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Sustainable Hospitality Challenge at FHS

The Sustainable Hospitality Challenge is a Hotelschool The Hague initiative that aims to enhance the evolution of sustainable hospitality, foster innovation driven by the leaders of tomorrow and nurture talent on a global scale by bringing it close to industry organizations who want to reimagine the future of hospitality.

Established as a platform that challenges innovative hospitality approaches for the last seven years, SHC has evolved into a global knowledge-based initiative supported by the world’s best-known hospitality brands, global hospitality project developers, and smart cities.

The students were tasked with developing solutions under the theme ‘Remote’, which was inspired by the principal sponsor NEOM, a region in northwest Saudi Arabia being built from the ground up and a development that will be a new model for sustainable living.

After the qualifications rounds in April, with more than forty top-tier global hospitality institutions competing, 17 successful entrants went through to the semi-finals. Five winners have been chosen to compete in this year’s finals, they are:

  1. Hotel Management School Maastricht-Zuyd Hogeschool
  2. Cornell University
  3. Hotel Institute Montreux
  4. Swiss Hotel Management School
  5. Hotelschool The Hague

Judges for SHC Finals

The finalists of this year's long challenge will pitch their innovative ideas to a prominent jury of senior industry leaders with the finalists being acknowledged on stage on 20th September.