General Managers Program (GMP) Reviews

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Rupam Dutta

General Manager
Feathers - A Radha Hotel

★★★★★

Took me to a global platform

Coming from Asia, GMP took me to a global platform to enhance my knowledge and trained me with the most sophisticated skill to be an extremely successful professional.



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Rob Hemmes

General Manager
Hampshire Hotel - Babylon The Hague

★★★★★

Learning from fellow colleagues

Learning from fellow colleagues from all over the world was another big advantage of my GMP at Cornell.



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Bernardo Cabot

Senior Vice President Asia Pacific
Melia Hotels International

★★★★★

Drive the future of our industry

My experience in the GMP has been extraordinary. Expectations were high, but the quality of the sessions, the organization and the program executive team has been great. This is the perfect place to stop for a while, learn, share and go back to our place full of energy and renovated approach. I strongly recommend this program for all the ones that want to receive top education in hospitality...

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Shaun Tregoning

Hotel Manager
Sun International

★★★★★

Lifelong dream

It was indeed a tremendous honour to be able to attend this profound and amazing GMP course here at Cornell. A lifelong dream to be at one of the top universities in the USA/world. I have taken away a lot more than I thought I would ever do and I am so proud to have done this. A true diverse team I have been part of and will take into the future. Thank you.



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Heidi Brenna

General Manager
Thon Hotel Charlottenberg

★★★★★

Excellent opportunity to reflect

An excellent opportunity to reflect, refresh and have new ideas. Fantastic networking with a lot of fantastic people from all over the world. It has been a great experience that I will take with me home.



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Michael End

Chief Operating Officer
25hours Hotel Company

★★★★★

Exceeded my expectation

The General Managers Program exceeded my expectation. During the eleven days, I was able to refresh my knowledge, gain fascinating new insights to the industry, and meet a fantastic group of like-minded people from around the world. Furthermore, the entire organization was outstanding. I will definitely recommend this program to colleagues.



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Elisabeth Berndl-Florian

General Manager & Owner
Romantik Hotel Seefischer

★★★★★

Enjoyed spending time with my colleagues and networking

GMP is a great opportunity to increase your knowledge of all subjects as well as to reflect on existing concepts. The lecturers’ knowledge is broad and perfectly updated! I also really appreciated the great organization of the whole program. I really enjoyed spending time with my colleagues (coming from all over the world) and networking. To summarize, the GMP was a unique experience for me!



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Mehmet Cubukcuoglu

General Manager
Iberotel Palm Garden, Manavgat

★★★★★

A must program

Attending GMP was invaluable to my career. This is a must program for you, if you seek improvement. The executive team and the professors will show you the perfection of professionalism. You’ll have the chance to meet experienced GM’s from all around the world. You’ll learn, eat, and live with them during the entire program. It’s unique, so don’t miss it!



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Gayathri Dahanayake

CEO
Parque Mar

★★★★★

Received a lot of new information

I received a lot of new information, customs and new trends of the industry which revolutionize the growth of this interesting field in which we work.



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J.P. Alfonso

General Manager
Hacienda AltaGracia - An Auberge Resort

★★★★★

Relevant content taught by the world’s leading educators

Not only does GMP have the most relevant content taught by the world’s leading educators in a spectacular setting, it is also an excellent opportunity to connect with the industry’s best and share global insights on a myriad of topics.



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Erwin R. Popov

General Manager

★★★★★

Chose Cornell for its reputation and impressive network

Cornell is a career-maker, an eye opener and a unique global educational experience that turns ambition into real life opportunities. If you are driven and passionate about hospitality, and you want to be a leader in the field, then Cornell is the place for you. It has a great program, cultural mix of students, colleagues and alumni network which is really what you need from your school nowaday...

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Aamir Khan

General Manager
Hotel Istana Kuala Lumpur City Centre

★★★★★

Strongly recommend GMP for every general manager

Thank you for a truly fabulous, informative, life-changing two weeks of GMP. The knowledge of highly qualified faculty, and the wonderful resources, current and future trends they bring with them, is absolutely beneficial for the learning process. I strongly recommend GMP for every general manager. Two thumbs up!



