Hotel Knobelboden is one of the first community based project paving HoCoSo’s path of corporate social responsibility, in cooperation with Glion Institute of Higher Education. The family owned hotel was the subject of the Applied Business Project – ABP – (part of the International Hotel Development & Finance Specialisation at Glion Institute of Higher Education). HoCoSo’s Project Director Irene Zijlmans, represented the hotel and enabled and oversaw the communication between the German speaking hotel owners and the multi-lingual students. “It was inspiring working with keen, ambitious, blue sky thinking students on one side and a traditional, practical, family owned, Swiss hotel on the other. “We believe it was for both students and hotel an eye-opening process with a creative, novel and realistic outcome”, Irene Zijlmans.