The event took place at Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme on December 08, 2016.


About the 2016 laureate

First Place: Marine Mortin


Marine Mortin, a Master student from IMHI – ESSEC , has won the 9th edition of the Hyatt Student Prize. The award ceremony took place on 8 December 2016 at Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme.












About the 9 finalists & laureates












Marine MORTIN, from IMHI ESSEC (Laureate of the 2016 edition)

Diyana Mohamed Waheed DEEN, from Les Roches International School (1st Runner-up)

Raphael PELE, from La Rochelle Business School / Sup de Co La Rochelle (2nd Runner-up)

Maria LOJO QUINTAS, from Centro Superior de Hostelería de Galicia (Coup de « coeur »)

Sophie AUDINET, from ESTHUA – Université d’Angers

Christoph KOTTKAMP, from Hotelschool The Hague

Yuqi LIU, from École hôtelière de Lausanne

Anna PELKONEN, from Glion Institute of Higher Education

Giuseppe Francesco PERROTTA, from The Oxford School of Hospitality Management


About the Jury members


The Jury Members were representing major French and international companies who support this initiative. These personalities represent different backgrounds, from the worlds of entertainment, literature, hospitality and luxury business.









Carlo d’Asaro Biondo, Jury’s President

President EMEA Strategic Relationships at Google

Vincent Ducrey, Jury Member

Co-founder & CEO at HUB Institute

Patrick Alexandre, Jury Member

Executive Vice President Commercial, Sales and Alliances at Air France-KLM

Héleri Rande, Jury Member

Director of Business Development Europe, Middle East and Africa at Puccini Group

Laurent Cintrat, Jury Member

Vice President Sales – Danone

Frank Lavey, Jury Member

Senior Vice President Operations Administration Hyatt Hotels and Resorts

Philippe Faure, Jury Member

Ambassador & Chairman of the Board at Atout France – Tourism Development Agency

Pierre Ferchaud, Jury Member

Vice President of the Club Leaders of the International Hotel and Luxury