3rd edition


First place: Elisabeth Rollin

Elisabeth Rollin, from ESSEC Hospitality (IMHI) School, near Paris is currently studying for an MBA in Hospitality Management. During her apprenticeship in the Hospitality Industry, she gained experience working with three luxury hotels.

Exposed to an international environment since her youth, the hospitality world represents for her a quest dedicated to the well-being and satisfaction of guests.

Ideally, she sees herself working as General Manager in a luxury hotel group. “I am really honoured to win this prize. I would like to develop my management and leadership skills. I hope to gain a global perspective on the best practices in the industry.
This experience in combination with my passion for hospitality will make me a better leader of tomorrow”.

Elisabeth has been awarded a trophy created by the French manufacturer of fine crystal glassware, Baccarat, exclusively for this occasion, as well as the chance to fly Business Class, courtesy of United Airlines, to Chicago where Hyatt Hotels Corporation has its head office.

She will also travel to Zurich to visit the offices of Hyatt’s division for Europe, Africa and the Middle East, staying one week at Park Hyatt Zurich.

Finally, this lucky winner will enjoy a week in Paris, spending time with the general managers of Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme, Hyatt Regency Paris-Madeleine and Hyatt Regency Paris-Charles de Gaulle, as well as a total of €1,000 spending money to cover personal travel expenses.



From left to right: Daniel Picouly, President of Jury, Marion Boilley, second prize, Elisabeth Rollin,laureate 2010, Anna Francke, third prize and Nikos Aliagas, Master of the Ceremony .



Elisabeth Rollin in Chicago with Robb Webb, Chief Human Resources Officer – Hyatt Corporation


Elisabeth Rollin in Zurich with Rakesh Sarna, Chief Operating Officer – Hyatt International


Elisabeth Rollin in Paris with the Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme Managing team


Elisabeth Rollin in Paris with the Hyatt Regency Paris-Charles de Gaulle Managing team

First place: ESSEC Hospitality (IMHI)

« By building upon its roots, both French and European, ESSEC has taken a conscious step into the increasingly global market of higher management education, in which competition is stiff and many structural changes are in progress. Schools are merging, forming privileged partnerships across national boundaries and setting up subsidiaries. The strong alliance with Mannheim, a consequential international network, and a strategic presence in Asia place ESSEC among the key players.

The quality of a higher education institution is, first and foremost, a reflection of the quality of its Faculty. ESSEC is an academic institution of excellence where research activity feeds the act of teaching on a daily basis and infuses our collaborations with business. 110 permanent professors, educated by the world’s top universities, carry on ESSEC’s world-renowned tradition for academic excellence. The greatest asset to ESSEC’s ambition and dynamism is a Faculty capable of marrying the richness of our European heritage with the complexity of a global world. » More information on www.essec.edu

Second place: Marion Boilley – Paul Bocuse Institute in Lyon


Third place: Anna Francke – Cornell University in the USA