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Vilnius, Bordeaux, Paris: itinerary of someone “in love”
Mante Valotkaite, a Lithuanian who recently graduated from Vatel, tells us about her budding career in events management.
Close-up on a job: human resources management
Jean-Charles Poinsignon, a recent alumnus, has a dream job for his very first position: Human Resources Assistant at Le Meurice. He welcomes us into this prestigious Parisian palace and enthusiastically talks to us about his new job...
A hotel director’s logbook
A 2016 alumnus and now the director of a three-star hotel in Chambery, Jade Perrenes tells us what she does every day.
A third Vatel Campus in Russia
The new Vatel Sochi School will open in September 2018. After Vatel Moscow, which opened in 2005 and Vatel Kazan, founded in 2009, Vatel Group is proud to announce it will be opening a third campus in Russia.
Ratios and Radisson
A Vatel 2008 alumnus, Lucie Leblet tells us about her job as a Revenue Manager in Nantes, her home town.
“A management auditor doesn’t just do audits”
Let’s meet Emmanuelle Bachelier, a 2015 alumnus and the Purchasing Comptroller at the legendary Crillon Hotel.
Vateliens, ambassadors of the Vatel spirit
Curiosity, humility, team spirit... A Vatelien shares his commitment to values his school transmitted to him.
Who can manage a hospitality group?
Imagine that for an entire week, you’re managing a four-star hotel and a resort in the Indian Ocean: what an interesting challenge, one that our MBA students in teams more motivated than ever, brilliantly met!
Will a Vatelien soon be the best receptionist in the world?
When she graduated with her Bachelor from Vatel Switzerland in 2015, could Florence Delhaise have imagined that she would win, just two years later, the Bucherer Trophy for the best receptionist? Of course not. On November 11th however...
Vatel students take on the Eurhodip Start-Up Challenge
With the Eurhodip Start-Up Challenge, international teams of students compete to imagine tomorrow’s hospitality and tourism industries. Let's discover this experience of creative brainstorming with Vatel students.
In the heart of human resources
A 2015 alumnus, Charlotte Thouroude always knew that human resources was her thing.Preparing the reopening of the legendary Hotel de Crillon? A long-term challenge, but also a true opportunity for this young lady.
Vatel celebrates Silpakorn University International College’s 15th anniversary
Vatel Bangkok would never have seen the light of the day without its priceless partner: Silpakorn University International College, which has just celebrated its 15th anniversary. An opportunity to look back on the launch of Vatel Bangkok, in 2003.
Welcome to the most beautiful hotel in the world
What is it like working at the Chablé Resort & Spa, recently voted the most beautiful hotel in the world? Proud of this recognition, in love with her native land of Mexico, Mariana Argueta Chávez shares her passion for the hospitality industry.
Transatlantic is chic
His entrepreneurial spirit is what led Moise Sfez to Vatel. Three years later, his dreams have come true with a concept that revamps American lobster rolls and one that promotes the Vatel spirit: passion, transmission and innovation.
Ten good reasons to leave with Marco Polo
A traveler - salesman - ambassador, Marco Polo introduced Asia, at that time nearly unknown, to Europe. This inspirational fate has given its name to Vatel’s international exchange program, where students can study at another Vatel campus for a year.
Around the tables in Jordan
Restaurant Manager in Amman, Peter Abdel Massih loves his job where he enjoys gastronomy from the entire world.
Do, re, mi, Annecy
The daily challenge luxury hospitality faces? Philippe Gourgaud, a Vatelien, believes that you have to know how to continuously adapt yourself, invent experiences and bring them to life: this is what he does every year for the festival in Annecy.
Camille Oliva, a Champs-Elysees headhunter
A Vatel 2014 alumnus, today Camille Oliva heads the Marriott Group’s Training & Recruitment department at their Paris pilot hotel.
The one who succeeded...
And what if Thomas Matteï’s years at Vatel was a TV series? He answers right away: Friends! And here’s a new episode: The one who... is now the Bristol Paris Sales and Marketing Coordinator.
Vateliens: a huge global family
With many different exciting careers, Vatel alumni make up a huge international network. Committed to their school and its values, they like hosting Vatel students for their internships.
Success in Tel Aviv !
A unique concept taking the best of both worlds from renting apartments and staying in hotels, the Sweet Inn startup is opening entities all throughout the world. At the head of her Sweet Inn in Tel Aviv, the Vatelien Dana Hamisha, tells us about her job.
Professionals partners speak about Vatel
Yves Mudry, who has been the Sofitel So Bangkok director for the past three years, speaks about how he worked closely with Vatel when he was in Thailand.
