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The itinerary of an audacious young lady
From Vatel to the legendary Meurice Hotel: A Vatel Paris alumnus, Solene Le Blevenec enjoyed a brilliant career in the hospitality industry, before a new challenge put her on the path to entrepreneurship. What is her secret? Trusting other
Julie, what are you now doing at the Rosewood Hotel in London?
The “Guest Service Relations” job exists in about all lines of work. But what is it like in the hospitality industry?
Finance and hotel management at Vatel Switzerland
Vatel Switzerland has created the MBA Finance & Project Development, not just for students from Vatel schools, but also for those with business school degrees, who are seeking a specialization.
Hired just after her internship
Sometimes Vatel students are hired with open-ended contracts right after they do their internships, and even better than that, sometimes new jobs are created for them, and by them.
Vatel professors around the world
A professor of hospitality management, restaurant services and tourism management for over 28 years, Pat Golden-Romero teaches MBA Vatel courses at Vatel San Diego, USA.
Vatel Group meets in Tunis
An annual meeting for all Vatel schools, the International Vatel Convention hosted the Directors of the 41 Group schools in Tunis for three days of discussions and reflections.
An immersion into hospitality-tourism with the 10th edition of the International Journal of Tourism
The Vatel International Research Center in Hotel and Tourism Managementhas just published the 10th edition of its Journal, which targets research and reflections on changes taking place in the hospitality and tourism industries.
Eurhodip, serving professors and students
Eurhodip has federated schools and universities teaching hotel and tourism management, for nearly 30 years. In the association’s last board meeting, where Vatel Group is a key player, new approaches were set forth.
New at Vatel Switzerland
Finance and hotel management schools: two Swiss specialties known throughout the world, that Vatel Switzerland combines in an MBA specialization. This Swiss anchorage is expected to be confirmed in 2021 by the accreditation of its degrees.
Vilnius, Bordeaux, Paris: itinerary of someone “in love”
Mante Valotkaite, born in Lithuania and passionate about France, fell in love with Vatel. A recent Vatel Bordeaux alumnus, she began her career Paris, working in a multifunctional position: events coordinator.
Close-up on a job: human resources management
Jean-Charles Poinsignon, a recent alumnus, has a dream job for his very first position: Human Resources Assistant at Le Meurice. He welcomes us into this prestigious Parisian palace and enthusiastically talks to us about his new job...
A hotel director’s logbook
A 2016 alumnus and now the director of a three-star hotel in Chambery, Jade Perrenes tells us what she does every day.
A third Vatel Campus in Russia
The new Vatel Sochi School will open in September 2018. After Vatel Moscow, which opened in 2005 and Vatel Kazan, founded in 2009, Vatel Group is proud to announce it will be opening a third campus in Russia.
Ratios and Radisson
A Vatel 2008 alumnus, Lucie Leblet tells us about her job as a Revenue Manager in Nantes, her home town.
“My learning path was a bit atypical!”
The hospitality industry? A revelation and love at first sight for Emmanuelle Bachelier. As the management auditor, she prepared the reopening of the Hotel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel and shares her vision of a field where you’re never bored.
Vateliens, ambassadors of the Vatel spirit
Becoming a part of Vatel means being trained, but also acquiring Group values: openness to all cultures, curiosity, humility and a taste for discovery. Jean-Charles Poinsignon, a recent graduate, shares his commitment to the Vatel spirit.
Who can manage a hospitality group?
Imagine that for an entire week, you’re managing a four-star hotel and a resort in the Indian Ocean: what an interesting challenge, one that our MBA students in teams more motivated than ever, brilliantly met!
Will a Vatelien soon be the best receptionist in the world?
When she graduated with her Bachelor from Vatel Switzerland in 2015, could Florence Delhaise have imagined that she would win, just two years later, the Bucherer Trophy for the best receptionist? Of course not. On November 11th however...
In the heart of human resources
A 2015 alumnus, Charlotte Thouroude always knew that human resources was her thing.Preparing the reopening of the legendary Hotel de Crillon? A long-term challenge, but also a true opportunity for this young lady.
