How would you revolutionise the future of work in hotels?


How would you revolutionise the future of work in hotels?

About the challenge

The challenge is around new ways of working within hotels. As students from leading hospitality universities, you are invited to envision and design innovative solutions that address the evolving dynamics of work in hotels. This challenge aims to explore new job roles, flexibility in the workplace, career progression, scheduling, and the integration of technology.

To develop forward-thinking concepts and actionable strategies that hotels can implement to adapt to the future of work, enhancing both employee satisfaction and operational efficiency. Focus the proposal around one of these key areas:

1. Job Roles:

  • Identify and propose new, unconventional roles that could emerge in the hotel industry.
  • Consider roles that promote sustainability, technology integration, and personalised guest services.

2. Flexibility & Scheduling:

  • Suggest ways to introduce flexible working arrangements in hotels to innovate traditional scheduling practices to meet the needs of a diverse workforce.
  • Explore models such as remote work for certain positions, flexible hours, and job-sharing.
  • Assess the impact of flexibility on employee satisfaction and productivity.
  • Consider the use of AI and data analytics for optimal shift planning and resource allocation.

3. Career Progression:

  • Propose ways to visualise and create awareness on careers pathways & moves.

4. Technology at Work:

  • Investigate the role of advanced technologies such as AI and automation in the hotel work environment.
  • Propose tech-driven solutions that enhance employee efficiency and guest satisfaction.
  • Address the potential challenges of technology adoption and how to mitigate them.

5. Communication & Culture:

  • Develop strategies to reach and engage frontline team members who don’t have access to computers effectively.
  • Propose methods for fostering a strong, inclusive culture across all levels of the organization.
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About the challenger

Radisson Hotel Group is one of the world's largest and most dynamic hotel groups with nine distinctive hotel brands counting more than 1,600 hotels in operation and under development around the world. We’re committed to delivering memorable moments, acting as a true host, and being the best partner to guests, owners, and talent.


Opening application

Jul 8, 2024
Welcome to the competition!

Closing application

Oct 8, 2024
You've made it!

Online presentation

Oct 16, 2024
Oct 18, 2024
Finalists only: 15min jury session

Official ceremony

Nov 28, 2024
Meet us in Paris for the finale!
*Dates may vary - stay updated

Are you ready for the challenge?

Winning team rewards

For the winning team

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asked questions

Who can participate?


Participants must be of legal age (18 or older) and either a student or under 26 years old. Participation is free of charge.

Do team members have to come from the same school?


Not necessarly. However, each member must be eligible to the competition by respecting the age limit and status.

Do I have to be studying or have studied at a hospitality school or program to take part?


No! All students, regardless of their school, or people under the age of 26 are welcome to take part in the competition.

Can I participate in multiple Challenges with my team?


Yes. You can apply to multiple projects if several appeal to you and you can't decide!

What is the language of the competition?


All documents (audio included) and communication are in English only.

When will I know if my team is selected among finalists?


Results will be shared with you by the latest on April 10th, 2024. Finalist groups will all compete in the final in Paris and receive diplomas. Once the finalists are announced, you can book your tickets to attend the Grand Finale on May 29th, 2024, in Paris in the InterContinental Paris Le Grand 5* hotel.

What happens if my team is selected as a finalist? 


Finalist teams will present their project in a 15-minute video meeting to the Challenger Jury, followed by a 10-minute Q&A session.

When will I know if my team won the Challenge?


Results will be announced live during the Young Talent Awards Big Finale ceremony in Paris on the 29 May, 2024.


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