“Promoting my country as a destination for tourists“
Ana Sofia, a Mexican and Vatel France 2009 alumnus, transformed her final internship into her first job and then climbed the corporate ladder until she reached the position of Deputy Director of the Paris Office at Mexico Tourism Board
Vatel, a global reputation
“My school has a great competitive advantage, its global reputation. When I accepted a job in Thailand, the director had heard of Vatel and my degree was a real advantage.” Verena Spelz, class of 2015, tells us about Vatel global reputation.
A Vatelien in Amsterdam
Like Francois Vatel did before her, Isabel supervises the banquets in one of the most beautiful hotels in the world. A 2016 alumnus, she tells us about the years she spent at Vatel, her job and her life in the Netherlands.
Both goals reached
"Working for the Accor group and if possible in Asia": this was the ambition of Clément Boyer, Vatelien class of 2015. His job today? Guest Relations Officer at the So Sofitel Bangkok Hotel in Thailand.
A Vatelien who is a magician with figures
Finance, Administration, Christelle loves these subjects so much that she decided to do the Revenue Management Specialization for her 5th year at Vatel. And the mathematical result: she was hired at the Marriott as their RM Analyst!
Professionals speak about Vatel
The Human Resources Manager at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler in Canada, Moses Chew tell us about why he works with Vatel.
Vatelalumni.com: an international professional network
Vatelalumni.com, free and connected to your LinkedIn profile, will soon be one of your favorite internet sites!
A new Vatel campus in Georgia
It’s now official: a Vatel School will be opening in Tbilisi and will open the doors to its first students in September, 2017.
Vatel Reunion grand opening ceremony
A new Vatel School has opened on Reunion Island! A look at the grand opening ceremony and a video of the facilities.
Back to Martinique
As she impressed the La Suite Villa hotel managers during an internship, Morgane Mahieu was hired as the hotel’s Sales and Marketing Manager as soon as she graduated.
“Work hard, play hard”
A hard worker and player, the Vatelien Bettina Ygolinsky is now in charge of the three restaurants at the Novotel Samui Resort in Thailand.
CirVath rewards its research experts
In the framework of the 9th edition of the International Journal of Tourism, Vatel Manila and Vatel E-Learning won the Innovation and Research Awards.
11th International Vatel Convention in Mauritius
Vatel Mauritius students received the Directors of the 39 Vatel Schools on their campus, and they were warmly thanked for the high quality of their services.
Success in Rhode Island
Located between New York and Boston, beautiful in winter and festive in summer, Newport has won Bernardine over! With her first job right after her internship, this Vatelien has now lived for the past two years in the United States.
From Sofitel to Sofitel
Frederic Ribault, a 1997 alumnus, is the Sofitel Buenos Aires General Manager and in charge of upmarket hotels for the Accorhotels group in Argentina.
From an internship to a job
Already hired and named as ambassadors of the city of Albi in Ho Chi Minh City! Discover this touching story of 2 Vietnamese students, as told by Ludivine Borie, their internship supervisor...
From the educational choice to Bora Bora
An interest that turned into a passion and then a vocation: Thomas Poli, a Vatelien, tells us about what sparked this and the job he currently has in Bora Bora
Julie Roue’s jobs
Finances at the Plaza Athenee, restaurant services in London and now Human Resources at the 5* Hotel Banke in Paris... a Vatel alumnus can work in many different fields.
Alexis, an ambassador of the Parisian art of fine living in New York
The French Maison Kayser company, exported to the USA, put Alexis in charge of opening its third shop in New York. After that, this Vatelien opened 2 other shops, before taking on the Network Manager position of the 5 shops in the Central Western zone.
A Vatelien in the Islands
After having spent three years in Saint Barth, Andre Kamin has now settled down in Polynesia: this young 28 year-old man is now the Restaurant Manager for a 5-start Relais & Chateaux hotel. Let’s have a look at this success.
The Marco Polo Program: my year at Vatel Manila
Back at Vatel Lyon after having spent a year at Vatel Manila, Natacha tells us about this experience, one that allowed her to better understand her own personality as well as honing her professional project.
A Vatelien puts star-awarded Chefs into jars
A Vatel Lyon alumnus, Helene Myon is now the Product and Quality Manager at Boco, a chain of fast bistros with recipes from star-awarded Chefs... served in jars!
Keys to leading teams
A Vatelien and Restaurant Manager in a Parisian five-star hotel, Raphael Roques manages teams up to 35 in peak seasons. Let’s meet him.
Vatel students welcome Malginfs
They’ve arrived! The four student nurses Vatel is supporting kicked off their international humanitarian internship by stopping by at Vatel Madagascar.
What does a hotel Guest Coordinator do?
What Pollyana Salerno likes the best about her job at the Ritz Paris Hotel is that though she has many administrative responsibilities, she’s still able to have good deal of hands-on contact with the hotel’s guests.
A brilliant success in Shanghai
A Vatel 2016 alumnus, Quentin Laurent landed his first job: Operational Manager at the La Villa Le Bec in Shanghai.
