General Managers Program (GMP) Reviews

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Jordi Valles Blistin

Acting General Manager, COMO Parrot Cay
COMO Hotels and Resorts


The Cornell GMP is definitely a Transcendent Experience!

It was transformational and eye opening for me. The GMP was definitely an enriching and refreshing experience that I will never forget. The campus is simply a wonderful place that helps you relax and open your mind. It was such a dynamic and engaging program from the very beginning in so many aspects. Learning from such prestigious and inspiring Professors is priceless. The curriculum and the ...

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Ignacio Carrera

Assistant General Manager
Hotel L'Auberge


Very intense, adrenaline pumping two weeks

Very intense, adrenaline pumping two weeks, boosting our knowledge and challenging our thoughts. I will go back home with a lot to work on! The group was amazing and I made fantastic new connections and a group of life-long friends!

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Stefan Antonescu

Associate Hotel Director
Norwegian Cruise Line


Learning is an everyday thing!

The General Managers Program at Cornell University place forward great learning opportunities where side by side, dedicated hospitality professionals are challenged daily by worldwide known professors, awarded for teaching excellence. The entire program is centered on strategic management for which a great amount of information is delivered in highly interactive class discussions and case studi...

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Juha Mahonen

Managing Director
Hotel Haikko Manor & Spa


I came back for GMP to continue to challenge myself

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Chumpol Chantaloon

Executive Assistant Manager
Rayavadee Krabi Thailand


Professors guide us in our future

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Katharina Eckardt

General Manager
Adina Apartment Hotel, Frankfurt Neue Oper


Insights I can take back and share with my team

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Judy Li

Director of Operation


I made myself a gift to come to Cornell for education

The GMP program is carefully and thoughtful designed to enhance leaders capabilities as well as to create the best learning experience. A lots of fun, a lots of inspiration... Put together, a lots of great memories. Thanks to the ten dedicated professors who share their knowledge and expertise!

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Anja Syversen-Hjellestad

General Manager
Thon Hotels


We will stay in touch

GMP was an excellent experience. I bring back something new from all of the professors. I have learned a lot and I go back to my hotel with new insight, both for the operation and myself. During the stay, I have made many new contacts from all over the world, and I am sure we will stay in touch!

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Charbel Hanna

Executive Assistant Manager
Gulf Hotel Bahrain Convention & Spa


Relevant, engaging and memorable

The program was extremely motivating and valuable. Everything discussed was relevant, engaging and memorable. The ideas, tools and information given to us was very relevant to the job. Professors presented the materials and courses with high level of expertise and humor.

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Jennifer Piquet

Owner's Representative
Le Beach Boutique Hotel - Terres de Legendes


Inspirational, empowering journey

Joining the program has been the best decision. It is a unique opportunity to step back from daily challenges and missions; learning from top academic professionals linked to the latest trends and mastering the most successful practices. The program opens new perspectives and enables to reconnect to strategic thinking, making the most of all participants skills and experience to solve major sta...

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Sean Coogan

Vice President Resort Operations
Welk Resort Group


Proud to be part of the Cornell heritage

My time spent at the Cornell GMP is a memory I will cherish for a lifetime.

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Kate Bleakley

Director of Operations
Millennium Harvest House Boulder


Positive, strategic change to add value

The program taught me how to hone my critical thinking skills. I feel confident to go back to my property and make positive, strategic change to add value to my team and my company. I am also excited to be part of the Cornell alumni network.

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Sameer Mehra

Market Director of Revenue Strategy
Marriott International


Very valuable

GMP is a great program. The ideas, tools and information given to us was very valuable. The inclusions of the books was an added bonus.

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Kitty Lo

Manhattan Hotel Group



Wesley Bowser

Director of Operations
Millennium Hotels and Resorts


A better understanding of the career choice I made

I was honored to be a part of Cornell’s General Managers Program. I have gained a better understanding of the career choice I made just over 20 years ago. The knowledge gained will remain and grow for many years to come.


Giancarlo Carniani

General Manager
Toflorence Hotels


An experience you have to do once in life

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Norbert Speth

Area Operations Director
SV Hotel AG


I've learned to question myself again

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Gillian Duthie

General Manager
Jurys Inn Edinburgh


Will pay off in the future for me and my organization

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Peter Hendry

General Manager
Jurys Inn Cheltenham


A personal and professional journey

Pause, listen, learn, improve. How often do we truly take the time to step back from our business and challenge what we do? This learning journey has opened my eyes to opportunity and challenges from top academic professionals who remain focused on the current trends and developments in the industry to allow for inspirational content and discussion amongst like-minded global hospitality profe...

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Cory Johnson

Vice President of F&B and Luxury Hotel Operations
Caesars Palace Las Vegas


Broader awareness of the complexity of our business

The General Managers Program will definitely help me as I transition into larger roles with my company. It gave me a broader awareness of the complexity of our business but also a new set of skills that I will need to be successful.

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Lior Mucznik

General Manager
Dan Hotels Israel


Opportunity to learn from the other participants

The General Managers Program fulfilled all of my expectations and more. The topics were picked very carefully and the professors were outstanding and professional. The atmosphere was serious and relaxed at the same time. The opportunity to learn from the other participants as well as from the program itself was very educational. I had a good time and made new friends in the process. I wait...

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Peggy Chan

General Manager
Holiday Inn Lancaster


Fuel success for my organisation

It has been a great honour to attend the GMP being able to address strategically the latest thinking and insights that are fueling both the success and challenges of the hospitality industry. Throughout the programme I have continued to strengthen my skills within a world class setting that only Cornell provides. It allowed me to focus in more detail parameters such as strategy, brand managem...

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Jean-Alexis Costa

Hotel Manager
Eden Rock - St Barth


For the challenges we face now and in the future

Thank you so much for all those knowledges brought to me. Great experience with a fantastic organization. Very linked to what we experience on a daily basis, the challenges we face and the ones we might face in the future. All professors are more than very knowledgeable, flexible and answered all my expectations. I would have done it even on a longer period to develop more topics and have t...

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Carlos Trindade

Hotel Manager
Hotel Infante Sagres


Applicable worldwide

Great experience! All contents very actual and applicable to the hotel industry worldwide.


Sita Tadema

General Manager
Hampshire Designhotel - Maastricht & Brasserie FLO


The experience turned out to be about me, discovering and refocusing

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