One of the most powerful and welcoming in the world, the EHL alumni network includes 25,000 graduates of 144 different nationalities. From international hotel chains to watchmaking, finance and luxury products, they are active in a variety of sectors. This November, some of them particularly excelled in various contests among hospitality professionals.

Worldwide Hospitality Awards

Presented at the Worldwide Hospitality Awards ceremony on 5th November, the award for Best Professional Success recognizes a young graduate who has been working no more than 5 years and is under 30 years of age. The winner is distinguished not only for academic results, but also for a promising professional experience in the hotel industry and motivation for making changes in the company and the hotel industry overall.

The Award for Best Professional Success was presented to Marika Beindorff, a 24-year-old EHL graduate with an amazing career path and assertive character. As Digital Field Marketing Manager for Starwood Hotels & Resorts in Dubai, she is responsible for a portfolio of six operational hotels representing close to 2,000 rooms and 50 restaurants and bars.

MILESTONE Award 2015

The winners of the Milestone Award 2015 were announced on 3rd November in Bern, where the awards ceremony took place for the four categories: "Emerging Talent", "Remarkable Project", "Environmental Prize" and "Life Achievement".

Once more, EHL alumni shined in their nominations and awards, through three exceptional projects:

  1. Winners of the "Emerging Talent" award: Elâ Borschberg and Guillaume Luyet , co-founders, Ta Cave Sàrl, Lausanne
  2. Winner of the "Remarkable Project" award: Montagne Alternative Find your Nature, presented by Emilie Seuret 
  3. Nominee "Environmental Prize": Charlotte de La Baume, Beelong 

"Coup de Chapeau" Prize

The foundation of the Association des Restaurateurs du Québec (ARQ) presented a "Coup de Chapeau" prize to Martine Satre, owner of Le Temps des Cerises restaurant in Danville, Quebec, recognizing her contribution to the restauration industry in the region. The prize was presented during an annual gathering on 9th November.

Originating from Belgium, Mrs Satre studied hotel management at EHL. In 1987, she discovered a small presbytarian church with her husband and decided to renovate it with respect for the building's historial elements. Le Temps des Cerises was born, and twenty years later continues to satisfy diverse customers through its cuisine rooted in the use of local ingredients.

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