Cassandre takes the helm of her destiny
The universe of airports, aviation... For Cassandre Debonneville, it’s turned into a passion! Is this compatible with hotel management education?
Alumni tell it as it is!
Ten Vateliens from the 1994 to 2015 classes speak to us at work to answer the same unique question: how did your school help you to succeed?
Happy New Year!
The directors and professors of the 35 Vatel Campuses, their 7,000 students and 30,000 alumni wish you a very happy New Year 2017
Julie, what do you do at the Rosewood in London?
The “Guest Service Relations” job exists in most lines of work. But what is it like in the hospitality industry?
Along the Mekong...
A child’s dream come true among elephants... this is the Success Story of Camille Budry, the Pakbeng Lodge General Manager in Laos, and a 2010 alumnus.
From Nimes to New Delhi
An Indian flavored 2nd year at Vatel: that’s what Claire de Piero, who went to India this summer and who will soon be leaving for Goa for her internship, is having.
Vatel receives the “Best Hospitality Management School” award
The most senior representatives in the international hospitality industry give Vatel the Best School Hospitality Award. An entire profession thus acclaims them.
A Vatel Paris 2013 alumnus, Candice Ragot began her career in England where she has been constantly promoted in the Dorchester Collection’s Restaurant Services department.
A Vatelien figure whisperer
Classifying figures is one thing, but knowing how to interpret them and making them yield their information is another and that’s Arnaud Marin’s job, as the Revenue Manager for 6 hotels.
A Vatelien’ s travel log
Internships in Rhodes and in Cannes, a year in Vatel Los Angeles, working in Paris and in London: Virginie Vaillant’s Success Story is now boarding and will be landing soon in Marrakesh!
Long term strategy and daily operations
Communication about the services of one of the most beautiful hotels in Marrakesh is Virginie’s, a 2011 alumnus, full time job.
There are no borders when conveying knowledge
Pierre Laroche was a Vatel Paris professor. Today he is still teaching the French art of hospitality in China.
Spanish style sales and web
Are you at ease with figures and new web technologies? You’ll like Julien Marechal’s job for the Melia International hotel chain! Let’s meet him.
Vatel supports the Malginf humanitarian project
The same international spirit that students have Vatel and 4 students in nursing undertake a humanitarian project in Madagascar.
My Marco Polo year in Vietnam: an international choice
A Vatel France student, Roxane Hamel will tell us about the year she spent in Asia.
My Marco Polo year in Vietnam: an internship in a five-star hotel in Danang
Roxane Hamel, a Vatel Ho Chi Mihn second year student, takes advantage of her year abroad to do her internship in one of the most beautiful resorts in the country.
Emilie gives us her point of view on special events in Barcelona
A Vatelien who has lived in Catalonia for the past six years, Emilie uses her imagination to propose awesome events for her customers.
Hired in his Specialization
Philippe Goujon - who graduated in 2015, was immediately hired as the Inventory Manager of a 5 star hotel located in Paris.
A Vatelien’s French Touch in the Emirates
Creating your company in Dubai: Virginie did it and can help you do it too.
Climbing up the steps at Cannes
Anne Sophie Vasselin - who graduated in 2015, was immediately hired as the F&B Manager of a 5 star hotel located in the French Riviera...
What is required to be a Revenue Analyst?
Guillaume Perbet - who graduated in 2015, was immediately hired as the Revenue Analyst of two Sofitel hotels in Luxembourg…
Boosting tourism in Haiti, a social and political challenge
Jean-Paul Guillobel, a Vatelien and a Hotel Marketing Consultant in Haiti, gives us his opinion on the touristic wealth his native island has.
They say that three is the magic number!
An English student attending Vatel Lyon, Phoebe chose Vatel Madrid for her second Marco Polo year to become trilingual!
Vatel Planet N° 8 in 8 points
The 2016 edition of the 35 Vatel Campus’s magazine has just been published! Let’s take a peak into this 8th edition
A 2016 International Convention filled with symbols
35 years old, 35 Campuses and the 10th Convention which took place in the new Vatel Bordeaux facilities, the Group’s first franchised School.
Transmitting passion to the younger generations
Captivating speeches, shared experiences, the Vatel Switzerland Careers Forum sparks vocations.
Loving Switzerland all year round!
A Vatelien who thrives in her functions as Events Manager for a 5-star hotel, Alexandra Clauss tells us about her career path.
The 4 Vatel Schools in France represented in the same hotel by 4 alumni
Vateliens are all over! Step in to the Nantes Radisson Blu and you’ll understand...
The greatest resume ever
Vatel Tunis and Vatel Los Angeles alumnus, Siera M’Halla speaks five languages and stood out in each of her professional experiences. She’ll tell us how she built her international and multi-skilled resume.
