To unlock new areas of growth, hospitality entrepreneurs and managers around the world are launching new concepts that break with conventions. From a Japanese hotel that doubles as a fashion label to a Parisian Café that produces its own music, these concepts are blurring the lines between media, retail, and hospitality. At the same time, technology, consumer behaviors, and deregulation are also forcing hoteliers, restaurateurs, and service providers to review the fundamentals of their value proposition and go beyond their traditional role as a provider of "places to sleep and eat". This is a time of great opportunity for hospitality and F&B businesses, and this course will help you understand these opportunities and seize them with a confident hand, allowing you to create and implement successful new concepts for existing businesses or new ventures.

Why take this course ?

  • Design and develop a successful hospitality concept - from the strategic and creative level down to the day-to-day operations.
  • Understand how existing hotels, restaurants, cafés, bars, and private clubs can be turned around with a strong concept

Youri Sawerschel - Senior Lecturer

Youri Sawerschel is the Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Creative Supply, a creative consultancy present in Zurich and Paris. Solicited for his creative thinking skills, Youri has been involved with projects focused on creating, launching and managing brands in Europe, China and the Middle-East. He has worked with brands as diverse as Kempinski Hotels, UBS, EPFL and Mondelez. Youri is also the author of dozens of articles on the topics of brand strategy, storytelling and entrepreneurship and is a lecturer at ESSEC Business School in Paris, at EHL Hospitality Business School and at Geneva School of Business (HEG). Youri graduated from the Ecole des Arts Décoratifs in Geneva and holds a Bachelor from EHL Hospitality Business School.

This event is organized by EHL Graduate School

Designing Hotel and Restaurant Concepts
EHL Hospitality Business School