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Nicolas Graf

Associate Dean, NYU Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality

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Over the past 20 years, Graf has delivered executive education courses for companies in Asia, North and South America, and Europe, and has served as a consultant in the fields of asset management, strategic planning, and business development. Most recently, he served as chief academic officer of Les Roches Global Hospitality Education, a top-ranked hospitality and tourism management school, where he oversaw all faculty, academic programs, and admissions for the school’s five campuses. Prior to this role, Graf served as managing director of Alain Ducasse Education & Consulting, and professor and director of the IMHI Center of Excellence in Hospitality, Food & Travel at ESSEC Business School in Paris. Before joining ESSEC, he was a professor at the University of Houston, a professor at the Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne, and a visiting professor at NEOMA Business School. Graf’s research as a scholar focuses on strategy and corporate finance. He has published in numerous academic journals, including the International Journal of Hospitality Management, the Real Estate Finance Journal, and the Journal of Retail and Leisure Property. He also has published a number of applied articles in industry journals and newsletters such as the HVS newsletter, hospitalitynet.org, ehotelier.com, tourismroi.com, and EHLITE Magazine. In his new role as associate dean of the Tisch Center, Graf will lead the Center in creating innovative curricula, engaging industry partners, and attracting high-quality students from around the world.

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How to recruit and retain young hospitality professionals in a post-pandemic industry

Nicolas Graf, associate dean, clinical professor and chair of New York University"s Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality, will soon unveil the school"s new Hospitality Innovation Hub. Departure from the norms of doing business is key to the post-pandemic survival and success of the hospitality industry, says Graf.

NYU School of Professional Studies Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality Breakout

The Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality provides you with the knowledge and skills you need to advance your career in the hospitality, events, travel and tourism sectors. Through an innovative curriculum taught by a faculty of expert practitioners, you gain an in-depth understanding of these dynamic fields.

2015: Still bigger, but bigger better

Just how important is size to a hotel company’s future competitiveness? Strategically, says Nicolas Graf, Director of the IMHI Center of Excellence in Hospitality, Food & Travel at ESSEC Business School in Paris, size will be of the essence: but not necessarily for all the conventional reasons.

2015: Still bigger, but bigger better

Just how important is size to a hotel company's future competitiveness? Strategically, says Nicolas Graf, Director of the IMHI Center of Excellence in Hospitality, Food & Travel at ESSEC Business School in Paris, size will be of the essence: but not necessarily for all the conventional reasons.

“Grow the network but don't dilute the value”

Philippe Baretaud is Accor’s head of development in the EMEA region. On behalf of the Hotel Yearbook, Nicolas Graf, Academic Director of the MBA in hospitality at France’s ESSEC Business School, met with Philippe recently to talk about the outlook for growth, development and investment in the years ahead.
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