Vatel celebrates Silpakorn University International College’s 15th anniversary
Vatel Bangkok would never have seen the light of the day without its priceless partner: Silpakorn University International College, which has just celebrated its 15th anniversary. An opportunity to look back on the launch of Vatel Bangkok, in 2003.
Transatlantic is chic
His entrepreneurial spirit is what led Moise Sfez to Vatel. Three years later, his dreams have come true with a concept that revamps American lobster rolls and one that promotes the Vatel spirit: passion, transmission and innovation.
Ten good reasons to leave with Marco Polo
A traveler - salesman - ambassador, Marco Polo introduced Asia, at that time nearly unknown, to Europe. This inspirational fate has given its name to Vatel’s international exchange program, where students can study at another Vatel campus for a year.
Around the tables in Jordan
The Rodeo Grill Specialty Outlet Manager at the Rotana Hotel in Amman, Jordan, Peter Abdel Massih loves this job where he uses his managerial know-how in a field he enjoys: gastronomy from the entire world.
Do, re, mi, Annecy
The daily challenge luxury hospitality faces? Philippe Gourgaud, a Vatelien, believes that you have to know how to continuously adapt yourself, invent experiences and bring them to life: this is what he does every year for the festival in Annecy.
Camille Oliva, a Champs-Elysees headhunter
A Vatel 2014 alumnus, today Camille Oliva heads the Marriott Group’s Training & Recruitment department at their Paris pilot hotel.
The one who succeeded...
And what if Thomas Matteï’s years at Vatel was a TV series? He answers right away: Friends! And here’s a new episode: The one who... is now the Bristol Paris Sales and Marketing Coordinator.
Vateliens: a huge global family
With many different exciting careers, Vatel alumni make up a huge international network. Committed to their school and its values, they like hosting Vatel students for their internships.
Success in Tel Aviv
A unique concept taking the best of both worlds from renting apartments and staying in hotels, the Sweet Inn startup is opening entities all throughout the world. At the head of her Sweet Inn in Tel Aviv, the young Vatelien Dana Hamisha, tells us about he
Professionals speak about Vatel
Yves Murdy, who has been the Sofitel So Bangkok director for the past three years, speaks about how he worked closely with Vatel when he was in Thailand.
"Promoting my country as a destination for tourists"
Ana Sofia, a Mexican, decided to study hotel management at Vatel in France. A 2009 alumnus, she transformed her final internship into her first job and then climbed the corporate ladder until she reached the position of Assistant Director of the Council o
Vatel, a global reputation
“My school has a great competitive advantage, its global reputation. When I accepted a job in Thailand, the director had heard of Vatel and my degree was a real advantage.” Verena Spelz, class of 2015, tells us about Vatel global reputation.
A Vatelien in Amsterdam
Like Francois Vatel did before her, Isabel supervises the banquets in one of the most beautiful hotels in the world. A 2016 alumnus, she tells us about the years she spent at Vatel, her job and her life in the Netherlands.
Both goals reached
"Working for the Accor group and if possible in Asia": this was the ambition of Clément Boyer, Vatelien class of 2015. His job today? Guest Relations Officer at the So Sofitel Bangkok Hotel in Thailand.
A Vatelien who is a magician with figures
Finance, Administration, Christelle loves these subjects so much that she decided to do the Revenue Management Specialization for her 5th year at Vatel. And the mathematical result: she was hired at the Marriott as their RM Analyst!
Professionals speak about Vatel
The Human Resources Manager at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler in Canada, Moses Chew tell us about why he works with Vatel.
Vatelalumni.com: an international professional network
Vatelalumni.com, free and connected to your LinkedIn profile, will soon be one of your favorite internet sites!
A new Vatel campus in Georgia
It’s now official: a Vatel School will be opening in Tbilisi and will open the doors to its first students in September, 2018.
Vatel Reunion grand opening ceremony
A new Vatel School has opened on Reunion Island! A look at the grand opening ceremony and a video of the facilities.
Back to Martinique
As she impressed the La Suite Villa hotel managers during an internship, Morgane Mahieu was hired as the hotel’s Sales and Marketing Manager as soon as she graduated.