The Hollywood queen of special events
The Guest Relations Officer at a 5* Beverly Hills hotel and founder of her own special events agency, Siera M’Halla, a Vatel 2013 graduate, is now living the life she always dreamed of!
Young generations from the entire world meet at Vatel
Does an international school help to work better together? Reply is in Vatel Nimes and Vatel Switzerland...
The Night at the Hotel
Have you ever heard of “The Night at the Museum?” Here’s the version that takes place at a hotel, starring Yannick Godfrind, the Duty Manager at a five-star hotel in London.
A Vatelien’s tips for London
You’re planning on visiting London? You want to stroll around the roads of the English capital? Follow the guide!
A career that gets off to a good start
Six hotels tried during his studies, one job offer before graduation and one opportunity to start his own business in Hong-Kong...
The conquest of 5 cities in 3 years
Beijing, Brussels, Paris, London and now Hong-Kong: discover the exciting Success Story of a Vatelien who knows how to get noticed!
A Vatelien and a fork on the road to success
In the Table Arts family, Camille Mochon, a Vatel 2003 graduate, decided upon TheFork.com as the Key Account Manager.
Quality is luxury: how can we reach this?
Isabelle B, a Vatelien and the President of the leading quality measurement agency for luxury hotels, gives us her answer.
French TV shares Vatel Nimes students’ daily lives
Learning the skills needed to be a manager, quick employability, international careers... Vatel, the passport that gets you hired. See the video.
Happy New Year 2016
Vatel students, their professors and staff members would like to wish you an excellent new year and invite you to have a look at this video...
Marie earns another star
An MBA Vatel newly graduated student as well as being the European Valedictorian, Marie Organ started her career with the greatest victory for a hotel manager: having her hotel earn a new star!
A worldwide success for the Biennial
Are you wondering why Vatel has a partnership with the Lyon Contemporary Art Biennial? The answer is in the international press.
Hospitality: a field conducive to creating businesses?
After having spent seven years at GL Events and seven others at Accor, Thomas Garmier, a Vatel ‘99 alumnus, decides to start his own business in April, 2014. Here’s his Success Story!
American management at Uncle Sam’s
After a year of specialization at Vatel Los Angeles, students take part in a traditional American graduation ceremony.
Preparing a successful Marco Polo year in Argentina
From his application to his daily life on the Vatel Buenos Aires Campus, Leonard tells us about his 2nd year in South America.
The adventures of ExpediaMan
From Guest Relations in a five-star hotel to supporting hotel managers to optimize their turnover at Expedia: Jeremie Zeitoun, a Vatel 2010 alumnus, tells us about his career.
Facts and Figures on the Vatelien network
Just like the increasing number of Campuses, Vatel Clubs are opening around the globe, bringing together more and more alumni.
He founded his own Revenue Management company in Martinique
A Vatel 2012 alumnus, today Jean Baptiste Tourtelot exports his job to Martinique.
Departure Vatel, destination the world
When you listen to Paul Barthe, the Sofitel Bogotá Victoria Regia Gerneral Manager, it’s almost like you’re travelling...
The success story of a Vatelien in Zurich
Agathe Lambert, the Sales and Special Events Coordinator at the Marriott Hotel, presents her job to us and tells us about her days at school.
New Vatel Campuses open
The very first student intakes, new Campuses being opened: Vatel is continuing to export its educational methods throughout the world.
A Vatelien who’s not afraid to get his hands dirty
Emile’s goal upon graduation: selling the bread his family makes on their farm. This success is a dream come true.
A Brazilian Success Story for this Vatelien
Do you want to travel, see new colors and get some positive energy? Have a taste of this hearty Success Story.
Julien Berthillon tells us his 7 key thoughts leading to success
Julien, the Dubai Radisson Blu Receptions & Banquets Manager, tells us his seven thoughts that have guided his career.
When your first internship becomes your first job
Finish each internship and maintain your network! Here is the recipe for success of Rebecca, a graduate of Vatel Switzerland in 2014.
Vatel, Ilan Athouel’s lucky star
"Vatel gave me what all students are expecting from a school: springboard towards a fulfilling job"
And if true luxury means being exceptional?
"The true authenticity of a hotel or restaurant is conveyed by the people who work there." Cynthia Groggia, a Vatel 2013 alumnus, F&B Coordinator & Administrative Executive by the 5 star luxury InterContinental Hotel in Geneva.
Florian Veyrier, a Vatelien who loves challenges
"I’m truly convinced that my passion for the hospitality industry in general is what allowed me to meet all the challenges I fixed for myself."
Vatel Alumni Network Conference
Vatel Club Ambassadors met up in Tel Aviv to discuss new ideas about making the Vatelien network more dynamic
Students with a promising future
Hospitality professionals give testimonials about working with Vatel...
Vatel, an illustration of French know-how exported all over the world
TV5 World, in its documentaries on how different people all around the globe see France, chose Vatel Mexico for its Latin America broadcast.
