Hadrien Bédarida, Hotelschool The Hague MBA Student Wins Special Google Prize

19 January, 2018
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On 14 January 2018, 11 finalists from different hospitality schools around the world came together to compete for the Hyatt Student Prize. The Hyatt Student Prize is a great way to identify and reward future talents of the Hospitality Industry. During two days, they had a series of intense challenges, individually or in groups. MBA Student, Apolline Brey-Debals tells us about his experience.

It was a great experience to meet such talented and genuine people, and let’s face it, it was nice to stay at the prestigious Hyatt Regency Paris Etoile! During these two days, I learned a lot about friendship, openness and empathy. I was inspired by numerous talents and professionals from around the world. It was a unique opportunity to network and expand my horizons.

I had the chance to accompany Hadrien Bédarida, Hotelschool The Hague MBA Student and finalists of the 10th Edition of the Hyatt Student Prize. I had the opportunity and responsibility to support Hadrien and represent our school as well. I am glad that he was named “Google’s Crush” by Carlo d’Asaro Biondo, president of EMEA Strategic Relationships.  Hadrien received a special Google Prize at the event that gives him the amazing opportunity to participate in one of Google’s international technology conference.

I was very impressed and proud of Hadrien. For me, he represents humanity, respect, humour and he truly is a leader of tomorrow. I am honoured to be by his side every day and I look forward to our careers in this wonderful industry.

Hadrien had the chance to have Mr. Ajay Kapur and Ms. Yasemin Oruc travelling from Amsterdam to support him and Christoph Kottkamp, a former MBA Student and first Hyatt Student Prize Alumnus for Hotelschool The Hague!

I would like to thank the organisation team and congratulate once more to all the finalists. My number one take away from this journey is that to succeed, you need to stay true to yourself and always seek to improve as a person.

As Hadrien often says since we heard it from a wise man in the streets: “Be crazy but don’t be lazy!”.

Author: Apolline Brey-Debals, MBA Student

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Hotelschool The Hague

Hotelschool The Hague was founded and funded in 1929 by the hospitality industry to create a central place where industry partners could gain and share new insight, skills and knowledge. Since its foundation, the Hotelschool has become an international school specialised in hospitality management offering a 4-year Bachelor's degree in Hotel and Hospitality Management. This degree course is also available as the accelerated International Fast Track programme. Our 13 month Master Hospitality Management programme is designed to deliver the next generation of hospitality innovators.

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