The colours of the EHTL represented at the “Most Talented Leaders Hospitality Challenge”.

2020.12.14

The EHTL is pleased to announce that the team “The Striving Red Lions”, made up of four students from the BTS “Hospitality Management” course, has successfully passed the first stage of the MTHLC competition and will therefore participate in the semi-finals to be held on 11 January 2021.

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What is the MTLHC?

The Most Talented Leaders Hospitality Challenge (MTLHC) is an international online competition organised by the Institut de Tourisme et d’Hôtellerie du Québec, in Canada, during which students from different schools in the hospital sector are confronted with real-life case studies. Partners Épik Collection and Fairmont Hotels and Resorts provide participating teams with study material describing problems facing the hospitality industry today that are waiting to be solved.

The competition is being held online over a 3-month period from November 2020 to January 2021. Participants have the opportunity to be mentored by industry experts who provide outstanding professional advice and engage in leadership and project management skills development activities.

Through an initial case study, the teams had to develop a “Sonolux” concept, a hotel based on sound and light, and present a project combining innovative ideas, precise visions and advanced technologies. And all this backed by the human and financial resources to make it possible. A first stage which was to culminate in a five-minute presentation video and which enabled the Luxembourg team to advance to the semi-finals which will take place in January 2021 and give access to the final round, a second case study judged by a jury of 9 professionals known worldwide.

Who is taking part?

10 teams from eight hotel schools around the world are taking part in this competition. Students from Luxembourg, France, the Netherlands, Germany, but also from Canada, India and the United States compete in this three-month online competition.

“The Striving Red Lions”

“The Striving Red Lions” is the Luxembourg team which, during the competition, defends the colours of the École d’H’ôtellerie et du Tourisme du Luxembourg. And this with the help of Claudine Thoma, a teacher at the EHTL who gives the team the benefit of her experience and professionalism thanks to her advice and support throughout the competition.

The Striving Red Lions present themselves  here