Overhauled, with additional content, Vatel Planet 2015 has just been published!
A successful face-lift for Vatel Planet, the annual magazine for all Vatel Schools.
Never say never...
How did the Vatel teaching method convince David Bulcke, “anti-school” student to study for five years? Why did he finally choose Hospitality and why does he love his job so much? David gives us a trio of answers for these questions.
A Vatelien in the Capitol of the United States
A Vatelien in the Capitol of the USA? That’s right. Hichem Aloulou, a 2011 alumnus, is now the C.F.O. of the Capitol Hill Hotel in Washington D.C. Hey, what did you expect?
Let Emilie take care of everything when you visit Barcelona
After having spent five years in very different jobs in the most beautiful hotels in the city, at just the age of 25, Emilie Ehrmann Fletcher has become an entrepreneur, creating her own special events agency.
Focus on young Pauline’s success story
Pauline Collet, a Vatel 2014 alumnus, was hired for her first job as the Account Manager for the Paris Hilton La Defense and Paris Hilton Orly Airport Hotels.
Vatel Moscow celebrates its 10th anniversary
Opened in 2005 in Russia, Vatel Moscow has just celebrated its 10th anniversary
When two Vatelien friends manage one of Morocco’s most beautiful palaces...
Discover Julien’s and Benjamin’s joint interview: a tale of 1 great friendship and 2 huge successes.
A Vatelien opens a Vatel Campus in Kigali
A young entrepreneur from Rwanda, Nicole Bamukunde is preparing the launch of the first Campus in East Africa. 1st Vatel Kigali intake: September 2015.
A second Vatel Campus opens in California
After Vatel Los Angeles in 2008, the second Vatel Campus in the US will open in San Diego.
USA, Communication & Hospitality
A Vatel 2012 alumnus, today Julia Jachowicz works as Marketing & Communication Manager between New York, Miami and San Fransisco, where the three offices of Project One Hospitality, a company founded by Christopher Roberts, a Vatel 2006 alumnus, are loca
Udai Singh’s road to success
Udai Singh, who came to France to study at Vatel, went back home to India where he is now the General Manager of a Paradiso Group hotel.
Four stars and not a cloud in the sky for Camille!
OKKO, a new hotel concept opened in France in 2015? Vateliens are already there!
General Manager in a hotel, a tantalizing job
“I graduated from Vatel in 2009 and I began managing the Empire Paris**** thanks to a personal opportunity I was able to take advantage of and trust that was accorded to me.” Guillaume Crouin
A General Manager who totals 9 stars
Jeremie Achiardy started managing his first hotel just two years after he graduated from Vatel! Motivation, humility, shaking hands with Lady Luck? All three of them sir!
So where is Lucas now?
It’s hard keeping up with our Vateliens. Their careers change at such a quick pace!
Fabio’s on a roll!
Fabio Pagani, a Vatel 2014 alumnus, founded his own company : “The Rolling Chefs“
Ludivine Brayat’s dreams are her reality
A Vatel 2014 alumnus, Ludivine Brayat was immediately hired as the Sales and Marketing Coordinator at the Renaissance Paris Le Parc Trocadero Hotel, another step closer to what she had always dreamed of doing.
Vateliens can work in all different sectors of economics!
Are you kidding? Even lawyers are hiring Vateliens now! No, we swear this is the truth and nothing but the truth!
2015: The year of China
The Group’s pilot School is celebrating its 25th anniversary: students, with songs, dances and sketches put on a great show for their guests!
Edwin Mason, a Risk Hunter
Vatel 2011 alumnus, Edwin Mason is now an Internal Auditor in Accor Group’s Dubai office.
Sophia Annour’s recipe for success - Part 2
In her first interview, Sophia gave us a few ingredients for her success recipe. Now let’s see how she landed her first job, what she does on a daily basis, what she thinks about this job, and what she thinks the future holds for her.
Sophia Annour’s recipe for success: Part 1
Sophia Annour, a Vatel 2012 alumnus, is one of these Vateliens who succeeded quickly: for the past two years she has been the Revenue Inventory Executive the Marriott International Group, based in Dubaï.
Luxury, Hospitality and an Alumnus
Let’s have a look at the flamboyant success of a young Vatelien who is just starting a promising career: Martin Vitte, the Sales Manager at the Park Hyatt Paris Vendome Hotel.
Welcome to Romain Kervadec’s workshop
The Operations Manager of the Paris Penthievre Atelier des Chefs is Romain Kervadec. He’s a Vatel 2011 alumnus and will tell us about his job.
Vatel Switzerland awarded
Hospitality professionals gave the Award for the Best Educational Innovation to Vatel Switzerland.