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Gabor Nemes

General Manager
The Aquincum Hotel Budapest (Corinthia Hotels International)

★★★★★

Worth every single minute

Back to school after 20 years of experience in the hotel industry is not easy, but worth every single minute. The GMP program not only refreshed the basics, but showed us the current trends in leadership, marketing, HR, strategic thinking, and revenue maximization. All above this, spending almost two weeks with colleagues from all around the world and exchanging ideas and strategies, was very...

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Hussain AL Samahiji

Executive Assistant Manager
The K Hotel Bahrain

★★★★★

Would love to do this again

GMP is one of the best course had so far and this will definitely help to improve the service and quality with high techniques in our organization. I would love to do this again.



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Fernando Flores Cortes

General Manager
The Resort at Pedregal

★★★★★

Share experiences with colleagues from all over the world

This has been an amazing learning experience where I had the opportunity to enhance my knowledge and learn from the best within the hospitality industry. A great opportunity to share experiences with colleagues from all over the world that share the same passion and strive to be the best.



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Peter Dornom

General Manager
Edinburgh Marriott Hotel

★★★★★

Re-evaluate and set a new course with confidence

GMP at Cornell created a wonderful learning environment that provoked educated debate and discussion which has enhanced my knowledge. It also provided an opportunity to re-evaluate and set a new course with confidence.



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Jean Pierre Mifsud

General Manager
Corinthia Hotel Budapest

★★★★★

Refining Thinking Process

I found that GMP instills “RTP”: Refining Thinking Process.



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Ricardo Ramirez

President
Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino

★★★★★

Validates many things including why I love this industry

My path to being a general manager has been a bit unconventional. This program validates many things including why I love this industry. Great professors, great setting, and new “brothers.” Thank you.



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Asier Baquero

General Manager
Melia Cayo Santa Maria & YHI Spa, Melia Buenavista & YHI Spa

★★★★★

Will improve my performance

GMP has been a great opportunity to learn from Cornell University professors and also from other GM's attending the course. This experience will definitely make me a better professional and will improve my performance.



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Marcel Damen

Executive Assistant Manager
The Ritz-Carlton, Bali

★★★★★

Ensures a personal and professional advantage

Being able to meet such a diverse group of professionals and gain new knowledge from expert professors in a relatively short period ensures a personal and professional advantage you take back and in the future.



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Angela Garcia

General Manager

★★★★★

With your worldwide colleagues, learning as well from their wisdom

GMP is an amazing experience, both professionally and personally. During ten intensive days you get updated thanks to the brilliant professors and their deep knowledge in the hospitality industry, while you get to share a lot of real experiences with your worldwide colleagues, learning as well from their wisdom. “GMP" -- Great university, Marvelous expert team, Perfect atmosphere. Come to Co...

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Sebastiaan van Rijgersma

General Manager
Hampshire Hotel - Rembrandt Square and Eden Hotel Amsterdam

★★★★★

Gain in-depth knowledge of global trends

The GMP program is a truly enriching experience with regard to gaining in-depth knowledge of global trends, strategic thinking and acting, and effectively interacting with all stakeholders of our business. In addition, it was a great pleasure interacting with industry peers from around the world!



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Andrew Shepherd

General Manager
Blackstone Mountain Lodge

★★★★★

Would encourage all who qualify to challenge themselves

The GMP program was able to align the experiences of my career with an exceptional educational basis, and most importantly the ability to confer with the leaders in world hospitality. I have gained clarity, inspiration, and the comradery of my fellow classmates, and would encourage all who qualify to challenge themselves with this course.



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Gareth Ireland

General Manager
Shire Hotels

★★★★★

The chance to step back, re-focus and re-align

This program has given me the chance to step back, re-focus and re-align as well as learn many new ways of seeing, thinking and over time hopefully doing. It’s also opened up yet another professional network of international proportion.



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Reuben Mifsud

General Manager
Corinthia Hotel Lisbon

★★★★★

Great to interact with other professionals in the hospitality sector

A fantastic experience, one I would highly recommend. The lectures were inspiring and very interesting and it was great to interact with other professionals in the hospitality sector. I am surely leaving Cornell highly motivated and determined that this will ultimately impact the hotel’s performance.