Alumni portraits

An influential international alumni network

Graduates of the Luxury Hotels School work on every continent.

They occupy strategic positions, from F&B Director to General Manager, as well as in the Marketing, Events, Sales and Housekeeping departments.

Etienne Haro, Managing Director
The Mark Hotel, New-York

"The Luxury Hotelschool has enabled me to focus on my passion and acquire the essential foundations for a career in the luxury hotel industry. The quality of the teaching and the support of the teaching staff gave me the confidence I needed to enter some extremely demanding establishments".

Laëtitia Forbes, Events Director
Le Meurice, Paris

"I entered the world of luxury thanks to the Luxury Hotelschool and my work placements in some very prestigious establishments. When my last training supervisor went to Le Crillon, he incorporated me into his team, where I stayed until I arrived at Le Meurice".

Fabrice Afuta, Managing Director
Hôtel Raphaël, Paris

"The Luxury Hotelschool really helped me to structure my way of thinking, allowing me to launch and successfully complete many projects."

Aya Hanova, Managing Director
Arev Collection, Saint-Tropez

"Setting an example is crucial in the luxury hotel industry. You must always remain courteous and professional, whatever the circumstances. It's vital to remain humble.

At Luxury Hotelschool, I never forget that we are educated in this culture of strong values of respect and courtesy."

Nicolas Cousin, Purchasing Manager
Shangri-La, Paris

"The Luxury Hotels School gave me a solid grounding in business, marketing, strategy and leadership. These are skills that I'm proud to bring to a group as dynamic and ambitious as Shangri-La".

Nicolas Lemouchoux,
Sales Director, Southern Europe
InterContinental Hotels Group

"At the Luxury Hotelschool, we learn about all hospitality roles, from catering to activity management. There are no white-collar workers in the hotel world, and it is vital to understand every part of the hospitality industry to be able to sell a product or an experience."

Ngoc-Anh Hoa, Managing Director
Aravinda Resort, Vietnam

"The Luxury Hotelschool really helped me to structure my way of thinking, allowing me to launch and successfully complete many projects."

Rémy Herber, F&B Director
Kimpton St Honoré, Paris

"The Luxury Hotels School has been a real springboard for my career. The fact that it's a school run on a personal scale made it easier for us to talk to each other so that we could gain confidence in a stimulating environment".

Michaela Amader, Sales Director
Hotel President Wilson, Geneva

"At the Luxury Hotelschool, the academic courses are of a high academic quality with teachers and professionals who share a very enriching vision and experience."

Thomas Laborde, Quality Manager
Hôtel Cheval Blanc, Paris

"The strength of the programmes at the Luxury Hotelschool lies in the wide variety of subjects taught and the expertise of the lecturers. It gives you all the skills you need to work in a luxury hotel."

Marie Grosyeux, Deputy Director
Les Airelles, Courchevel

"The teaching staff at Luxury Hotels School work closely with us, are very available and approachable. They are very committed to our future, giving us the ammunition and technical keys to our career path without ever putting false ideas in our heads, and insisting on the rigour inherent in the hospitality professions".

Julien Michelot, Managing Director
Palace Es Saadi, Marrakech

"The Luxury Hotels School taught me the essential values of our profession: hard work, excellence, pleasure, and sharing. Luxury is based on service and excellence, but with a genuine sense of conviviality."

Justine Gonthier, Sales Director
The Ritz-Carlton Hôtel de la Paix, Geneva

"The right balance between operational and management courses is essential at the Luxury Hotelschool, which also has a large address book filled with the most prestigious establishments."

Layla Pitalua, Housekeeper
Ritz, Paris

"The Luxury Hotelschool has given me rigour and discipline, as well as the knowledge and skills to carry me through my career."

Benoit Larbi, Sales Manager
Plaza Athénée et Le Meurice, Paris

"In addition to solid theoretical training, the Luxury Hotelschool shares its network to give us access to the finest establishments so that we can do our work placements there."

Pierre Bernard, Restaurant Manager
Duende** par Pierre Gagnaire, Nîmes

"The Luxury Hotelschool really helped me to structure my way of thinking, allowing me to launch and successfully complete many projects."

Cassandre Amaya-Grimon,
Spa Operations Manager
Groupe Nuxe

"My time at the Luxury Hotelschool gave me a global view of the hotel industry and an understanding of its inner workings. The knowledge I've acquired in marketing, management and finance comes in useful on a daily basis."

Zine Meziane, Managing Director, Saudi Arabia
The Ascott Limited

"The Luxury Hotelschool enabled me to acquire an academic framework and knowledge, in addition to my basic hotel skills. This has helped my international career to grow rapidly."

Marine Delestre, Talent, Culture & Social Projects Manager
Pullman Paris Montparnasse

"The courses at Luxury Hotels School are taught by professionals who are experts in their field. This means their shared experience all the more valuable"

Nawfal Marzak, Restaurant Manager
Le Chantecler*, Nice

"From the Luxury Hotelschool, I remember the rigour, the high standards, the personal knowledge through the quality of the courses, and the closeness to a passionate teaching staff. The school's management is very involved in the students' day-to-day lives, and this allows everyone to flourish."

Anne-Gaëlle Bellanger, Junior Sales Manager
Oetker Collection, Antibes

"The courses at the Luxury Hotelschool are exciting and very formative, like Business & Marketing Strategy."

Antoine Daussy, Sales Director
Hôtel Royal Savoy, Lausanne

"The quality of the courses at the Luxury Hotelschool allowed me to gain a successful first experience at the George V. All those that have followed, right up to the present day, stem from this end-of-studies placement."