Jean-Paul Guillobel, an expert in the Haitian tourism market
With his Vatel dipoloma in 2010, he came back to Haiti with a wealth of professional experiences and is now one of the most famous hotel marketing consultants in the country.
Romain Baron, a 2013 alumnus, already coveted by recruitment officers!
Here’s how Romain was able to build that very effective resume.
Marine Parrot’s life in the Americas and in Asia
In 2012, she jumped at the opportunity to be hired as the Guest Relations Officer at the Sofitel Plaza Hanoi in Vietnam. Since that, she signed another contract in August, 2014...
Jie Bao’s past, present and future
A Vatel 2007 alumnus, for the past two years Jie Bao has been the F&B Manager of the boutique hotel The Yihi Mansions in Nanjing, China.
From a child’s dream to being his own boss
Here is the story of Hugo Muller, a kid who never liked school and who, with his hard work, finally got his diploma from Vatel in 2013 and is full of ideas to make a success out of this restaurant he just bought.
Catering and planes: Jean-Baptiste Grillet tells us about his exciting job
Servair, the leading French company in the field of catering and logistics in air transportation... This is where Jean-Baptiste Grillet has worked since graduating from Vatel
Charles Brusson finds himself in hospitality
A Vatel 2012 alumnus, Charles Brusson works at the Brussels Le Plaza Hotel as the Sales Executive for the French market
Right after she graduated with her Bachelor Vatel from Bangkok, Phimnaphas Akharakasempongsa was hired by the five-star luxury Four Seasons Bangkok Hotel as the Special Events Assistant Manager.
This Valedictorian already has a job: Cassandre Milliere gives us her good news!
Cassandre Milliere, the 2014 postgraduate Valedictorian, was just hired as the Operations Assistant Manager at the Ermitage de Corton, a four-star boutique hotel in the French Burgundy region.
Malek Ayad’s seven stars
A Vatel 2006 alumnus, Malek Ayad is currently the Operations and Development Manager of two three and four-star hotels in Algeria: Seven stars, 300 keys and one great Success Story!
Chloe Wu’s “China-France-China” trip
A Vatel 2008 alumnus, Chloe Wu is currently the Sales and Marketing Director for Merrill Gardens major in senior living industry.
“My life in China” by Melanie Canou
Graduated in 2010, Melanie is now Assistant F&B Manager at the Sofitel Shanghai Sheshan Oriental Hotel in China.
Nicolas Tessier and the Human Resources department are recruiting 600 employees in the most famous Parisian hotel to open in the past few years
Nicolas, a Vatel 2005 alumnus tells us his success story...
Guillemette Notarangelo Dormans’ tenacity wins
Let’s look at Guillemette’s Success Story - a passionate, pugnacious and determined Vatelien with a brilliant career.
Jenny Fournier invites us to Myanmar
Graduated in 2013, Jenny is now Resident Manager at the Viewpoint Lodge & Fine Cuisine Hotel in Myanmar
Maxime Gibrat, Wine & China
A Vatel Paris 2002 alumnus, Maxime Gibrat has been working in China for almost seven years, including six years in the Links Concept Company, one of the main importers and distributors of wine to Hong Kong, Macao and China.
Catherine Cardoso pays tribute to Francois Vatel
Catherine Cardoso, Special Events Manager for over ten years at the Four Seasons George V Palace, is a Vatel 1998 alumnus.
Eugenie Jason Igout, “Pretty Vatelien” in the Four Seasons Beverly Hills, Rodeo Drive
For the past year, Eugenie Jason Igout - a 2005 alumnus - has been working at the Four Seasons Beverly Wilshire, as the Quality and Innovation Manager, a position the hotel recently created.
Thomas Boccard: the man who has 4 jobs!
Thomas Boccard graduated from Vatel Nimes in Mai, 2013 and he already leads a team of 55 as the Assistant Manager for the INSEAD facility in Fontainebleau for Sodexo Prestige Sports et Loisirs.
Live from the Sultanate of Oman, Irene Fenart tells us her story
Right after graduating, in June, 2013, Irene Fenart was hired by Six Senses Zighy Bay in the Sultanate of Oman as the Sales Coordinator. Eight months later, she was already promoted to Sales Executive.
In Jean-Baptiste Lavenir’s eyes
Bachelor Vatel graduate, Jean-Baptiste Lavenir will give us his point of view on his new job as a Junior Portfolio Analyst at Metis, a company located in Lausanne, Switzerland.
And the winner is Vatel Bangkok!
Vatel Thailand won the 1st winner prize of Accor Take Off Students Challenge 2014 Final Round in Paris.
The Vatelien Alumni Network version 2.0 has gone live!
Whether you are a student, a Vatel alumnus, or a company, this site is for you. To discover as soon as possible !
Maira Delumeau loves working at the Shangri-La Paris Hotel
Maira Delumeau, a Vatel Paris 2011 alumnus, who has worked since May 2014 at the Shangri-La Paris Hotel.
