Glion Institute of Higher Education Honors Marriott International With 2011 Industry Award for Leadership in Hotel Revenue Management
Switzerland’s Glion Institute of Higher Education, ranked among the top three international hospitality management schools worldwide for an international career, has awarded Marriott International’s Global Revenue Management team its 2011 Industry Contribution Award. The award recognizes Marriott International for its leadership in hotel management training and innovative contributions to applied hospitality, tourism and event management education. [Pictured left, Dr. David Horrigan, PhD, Director, Center of Marketing Excellence Glion Institute of Higher Education; right, Dave Roberts, Marriott's Senior Vice President of Global Revenue Management.]
David Horrigan, PhD, Director, Center of Marketing Excellence, said, “We believe the Global Revenue Management team at Marriott International is unique in their vision, creativity and motivation toward the preparation of students seeking a career in hospitality. We recognize the innovative culture Marriott International has toward higher education’s role in preparing future employees for hospitality careers. We appreciate everything the Global Revenue Management Team has done for our students and want to formally recognize this effort.”
“We are really honored to receive this great recognition from the Glion Institute. Our team works hard to continually push the envelope in revenue management innovation and application. We have a great partnership with Glion, and we’ve hired some stellar graduates from there”, said Dave Roberts, Marriott’s Senior Vice President of Global Revenue Management.
Marriott International’s Sheryl Freedman, international director of revenue management, and the company’s Global Revenue Management team recently worked with Glion to develop a Revenue Management course for Glion’s M.B.A. program, to help prepare graduates to meet industry needs. The course is now considered a leading component of Glion’s M.B.A. program.
In addition to accepting the award, a charitable contribution of 1,500 CHF (approx. $1,600 USD) was be made to the Marriott Foundation for People with Disabilities. Tad Asbury, Executive Director of the Foundation, accepted the donation at the awards ceremony and presentation on February 13, 2012, at Marriott International headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland.
About Glion Institute of Higher Education
Glion Institute of Higher Education (GIHE) is a private Swiss institution that offers undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate programs in hospitality, tourism, and event, sports and entertainment management. Located on two campuses—one in Glion above the famous resort of Montreux on the shores of Lake Geneva and one in Bulle in the heart of the Gruyère region famous for its culinary specialties—GIHE offers its international student body an ideal, safe and multicultural educational environment. In a global survey of 5-star hotel hiring managers, Glion was ranked number 2 among all international hospitality management schools for an international career. Statistically, three institutes occupy this ranking position. (TNS Global Survey, September 2010). For more information, visit www.glion.edu.
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