11th International Vatel Convention in Mauritius
Directors of the 39 Vatel Schools met in Mauritius to define together the key focal areas for the upcoming years
From Sofitel to Sofitel
Frederic Ribault, a 1997 alumnus, is the Sofitel Buenos Aires General Manager and in charge of upmarket hotels for the Accorhotels group in Argentina.
From the educational choice to the first job
An interest that turned into a passion and then a vocation: Thomas Poli, a Vatelien, tells us about what sparked this and the job he currently has in Bora Bora
Julie Roue’s jobs
Finances at the Plaza Athenee, restaurant services in London and now Human Resources at the 5* Hotel Banke in Paris... a Vatel alumnus can work in many different fields.
Alexis, an ambassador of the Parisian art of fine living in New York
The French Maison Kayser company, exported to the USA, put Alexis Jebejian in charge of opening its third shop in New York in 2013. After that, this Vatelien opened two other shops, before taking on the Network Manager position of the five shops in the Ce
A Vatelien in the Islands
After having spent three years in Saint Barth, Andre Kamin has now settled down in Polynesia: this young 28 year-old man is now the Restaurant Manager for a 5-start Relais & Chateaux hotel. Let’s have a look at this success.
The Marco Polo Program: my year at Vatel Manila
Back at Vatel Lyon after having spent a year at Vatel Manila, Natacha tells us about this experience, one that allowed her to better understand her own personality as well as honing her professional project.
Keys to leading teams
A Vatelien and Restaurant Manager in a Parisian five-star hotel, Raphael Roques manages teams up to 35 in peak seasons. Let’s meet him.
Vatel students welcome Malginfs
They’ve arrived! The four student nurses Vatel is supporting kicked off their international humanitarian internship by stopping by at Vatel Madagascar.
Alumni tell it as it is!
Ten Vateliens from the 1994 to 2015 classes speak to us at work to answer the same unique question: how did your school help you to succeed?
Julie, what do you do at the Rosewood in London?
The “Guest Service Relations” job exists in most lines of work. But what is it like in the hospitality industry?
Along the Mekong...
A child’s dream come true among elephants... this is the Success Story of Camille Budry, the Pakbeng Lodge General Manager in Laos, and a 2010 alumnus.
From Nimes to New Delhi
An Indian flavored 2nd year at Vatel: that’s what Claire de Piero, who went to India this summer and who will soon be leaving for Goa for her internship, is having.
Vatel receives the “Best Hospitality Management School” award from international hospitality specialists
The most senior representatives in the international hospitality industry give Vatel the Best School Hospitality Award. An entire profession thus acclaims them.
A Vatelien figure whisperer
Classifying figures is one thing, but knowing how to interpret them and making them yield their information is another and that’s Arnaud Marin’s job, as the Revenue Manager for 6 hotels.
A Vatelien’ s travel log
Internships in Rhodes and in Cannes, a year in Vatel Los Angeles, working in Paris and in London: Virginie Vaillant’s Success Story is now boarding and will be landing soon in Marrakesh!
Long term strategy and daily operations
Communication about the services of one of the most beautiful hotels in Marrakesh is Virginie’s, a 2011 alumnus, full time job.
There are no borders when conveying knowledge
Pierre Laroche was a Vatel Paris professor. Today he is still teaching the French art of hospitality in China.
Vatel support the Malginf Association
The same international spirit that students have Vatel and 4 students in nursing undertake a humanitarian project in Madagascar.
My Marco Polo year in Vietnam: an international choice
A Vatel France student, Roxane Hamel will tell us about the year she spent in Asia.
My Marco Polo year in Vietnam: an internship in a five-star hotel in Danang
Roxane Hamel, a Vatel Ho Chi Mihn second year student, takes advantage of her year abroad to do her internship in one of the most beautiful resorts in the country.
Special events, Barcelona style: the challenge of imagination
After having spent five years in the most beautiful hotels in the city, Emilie Ehrmann has become an entrepreneur, creating her own special events agency: La Clef de Barcelone. And she’ll now unlock the door of the Catalan capital...
Climbing up the steps at Cannes
Anne Sophie Vasselin - who graduated in 2015, was immediately hired as the F&B Manager of a 5 star hotel located in the French Riviera...
What is required to be a Revenue Analyst?
