First Place: Camille Dubois,
Camille Dubois, who was representing Groupe Sup de Co La Rochelle has won the 10th edition of the Hyatt Student Prize.
« I am proud to have received this internationally recognized award. The Hyatt Student Prize will help me to open doors and create a network, including with former laureates. »
Camille won a round trip to Chicago offered by Air France, accommodation offered on site in Hyatt hotels, a cross-functional exposure in Chicago-based Hyatt headquarters and 1.000€ pocket money to cover expenses. She and her school also received both a Baccarat trophy.
In March 2018, Camille redeemed her prize and met Mark Hoplamazian, CEO of Hyatt Hotels & Resorts.
She shared: » (…) the week was absolutely amazing and I am extremely grateful for this opportunity that was given to me. I have learned and networked a lot with fascinating and passionate people… ».
Selection of the candidates
A total of 23 schools specialized in international hospitality were selected to join the competition. Following the competition’s requirements, each student had to be at least 21 years old, prepare a Master’s degree and speak English fluently. A first selection, based on the student files and video presentations, was made by the pre selection jury members in December 2017. Then, 10 finalists were selected to participate to the ceremony and final competition in January 2018.
Marta Casas (The Air France’s Crush) / Centro Superior de Hosteleria de Galicia
Marta wins a weeklong internship at Air France – La Première’s team and a round trip to New York offered by Air France
Hadrien Bedarida (The Google’s Crush) / Hotelschool The Hague
Hadrien has a choice between a one week internship at the Google offices in France or a stay to attend the International Google Technology conference.
Varisha Shankar (The Evian’s Crush) / Institute of Hotel Management Aurangabad (IHM-A)
Varisha wins transportation and a stay at Royal Evian luxury Resort in France
Year after year, these personalities represent a variety of backgrounds from the worlds of luxury hospitality, international upscale business, entrepreneurship, sports, entertainment, etc.
Laurent Cintrat – Jury President
Vice President Sales Evian Volvic World
Patrick Alexandre – Jury Member
Executive Vice President Commercial, Sales and Alliances Air France-KLM
Carlo D’Asario Biondo – Jury President
President EMEA Strategic Relationships Google
Frank Lavey – Jury Member
Senior Vice President, Global Operations Hyatt Hotels & Resorts
Fleur Pellerin – Jury Member
Managing Partner Korelya Former Minister of Culture & Communications
Robert Pirès – Jury Member
Former International Soccer Player & Consultant BeIN Sports
Malene Rydahl – Jury Member
Author and Keynote speaker