IUBH Wall of Fame presents

Tim Kalteborn

Tim Kaltenborn

Hyatt Student Prize

In 2009 the Hyatt Hotel Cooperation awarded the Hyatt Student Prize for the most talented European hospitality management student for the second time. "Our goal is to reward the most talented student in our industry, to provide this person with an opportunity to meet Hyatt executives and to discover the management style we put into practice", says Michel Jauslin, Area Vice President Hyatt Hotels & Resorts.

The Prize addresses only students currently conducting a master degree. The university appointed me to represent the IUBH within this competition. Together with 9 more students from all over Europe I was invited to participate in the final at the Grand Hyatt Vendome, Paris.

This was a great chance to exchange thoughts and experiences with the other students and to get to know the European top management of the Hyatt Cooperation. In order to award the winner we were interviewed by an international jury consisting of members from hospitality, education and entertainment.

Finally, embedded into a great gala dinner, the winner was announced. Even though I did not reach for the podium, I returned to Bad Honnef with a positive feeling and lots of new experiences.

Tim Kaltenborn
Top Ten European Finalist Hyatt Student Prize 2009

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