Nicole Philips has been appointed Program Director of the MSc in Real Estate, Finance and Hotel Development at the Glion Institute of Higher Education in London



Nicole Philips, formerly vice president of international hotel development planning at Marriott International, is the new director of the master’s program in real estate, finance and hotel development at the Glion Institute of Higher Education in London.

Having first joined Glion as a speaker in September 2018, Nicole brings more than 25 years of experience in the hospitality and real estate industries across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. to her new role as program director. She worked for Marriott International for 16 years during which time she supported the company’s expansion in the region.

His areas of responsibility included planning all feasibility projects, training and departmental reviews, as well as preparing facility recommendations and financial projections for the proposed hotels. Prior to that, Nicole worked for HVS International in London and Singapore, having been hired in several hotel operations departments in Europe and the United States. Nicole holds an MBA in Hospitality Management from IMHI (Cornell University – Essec School of Management).

Under Nicole’s guidance, the MSc in Real Estate, Finance and Hotel Development prepares students for careers in international hotel development and asset management, real estate investing, investment strategies and finance. The modules cover areas such as business and financial analysis, mergers and acquisitions, portfolio valuations and private equity. Graduates of the program, launched two years ago, went on to hold positions at Altus Group (analyst), CBRE Global Investment Partners (investment analyst), Xenium Advisors (associate financial advisor) and Zoku Hotels (financial administrator).


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