Matthias Cadet and his Innovative Connected Fast Good Food!
Matthias opened his first restaurant, Max à Table, on 30 April of this year in the Chartrons district of Bordeaux. What sets his restaurant apart is the innovative use of tables with touch screens.
Rafael Solorzano tells us “Why”
A Vatel 2011 alumnus, for the past year Rafael Solorzano has been the F&B Manager of the Managua Palms Casino in Nicaragua, Central America.
“Tea Time” with Diane Vervin
Now here’s a Success Story that will have you licking your lips: it’s Diane Vervin’s, a Vatel Lyon 2013 alumnus, who has been the “Telesales - Sales Representative” in England for La Compagnie des Desserts. Yum yum!
Yann TOUZET invents and proposes “APPRO’Solutions”!
Yann Touzet, a Vatel Lyon 2001 graduate, spent several years in London in the Westminster Palace purchasing department, before coming back to France to found his own company: APPRO’Solutions.
Jean-Baptiste Melet travels the world and succeeds brilliantly
A Vatel Switzerland 2013 alumnus, Jean-Baptiste Melet fulfilled his dream: working in the prestigious Four Seasons hotel chain in a hotel located in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, USA...
Julien Garrone, a very special events creator
Let’s take a closer look at Julien Garrone's story (Vatel Lyon 2010 graduate), his company (Eurosites Group Georges V) and his job (Assistant Operations Manager )...
Vatel Bangkok in the final of the Accor Student Adventure contest!
Students of Vatel in Bangkok are among the five teams selected out of 40 schools and 100 teams.
Vatel Alumni Networking Tour, Act II
Vatel Alumni Club Ambassadors met in Nimes, France, for their second conference.
Jerome Percepied, hospitality in his genes...
After having worked in several French cities, in England, in Mexico, in the Emirates and the States, at the end of 2013, Jerome Percepied was hired as the Assistant Resort Manager at the Four Seasons Costa Rica.
“Dream Big,” Caroline Fournigault’s leitmotiv
After she got her MBA Vatel from Paris in 2011, Caroline Fournigault decided to complete her studies with an MBA in Vatel Los Angeles that she obtained in 2012. Her dreams then led her to the Miami Sofitel then to the New York Sofitel where
Christophe Cogez, a consultant, Vatel Alumni Club Paris Ambassador and family man, all at the same time
A consultant for nearly three years with Dehoux Conseils, Christophe Cogez is also the Ambassador of the Paris Ile de France Vatel Alumni Club.
8th Vatel Group International Convention
The Vatel Manila Campus, which opened in 2007, hosted Vatel School Directors as well as members of Vatel Corporate, for their annual Convention.
Adrien Malajmare: Vatelien and the City!
Adrien Malajmare, a Vatel Paris 2011 alumnus, currently works as the F&B Assistant Manager at the New York City Sofitel Hotel
Jeremie de Fombelle, an exceptional Success Story!
Before Jeremie de Fombelle was 30, he had already managed a hotel in Cambodia, saved two five-star hotels with financial difficulties in Thailand and Bali with financial difficulties and he is now preparing to open a 300 room hotel in Shanghai. An excepti
Analysis and pivot tables with Emeline Laucagne, a Revenue Manager
Emeline Laucagne, the Vatel Lyon Master’s Degree Valedictorian, was recruited as the Revenue Manager for three Novotel Hotels in Paris. She’ll tell us about her job.
Vincent Ascarat, a Valedictorian in Monaco
In May 2013, Vincent Ascarat graduated as the Valedictorian in his MBA Vatel from Bordeaux. Since September, 2013, Vincent has been working in the Human Resources department of the four-star Riviera Marriott
Clement DEMARAIS, a challenger in the Australian Outback
Several years ago, Clement Demarais decided to give a helping hand to an Australian couple to develop their Key Restaurant Maleny concept, taking the General Restaurant Manager’s job. Three years later, this Vatel Nimes 2005 alumnus is proud to have met
From luxury hotels to high class bus services, Olivier MICHEL is revolutionizing up-market transportation in Lyon
“I love my city. I love hearing that it’s the most beautiful city in Europe.” This Vatelien turned his love for Lyon into his job, and gave those living in or visiting Lyon their first imperial bus tour with Opentours.
Antonin Brault, a young Vatelien with a bright future!
Here’s the first Success Story of a Vatel student who graduated from Switzerland!
Launch of the Vatel-Mexico School at the French Embassy Residence in Mexico.
On March 24, 2014, the Residence of the French Embassy in Mexico organized a reception to announce the launch of the Vatel Mexico Hotel and Tourism Management School that will open for its first class in the Mexican Alliance Francaise facilities, in its P
Antonin Brault’s Marco Polo experience
Antonin Brault, a Vatel Switzerland 2013 graduate, tells us more about his second academic year at Vatel where he went to the Mauritius Campus.
