This year for the first time, students worked on challenging issues submitted to them by hoteliers. 5 teams won the first Young Talent Awards. Here are the winners and finalists, congratulations to them and see you next year for a new competition.
1st Young Talent Awards
After months of anticipation and hard work, the winners of the first Young Talent Awards, the first and only competition to honor students in the hospitality sector, were revealed.
Congratulations to the Pic’Ology team who won the first challenge launched by Accor on the importance of involving their clients in the sustainable transition of the hospitality sector. This first prize was awarded by Nicolas Saint-Marc, Vice President Talent & Culture Operations France, Accor and Antoine Dubois, Senior Vice President Marketing & Guest Experience Southern Europe, Accor.
Special praise also goes to the finalist teams The Game Changers and Together Heroes, who met this challenge with brilliant ideas.
The Horizons’ Eaters team won the challenge brought by Disneyland Paris which was about the levers of attractiveness of the sector while maintaining a quality service to the customers. This prize was awarded by Xavier Louyot, Franchise Director, Disneyland Paris.
The finalist teams were Bellamy-Mouton-Moley, MIH and PROFs who also brought innovative and efficient solutions.
The team NHL Stenden’s Workday Warrior won the challenge launched by Hilton on the diversity of roles available in the hospitality industry which reflects the variety of guests. The prize was given by Laetitia Barchewitz, Cluster Director of Business Development, Hilton.
Special praise also goes to the finalist teams Talenton and The Fresh Hoteliers who worked hard to propose creative solutions.
Congratulations to IMHI 4 IHG team who won the challenge brought by IHG Hotels & Resorts which was about creating a recruitment campaign aligned with the group’s action plan Journey to Tomorrow. The prize was awarded by Eric Viale, Vice-President & Managing Director – Southern Europe, CIS & Georgia, IHG Hotels & Resorts.
Congratulations also goes to the finalist teams ERA ALIZE and Madinina Power who met this challenge with flying colors.
IMHInence team won the challenge brought by Radisson Hotel Group which was about improving the recruitment process as well as the onboarding experience. The prize was awarded by Shwetal Randive, Global Senior Director, Learning, Talent Development and Employer Branding, Radisson Hotel Group. The other finalist teams Sisu! and The Game Changers proposed adequate solutions to this very topical challenge.