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Nicolas Graf

Associate Dean at NYUSPS Jonathan M. Tisch Center for Hospitality and Tourism

Nicolas Graf is Professor and Director of the IMHI Center of Excellence in Hospitality, Food & Travel at ESSEC business school in Paris. He received his Ph.D. from the Pamplin College of Business of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, with a concentration in corporate finance and strategic management. He received his MBA degree from HEC Lausanne and from the Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne in Switzerland.

His research focuses on strategy and real estate finance in the hospitality industry. Prior to joining ESSEC, Nicolas was Professor at the University of Houston, Professor at the Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne and Visiting Professor at Reims Management School. He has also delivered executive education courses for various companies in Asia, North and South America and Europe, and has conducted several consulting projects in the fields of asset management, strategic planning and business development.

Articles by Nicolas Graf (4)

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 ...

2015: Still bigger, but bigger better

Did size matter?Back in late 2012, I made a few predictions for the Hotel Yearbook 2013. I titled the paper "Size matters" as I envisioned the short-term future of hotel chains to be about even more growth in order to regain some power in the online distribution space. The ...

Size matters

In 2013, size will matter even more for hotel chains, writes Nicolas Graf of France's ESSEC Business School. The Hotel Yearbook asked him to explain why, and how he expects the hotel chains will achieve it.