Thomas David, named the best Southern African “Master Chef”
A Vatel Lyon 2005 alumnus, David Thomas moved to Namibia in 2009 and opened his own restaurant, Le Lyon des Sables, on the Walvis Bay seaside.
Yang ZHAO’s international weeks
Yang Zhao loves his job! A Vatel Nimes 2008 graduate, he has been the Marriott International Group E-Commerce Manager since November 2013.
Virginie Vaillant’s “London Eye” on the Events and Reservations Manager’s job
For the past two years Virginie Vaillant has been the Events and Reservations Manager at the famous Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester Restaurant.
Stephanie Roux proves the proverb: “Great oaks from little acorns grow”
A Vatel Nimes 2012 alumnus, Stephanie Roux, is responsible for opening a BandB in Aubenas as the hotel’s General Manager.
Scott Gordon, “hospitality opens so many doors”
Here is the Success Story of Scott Gordon, Vatel Paris class of 2011. He’s now the Special Projects Manager - Sales & Marketing for Sofitel Worldwide, and he’s not going to stop there!
Paul-Eric Licari invites us to the movies: projection of the Rooms Division Manager’s job
The Sanctum Soho in London... This charming hotel, full of character is where Paul-Eric Licari, who graduated from Vatel Lyon in 2010, has been working as Rooms Division Manager for the past three years.
Martin Bremond, from hospitality to education
Martin Bremond, a Vatel Nimes 1998 alumnus, works today as the Administrative Manager and Technical Adviser to develop CEESO, the European Osteopathy Higher Education Pole.
Let’s stroll down the French Riviera with Vanessa Protat
A Vatel Paris 2009 alumnus, Vanessa has been the Leisure Activity Market Manager at the NH Nice Hotel for over two years.
Jean-Baptiste Karsenty, a Vatelien “on the road again” with his yellow scooter
Eighty percent of Vateliens work in the Hospitality-Tourism fields for their entire careers. Some of them though, like Jean-Baptiste Karsenty, decide to work in a different field altogether...
Chahrazade Baroudi aimed for the moon and reached it!
Here's the Success Story of Chahrazade Baroudi, Vatel Lyon class of 2013 and already Sales & Marketing Manager in charge of developing the F&B sector, by Alain Ducasse for the Museum of Islamic Art, in Doha, Qatar.
Jean-Christophe DOMENECH: a five-star luxury Success Story
Jean-Christophe has worked in gourmet restaurants in London, in the Le Bristol and Plaza Athenee Palaces, before being hired as the Management Auditor of the five-star luxury Hotel Lancaster in Paris. And this is where he currently works.
Celine Thillaye, the perfect blend of Hospitality and Communication
For the past two years, Celine has been working as the Sales Manager at the Royal Monceau-Raffles Paris, a new generation Palace.
Nicole Tonge, down to business!
As soon as she was doing her second year internship at Vatel Nimes, Nicole Tonge had already set a goal for herself: being hired after her Bachelor’s Degree in the accommodations department of a hotel. And here she is!
Hubert, the Asian Ambassador
A Vatel 2010 alumnus, Hubert works at Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa in Cambodia as the Rooms Division Manager and supervises about a hundred employees.
Paul Lortal: Five years of school at Vatel, five years of professional experience!
Question: What differentiates a Vatelien from a student who graduated from another school? Just read Paul Lortal’s Success Story. He graduated from Vatel in 2012, and is the “Head Banquet Waiter” at the Sofitel Hotel in Montreal, and you’ll have
Florie Lechapt, from one revelation to another
What is so great about our Vatelien Success Stories is that we’re able to realize how much Vatel alumni love their jobs and are able to convey this passion. For example, in this Success Story, where Florie Lechapt, a Vatel Paris 2009 alumnus tells us he
Cesar Oge: Hong Kong, here we come!
Right after he finished studying at Vatel Nimes in 2012, Cesar Oge was contacted by a head-hunting agency for the position of Strategic Development Manager for the English Market of the Dayuse-hotels.com Internet site. Cesar had this job just for over a y
Vatel on Campus Channel: 2014 Replay
A replay of the 2014 Vatel live interview on Campus Channel: relevant questions from candidates, clear answers from Vatel!
Today she's in Dubai, tomorrow the world is open
Virginie is one of these generous Vateliens, seeking responsibilities and international adventures. At the age of only 25, this beautiful young lady is already the Guest Relations Manager of the 4-star Novotel World Trade Centre Dubai Hotel, where she als
How Elsa Morichau-Beauchant created her own job
In 2010, Elsa Morichau-Beauchant started working with the La Villa Madame Hotel team in the Parisian Latin Quarter, that had opened two years before. She took advantage of her internship to outline the job she herself created and still holds today: Sales