As part of AccorHotel’s goal to drive innovation and attract the best talents to the hospitality industry, it is launching its 8thTake Off! – the annual competition intended for university and business & hotel management students. Participants have to form groups of three and present their vision of nomadic hospitality by providing an innovative mobile concept with a photomontage by April 6. Teams shortlisted for the final round will battle it out in Paris at the end of June and the Chairman and CEO of AccorHotels Group, Sébastien Bazin, will be gracing the event. 

Stages of the Competition

Round 1 – Online registration and publication of the photo montage from March 20 – April 6 (with a cap of 300 teams), with voting by the public followed by shortlisting by the jury from April 10 – 22

Round 2 – 15 shortlisted teams to present video montage showcasing their concept on May 17, with 5 finalists to be selected for a video conference with the members of the jury from May 13 – 27

Grand Finals – Mystery Challenge in late June

What participants can look forward to

  • Meeting and networking with AccorHotels executives in Paris and students from around the world, leading to increased opportunities to join the AccorHotels team which has 250,000 employees in its hotels around the world and more than 3,000 job and internship offers available each day at jobs
  • Gaining recognition on strategic issues within AccorHotels teams
  • Personalized support in seeking an internship or a first job
  • A trip to one of AccorHotels’ most beautiful destinations in Europe and the Mediterranean awaits the winners of the Grand Final

For further information about the terms and conditions of the competition and to enter, please visit

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