Guillaume Perbet - who graduated in 2015, was immediately hired as the Revenue Analyst of two Sofitel hotels in Luxembourg…
Boosting tourism in Haiti, a social and political challenge
Jean-Paul Guillobel, a Vatelien and a Hotel Marketing Consultant in Haiti, gives us his opinion on the touristic wealth his native island has.
They say that three is the magic number!
An old saying that describes the ambitions that Phoebe Mannakee, an English student at Vatel Lyon has. She decided to do her second year with the Marco Polo program at Vatel Madrid to become trilingual.
A 2016 International Convention filled with symbols
35 years old, 35 Campuses and the 10th Convention which took place in the new Vatel Bordeaux facilities, the Group’s first franchised School.
The greatest resume ever
Vatel Tunis and Vatel Los Angeles alumnus, Siera M’Halla speaks five languages and stood out in each of her professional experiences. She’ll tell us how she built her international and multi-skilled resume.
The Hollywood queen of special events
The Guest Relations Officer at a 5* Beverly Hills hotel and founder of her own special events agency, Siera M’Halla, a Vatel 2013 graduate, is now living the life she always dreamed of!
A Vatelien and a fork on the road to success
In the Table Arts family, Camille Mochon, a Vatel 2003 graduate, decided upon TheFork.com as the Key Account Manager.
Quality criteria in luxury hotels
Isabelle Boutteville, a 96 alumnus and President of Excel Place in Paris, puts her pen to paper for Vatel
French TV shares Vatel Nimes students’ daily lives
Learning the skills needed to be a manager, quick employability, international careers ... Vatel, the passport that gets you hired
Hospitality: a field conducive to creating businesses?
After having spent seven years at GL Events and seven others at Accor, Thomas Garmier, a Vatel ‘99 alumnus, decides to start his own business in April, 2014. Here’s his Success Story!
Preparing a successful Marco Polo year in Argentina
From his application to his daily life on the Vatel Buenos Aires Campus, Leonard tells us about his 2nd year in Argentina.
He founds his own Revenue Management company in Martinique
Just like when taking any trip, Jean-Baptiste Toutelot’s trip really begins when he acquires a global passport: his Vatel degree... It recognizes the skills he has in the Hospitality and Tourism Management fields, as well as the specialization that he c
A Vatelien who’s not afraid to get his hands dirty
Emile’s goal upon graduation: selling the bread his family makes on their farm. This success is a dream come true.
Vatel, ilustración de un « savoir-faire » francés que se exporta al mundo entero
Al encuentro de Francia en su percepción mundial, “Destination Francophonie”, programa del canal TV5 Monde, escogió Vatel México para ilustrar su reportaje en América Latina.
Let Emilie take care of everything when you visit Barcelona
After having spent five years in very different jobs in the most beautiful hotels in the city, at just the age of 25, Emilie Ehrmann Fletcher has become an entrepreneur, creating her own special events agency.
Vatel Moscow celebrates its 10th anniversary
Opened in 2005 in Russia, Vatel Moscow has just celebrated its 10th anniversary
Vatel opens its 1st School in Eastern Africa, in Rwanda
Vatel Schools can open any place in the world: in September 2015, school bells will be ringing to welcome the new class in Vatel Kigali, the capital of the “Land of a Thousand Hills.”
Vatel San Diego, the second Campus in California
Rodrigue Colaianni, the Vatel Los Angeles Director, has announced the opening of the Vatel San Diego Campus, in a partnership with the California International Business University, known as CIBU.
Udai Singh’s road to success
Udai Singh, who came to France to study at Vatel, went back home to India where he is now the General Manager of a Paradiso Group hotel.
Four stars and not a cloud in the sky for Camille!
OKKO, a new hotel concept opened in France in 2015? Vateliens are already there!
General Manager in a hotel, a tantalizing job
“I graduated from Vatel in 2009 and I began managing the Empire Paris**** thanks to a personal opportunity I was able to take advantage of and trust that was accorded to me.” Guillaume Crouin
There all is order and beauty.... Luxury, hospitality and an alumnus
Let’s have a closer look at the flamboyant success of Martin Vitte, a Vatel 2009 alumnus who is the Sales Manager of the Park Hyatt Paris-Vendome Hotel
Vatel Switzerland wins 2014 Hospitality Schools Award for the Best Educational Innovation
This year international hospitality specialists, decided to award Vatel Switzerland for its Capstone Program in the Best Educational Innovation category.
