industry.

“This award comes at an exciting time for Glion. We launched a new Luxury Brand Management specialization this year and in January 2016 we are offering the Glion MBA in London. This distinction rewards our innovative programs and our constant efforts to meet the industry’s needs and requirements,” said Ms. Hou. “I am also very pleased to see that one of our prominent alumni Ralph Radtke, General Manager of the Ciragan Palace Kempinski in Turkey also won the award of Best General Manager of the year. The standard of excellence continues beyond the school and through our network of alumni.”

Glion Institute of Higher Education
Founded in 1962, 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. Glion also offers a dual-degree MBA and MSc program in partnership with Grenoble Ecole de Management.

Part of Sommet Education, Glion is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. (NEASC) and ranked among the world’s top five higher education institutions for employer reputation in hospitality management (QS World University Rankings 2017).

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About Worldwide Hospitality Awards

For more than 10 years, MKG Group® has undertaken to promote the initiatives of the hospitality industry all around the world through the Worldwide Hospitality Awards. This international competition founded by Georges Panayotis, President & CEO of MKG Group is an opportunity for hotels to highlight their teams’ exemplary achievements in communication, marketing, innovation, human resources, social and environmental responsibility, customer loyalty programs.

With the creation of the Worldwide Hospitality Schools Awards in 2010, a strong link between international hotel management schools and future managers has been established. Since the beginning of the event in 2000, the Worldwide Hospitality Awards have received close to 1200 applications. 150 awards were given during the past 10 years. Candidates from all the continents enter every year the competition.
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Alexia Lepage
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Glion Institute of Higher Education
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