The International Hotel Development and Asset Management Specialization is a program run simultaneously in London and Switzerland. In November, the London cohort enjoyed a two-day academic fieldtrip to the burgeoning creative district of Shoreditch and the City, accompanied by HoCoSo’s Ms. Katharine Le Quesne, who is also Head of Resorts Specialisation at Glion Institute of Higher Education.
The field trip aimed to give students first-hand experience of how new concepts, new supply, regeneration and branding can transform buildings and districts.
They spoke to owners and operators (including: CitizenM, Rosewood, Andaz and Soho House) and advisors (including: Deloitte). The students also visited lifestyle hotel concepts, luxury hotels and hostels.
When asked about why she organised the field trip, Katharine observed “There is no better way to understand where our industry is heading, than seeing the physical product and talking to the people creating value through operations and hotel real estate. It is the most valuable activity I invest in professionally.”
Jonathan Humphries has been appointed as the Head of Specializations to deliver Glion’s new International Hotel Development and Finance programs in early 2018. The program includes the modules of Hotel Asset Management and Concept Creation. The idea of bringing two aspects of the industry together, enables students to gain creative thinking while learning how to maximize the asset’s value. Students that finish this specialization will have a complete different mindset of the industry and will be able to succeed through creative and analytical thinking.
Swiss-based HoCoSo, brings together teams of global experts to create tailor-made solutions for client projects. Jonathan Humphries, Chairman and Owner of HoCoSo, and his direct team specialize in the extended-stay hospitality market, the boutique sector, and resort developments in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). We create innovative and future-oriented solutions for each of our clients across the following three fields of services:
- Product & Concept Creation, for both portfolio & individual asset developments.
- Strategic Project Scoping, Execution & Asset Management, with a focus on strategic business planning, partner selection, and market & financial feasibility studies.
- Hospitality Education for companies and academic institutions, with a focus on course development, training and teaching innovation.