Campus Lausanne

Hospitality Concept Strategy

A conceptual course to understand how the hospitality landscape is evolving and learn how to identify and seize opportunities to create winning concepts for existing businesses or new ventures.

Next Date

25 September 2024


Online kick-off session: 12 September 2024

On-campus course: 25 September 2024 - 27 September 2024
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9 April 2025


Online kick-off session: 27 March 2025

On-campus course: 9 April 2025 - 11 April 2025
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24 September 2025


Online kick-off session: 11 September 2025

On-campus course: 24 September 2025 - 26 September 2025
Enroll
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Delivery

Campus Lausanne
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Credentials

Certificate of Completion
2.5 ECTS / 1.5
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Duration

Virtual kick-off session + 3 days on campus
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Language

English
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Price

CHF 2,500

Hospitality Concept Strategy

Discover the dynamic world of hospitality evolution through our comprehensive course. Delve into specialized knowledge and skills curated to navigate global trends, uncover opportunities for transformation within existing establishments, and ultimately master the intricacies of the Hospitality Concept Blueprint™.

Course information

Course Highlights

This course develops specialized knowledge and skills that enable you to :

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Transforming Hospitality

Get exclusive behind-the-scenes access to successful hospitality projects.

Revolutionizing Experiences

Network with other professionals and speakers from around the world.

Unlocking Innovation

Put your learning into practice by creating a holistic hospitality concept.

Professor

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.

Youri Sawerschel - Senior Lecturer

Program Journey

Course Content

Discover the key emerging trends in the world of hospitality, from Paris to Tokyo.

Uncover how globalisation, technology and sustainability are creating new opportunities for hospitality concept development.

Master 'framing', a revolutionary approach to thinking outside the box and creating truly innovative hospitality brands

Learn to build timeless narratives and position your concept beyond bricks and mortar.

Imagine the products and services that your customers want and your competitors lack.

Establish the beliefs, shared values and standards that will set your team up for success.

Manage the various stakeholders in the concept development process, and build partnerships to grow your brand.

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Admission Criteria

At least 2 years of professional experience in F&B or Hospitality

Bachelor's degree or more than 5 years professional experience in a hospitality management position

English proficiency equivalent to C1 for non-natives

Admission Process

The admissions team will review your submitted application to ensure your qualifications are met before confirming enrollment. If needed, the team will organize a short phone interview with you. Once accepted, you will receive a student contract to sign and be invited to settle the amount online.

Deadline

Your application must be received at least one week before the start of the course.

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Choose your intake :

25 September 2024


Online kick-off session: 12 September 2024

On-campus course: 25 September 2024 - 27 September 2024
Enroll

9 April 2025


Online kick-off session: 27 March 2025

On-campus course: 9 April 2025 - 11 April 2025
Enroll

24 September 2025


Online kick-off session: 11 September 2025

On-campus course: 24 September 2025 - 26 September 2025
Enroll
Cost CHF 2,500

FAQ

Most asked question

Visas & Travel Restrictions

A Student Visa is not required for this course. However, participants who are coming from countries outside of the EU/EEA zone may require a Schengen visa to enter Switzerland. 

Price details

Price: CHF 2,500

The price includes the tuition fee, access to learning material, reference book, lunches and coffee breaks.

Payment methods

Participants will be able to pay via the payment platform Flywire, which provides various payment methods, no hidden bank fees, and offers favorable exchange rates.

How to earn the certificate

To receive the Certificate of Completion, participants need to successfully complete the program.

The academic publications

The academic publications

Concept Design: Crafting Distinctive Hotels through Storytelling
Hospitality Industry

Concept Design: Crafting distinctive hotels through storytelling

Mention ‘hospitality concept design’ and the first words that come up in the minds of many is this: beautiful interior design. However, concept design in hospitality encompasses much more than that – from the story you are telling to the identity of...

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EHL Advisory Services

Hotel Concept Handbook: Developing a Compelling Hotel Concept

The hospitality industry is anything but dull. Each year brings with it a bounty of exciting destinations, revolutionary new hotels and glamorous renovations. But whereas the challenges of the previous 20 years were mainly tied to one overarching...

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Designing Hotel and Restaurant Concepts is based on 7 components
Hospitality Industry

The 7 components of designing a hotel concept

Designing Hotel and Restaurant Concepts is a 3-day short course taught on EHL Campus in Singapore and Lausanne by Youri Sawerschel. A flagship course of EHL’s executive school, it specializes in expanding concept mindsets with regards to hotel,...

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