Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Industry Interaction – An Important Part of the Curriculum at INLEAD

At INLEAD, we believe that industry interaction from time to time is an important part of the academic curriculum. The purpose of taking students of various courses to their respective industries helps students not only get industrial exposure but at the same time, this also gives them a chance to understand the various business practices/ trends prevalent. Such industry visits helps them in gaining knowledge about the actual industry functions.
As part of the curriculum, students pursuing International Hotel Management at INLEAD visited Optus Sarovar Premiere, located in the heart of Gurgaon.

Agenda of the Industry Visit: Hotel Orientation

An upscale property, Optus Sarovar Premiere is the hotel which promises 80 rooms and suites with the most luxurious amenities and stylish furnishings.

The hotel takes good care to provide the best possible amenities for the new-age business traveler. Offering good dining options and some nice drinking places, the hotel takes good care of your refreshment needs too.

The dining options at Optus are:

: - The all-day dining with an interactive live kitchen.

The lobby lounge:
- A lounge with a laid-back aura offers a fine selection of wines, finest cocktails, iced vodkas and martinis.

Skewers: -
The roof top grill by the poolside is a contemporary dining.

The Oriental blossom: -
offers authentic cuisine from two major Chinese provinces - Sichuan and Canton.

The students were taken on a full property tour of the rooms, F&B outlets including the banqueting spaces.

Let’s see what
Ms. Bindu A Menon, Faculty- International Hotel Management at INLEAD has to say about the industry visit…The industry visit was a good learning experience as it was a good sequel to the concept of “Economy sized taking a center stage today”, which was covered practically in the property tour and concepts behind the same.

Students Speak:

Amitesh Jain, student pursuing MBA in International Hotel Management – Batch of Oct’13:
For me since it was the first industry visit to a hotel, it was definitely very knowledgeable, as all the information that I had gained in my theory sessions I got to see them practically.

Manish Singh, student pursuing MBA in InternationalHotel Management – Batch of Oct’13:
Good experience seeing the finest and the best first class business segment hotel in Gurgaon. The visit gave us an understanding of the seasonal rate variation and the concept of Daily Rates. Liked the concept of “open sky pool bar”.

INLEADers continue to get such exposure from time to time…

Keep watching this space for more information on various industry visits….

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