General Managers Program (GMP) Reviews

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Alexandre Glauser

General Manager
Amari Havodda Maldives


Understand needs and expectations of all stakeholders

The GMP truly offers the “full package.” It is a very cleverly designed course which allows the participants to better understand the needs and expectations of all stakeholders involved in the hospitality industry from their respective perspective. Attached to the course comes a lot of quality material that you can refer to when confronted with a situation or develop relevant strategies. Las...

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Radu Stefan Mitroi

General Manager
Almyra Hotel


Must-have professional enrichment

Rejuvenating intellectual experience - as a hotel GM, you owe to yourself this must-have professional enrichment.

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Niek Mestdagh

General Manager
Millennium Knickerbocker Chicago


A different perspective of daily hotel decisions

The GMP program has been an absolute life-time changing experience and I would like to recommend it to everyone working in the hospitality business. A very intense course that gives you a different perspective of daily hotel decisions.

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Joel Waterman

General Manager
Inn at the Forks - Sparrow Hotels


I will "elevate, facilitate and compete" better

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An owner's view

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Maribel Vazquez

General Manager
MDM Hotel Group


Opportunity to continue growing

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Stuart Geddes

General Manager
The Goring


Sharing a passion for hospitality

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Mark Surguy

Hotel Manager
The Stafford London


Professional growth towards strategic leadership

Thank you for this experience. The quality of teaching has been first class as has been the challenge and learning. The opportunity to network with an incredible peer set has been invaluable. This course will have a profound impact on my professional growth towards strategic leadership.

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Salvador Lucena

General Manager
Monte Rei Golf & Country Club


A career pit stop

A unique opportunity to make a pit stop in my career, to reassess my goals and objectives by listening to a great group of faculty and exchanging ideas with a fantastic group of very smart professionals from a wide variety of nationalities – a must do experience, truly worthwhile!

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Kaido Ojaperv

General Manager
Radisson Blu Sky Hotel


Broadened my mindset

Phenomenal! It has been 10 days packed with the top-notch knowledge delivered by world-class professors and the beauty of it all is that most of it you can immediately implement. Equally valuable have been the experiences shared with fellow coursemates. The knowledge package I’m taking away will probably last for a few good years and my mindset towards approaching and solving various challen...

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Alexander Petkov

Resident Manager
Velaa Private Island


Opens a new world

Intensive program that gives in-depth knowledge of latest trends within the industry. At the same time it really opens a new world of understanding how hospitality works and evolves.

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Barclay Doring

Vice-General Manager
Banyan Tree Shanghai on the Bund


A better me

Helped me realize a better me.


Ferran Sanfelimon

Managing Director/Asset Manager
Gansevoort Hotel Group


Provides great tools

It is a great honor and privilege to be part of this group of professionals pushing forward in this evolving industry. The program provides great tools that encourage all of us to see and analyze situations from a different perspective. I am energized to go back to my daily activities and apply all these concepts. Professors are extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the industry and t...

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Alessandro Caristo

Hotel Manager
Belmond Hotel Cipriani, Venice


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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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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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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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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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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.