By applying some of the principal courses such as Marketing, Human Resources, and Finance, the students had to create a business plan based upon a hotel project abroad.
During the presentations, the jury members had to envision themselves traveling to foreign countries in which that hotel project business development’s resides. For instance, they went to Dubai for the creation of a French Restaurant, in Iceland for the opening of hotel specialized in Wellness and Seminars. The jury also explored the business development in Lisbon for the launch of a co-working space concept.
“This project allowed us to apply all the knowledge acquired during our past 5 years at Vatel Switzerland. It was a great way to utilize our skills and know-how within a project. It was a great challenge, as it applied tactics of being able to sell the project to future investors which consisted of the jury. As some of the teachers are also entrepreneurs, they have gone down this path too of business planning and investment research. The project enabled us to realistically build and defend a business plan within the market.”
Our students are now ready for their next professional adventure, some will go on to work within Europe, others in Canada or the Gulf States. We wish them great success!