25-27 September 2023
Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island
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:
Judges for SHC Finals
Area Senior Vice President Middle East & Africa
Radisson Hotel Group
Chief Operating Officer - IMEA
Chief Executive Officer
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts
MD MEA & South West Asia
IHG Hotels & Resorts
Sustainable Hospitality Alliance, Hotel School The Hague
Executive Director, Hotel Development
President Middle East, Africa & Türkiye
Chief Operations Officer, Middle East