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  2. Leading chef Joël Robuchon discusses the restaurant business and gastronomy at EHL

    During his visit to the school, Robuchon spoke to EHL Hospitality Insights about his global restaurant operations.

    STR’s Global Hotel Study: 2016 in Review from 5 regions around the world

    STR has undertaken its first ever global year-end review of the hotel industry. The report delves into trends impacting the industry both at the regional and market level, with deep-dive analyses on our top three markets to keep an eye on in each region. With insights from our latest forecasts as well as analysis on factors including compression, currency exchange rates, pipeline development, event impacts, performance by hotel class and many more, the study is a valuable tool for anyone with a vested interest in the industry.

  3. The pace of change in the hotel industry is accelerating, driven by new technologies, new owners and fresh thinking; and the opportunity to create new concepts, business models and solutions is unprecedented. EHL lecturer Katharine Le Quesne reflects on industry trends and outlines her key takeaways from the Berlin forum. In linked videos, EHL senior lecturer Jonathan Humphries discusses the conference with former hotel executive-turned-consultant Jan Hazelton, and the chairman of HVS’s London office, Russell Kett, provides his outlook for the industry.

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  4. Hoteliers are facing rising costs and competition from online travel agencies (OTAs) and alternative forms of accommodation. So despite increasing revenues, gross profits have declined across many markets. EHL senior lecturer Jonathan Humphries discusses the challenges faced by hotel executives, with the aim of finding solutions.

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  5. Hoteliers are seeing their relevance diminishing almost daily as customers turn to alternative forms of accommodation and choose to book through OTAs. EHL assistant professor Maggie Chen outlines four actionable steps to stay relevant through customization and personalized services. In a linked video, C-suite executives from major hotel chains, plus Google’s head of hospitality, discuss the industry’s efforts to meet customers’ needs.

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  6. Marriott International President and CEO Arne Sorenson discusses the Marriott-Starwood mega-deal of the decade in an interview with broadcaster and journalist Tanya Beckett at #IHIF2017.

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  7. AccorHotels, with 240,000 employees across 95 countries, is opening a new hotel every 36 hours. Sébastien Bazin, Chairman and CEO of AccorHotels, told #IHIF2017 the business is adopting an asset-lite structure and has “never, ever been stronger”.

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  8. In an interview at #IHIF2017, Dara Khosrowshahi, CEO of The Expedia Group, talks about the level of commissions changed currently by his company and other OTAs, and highlights the trend of de-bundling. Describing Google as a marketing platform and important strategic partner, Khosrowshahi said Google was a very expensive distribution channel.  “They’re like your friend that owns a really big yacht but charges you for it all the time.”

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  9. Despite declines across several major markets, Europe’s hotel industry posted an increase in revenue per available room (RevPAR) in 2016, according to data from STR. Robin Rossmann, STR’s managing director, noted that security concerns have weighed heavily on Europe’s hotel performance during the past two years.

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  10. China’s hotel brands are going global to cater to millions of Chinese who are traveling abroad nowadays. In this podcast, EHL professors Yong Chen and Maggie Chen discuss the phenomenal growth in Chinese tourism, both domestically and internationally.


  11. Outgoing US Ambassador and former Microsoft executive Suzan LeVine recently took part in a panel discussion at EHL on innovation and entrepreneurship.

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  12. He came, he saw, and picked up an honorary professorship at EHL. Jöel Robuchon, whose restaurants around the world have a combined total of some 40 stars, talks to EHL Hospitality Insights about his business empire.

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