All ESH M1 students work in teams of four to six to conceive, research, write and present business plans (in French in M1 Paris and in English in M1 London). Themes are suggested by an advisory board of hospitality professionals and ESH faculty. Some themes that have been imagined and explored are: Managing solid waste in the Hospitality Industry; Conceiving a low-cost four-star hotel; Sourcing and operating a 100% organic French restaurant; Creating an organic brasserie from scratch in a business district; Building a chain of organic fast-food restaurants; Developing a wine bar (in Shanghai, Paris and London); Imagining an ecological hotel (in London and Annecy); Cross-over Branding between a hotel and a luxury product; Transforming a four-star hotel into a Palace; Imagining a nomad hotel (Galapagos); Proposing a hotel-NGO partnership in developing countries...
Selecting the best faculty is one of the secrets of ESH's success (all M1 lecturers): Rachel Page and Thierry Mérel were all three general managers; Stephane Gauthier was head of Best Western in France; Jean-Axel Pasdeloup was a yield manager for international hotel chains; Vira Krakhmal, Paul Phillips, Jim Holleran and Hugues Séraphin are all PhD in finance, strategy and international tourism... Students evaluate their lecturers and the shool's organisation two times a year, this is how we get high level teachers for high level students
Read from ESH manual to discover what project management means in parisian hotels: ESH Project Management Manual