Jean-Paul Guillobel, an expert in the Haitian tourism market
With his Vatel dipoloma in 2010, he came back to Haiti with a wealth of professional experiences and is now one of the most famous hotel marketing consultants in the country.
Chloe Wu’s “China-France-China” trip
A Vatel 2008 alumnus, Chloe Wu is currently the Sales and Marketing Director for Merrill Gardens major in senior living industry.
Matthias Cadet and his Innovative Connected Fast Good Food!
Matthias opened his first restaurant, Max à Table, on 30 April of this year in the Chartrons district of Bordeaux. What sets his restaurant apart is the innovative use of tables with touch screens.
Yann TOUZET invents and proposes “APPRO’Solutions”!
Yann Touzet, a Vatel Lyon 2001 graduate, spent several years in London in the Westminster Palace purchasing department, before coming back to France to found his own company: APPRO’Solutions.
Vatel Bangkok in the final of the Accor Student Adventure contest!
Students of Vatel in Bangkok are among the five teams selected out of 40 schools and 100 teams.
8th Vatel International Convention held in Manila, in the Philippines
The Vatel Manila Campus hosted Vatel School Directors from April 26 through April 30, for their 8th International Convention.
Analysis and pivot tables with Emeline Laucagne, a Revenue Manager
Emeline Laucagne, the Vatel Lyon Master’s Degree Valedictorian, was recruited as the Revenue Manager for three Novotel Hotels in Paris. She’ll tell us about her job.
Vincent Ascarat, a Valedictorian in Monaco
In May 2013, Vincent Ascarat graduated as the Valedictorian in his Master’s Degree in International Hotel Management from Vatel Bordeaux. Since September, 2013, Vincent has been working in the Human Resources department of the four-star Riviera Marriott
From luxury hotels to high class bus services, Olivier MICHEL is revolutionizing up-market transportation in Lyon
“I love my city. I love hearing that it’s the most beautiful city in Europe.” This Vatelien turned his love for Lyon into his job, and gave those living in or visiting Lyon their first imperial bus tour with Opentours.
Antonin Brault’s Marco Polo experience
Antonin Brault graduated from the first Vatel Martigny class, a School that opened in 2010. With the Marco Polo exchange program, he spent his second year at Vatel Mauritius, where he mixed his theoretical courses with practical application work in a luxu
Stephanie Roux proves the proverb: “Great oaks from little acorns grow”
A Vatel Nimes 2012 alumnus, Stephanie Roux, is responsible for opening a B&B in Aubenas as the hotel’s General Manager.
Jean-Baptiste Karsenty, a Vatelien “on the road again” with his yellow scooter
Eighty percent of Vateliens work in the Hospitality-Tourism fields for their entire careers. Some of them though, like Jean-Baptiste Karsenty, decide to work in a different field altogether...
Chahrazade Baroudi aimed for the moon and reached it!
Here's the Success Story of Chahrazade Baroudi, Vatel Lyon class of 2013 and already Sales & Marketing Manager in charge of developing the F&B sector, by Alain Ducasse for the Museum of Islamic Art, in Doha, Qatar.
Cesar Oge: Hong Kong, here we come!
Right after he finished studying at Vatel Nimes in 2012, Cesar Oge was contacted by a head-hunting agency for the position of Strategic Development Manager for the English Market of the Dayuse-hotels.com Internet site. Cesar had this job just for over a y
Today she's in Dubai, tomorrow the world is open
Virginie is one of these generous Vateliens, seeking responsibilities and international adventures. At the age of only 25, this beautiful young lady is already the Guest Relations Manager of the 4-star Novotel World Trade Centre Dubai Hotel, where she als
How Elsa Morichau-Beauchant created her own job
In 2010, Elsa Morichau-Beauchant started working with the La Villa Madame Hotel team in the Parisian Latin Quarter, that had opened two years before. She took advantage of her internship to outline the job she herself created and still holds today: Sales