About the prize


The purpose

Hyatt supports the growth and development of the next generation of hoteliers and leaders in the industry.
It believes that hotelier is a true profession requiring education, training and foremost leadership and passion.

Consequently, in 2008, Michel Jauslin – Area Vice President, Hyatt Hotels and Resorts, launched The Hyatt Student Prize.

The goal of The Hyatt Student Prize is to support the growth of next generation of hoteliers by supporting the schools who contribute to bring these inspired students together and who provide them with qualitative academic knowledge

The schools invited to join The Hyatt Student Prize competition are prestigious international hospitality management schools, offering Master’s degrees. Each school is represented by the student that it has identified as being its most talented. The nomination process is based on specific criteria set by Hyatt Hotels & Resorts. The Jury has selected 8 finalists invited to the final phase of the event.

Jury

The jury and the chairman consist of renowned names from the world of entertainment, literature, the arts and the luxury market. The judges do not include Hyatt representatives in order to make the decisions more reliable.

Schools participating

The schools invited to join The Hyatt Student Prize competition are the most prestigious International Hospitality Management Schools, offering Master’s Degrees. The primary objective is to present an innovative award to the most talented student of the International hospitality industry from among the schools selected by Hyatt and invited to present their best candidate. Through Hyatt’s experience with these schools, their international reputation, the quality of their educational programs and students, Hyatt is convinced that their participation will contribute to the success of The Hyatt Student Prize.

Nomination process

Each school is represented by the student that it has identified as being its most talented. The nomination process is based on specific criteria set by Hyatt Hotels & Resorts. Students must be at least 21 years old and be knowledgeable in English.  Of all candidates, a small group of finalists are selected by the jury based on their profiles. These candidates will then be invited to The Hyatt Student Prize event.

Ceremony

The prize ceremony is held early December every year. The jury members meet with each student for individual interviews. During the prize ceremony , the laureate identified as being the most talented and a Leader of Tomorrow receives The Hyatt Student Prize trophy from the President of the Jury.

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