ICHRIE DECA Collegiate Hotel Simulation Competition
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Sign Up To Test Your Hotel Management Skills Vs. Students Around the World: VB College - Hotel Management Competition
ICHRIE, Collegiate DECA and Knowledge Matters, Inc. invite college students worldwide to compete in the 2nd Annual VB College - Hotel Management Competition. The Competition is sponsored by ICHRIE and Collegiate DECA. The hotel simulation used in the competition was developed in partnership with the J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation and Marriott International.
Using Knowledge Matters’ hotel simulation, students must manage a hotel profitably -- manipulating room prices and operating the hotel restaurant. Room pricing will involve various factors, such as minimum stays and special events. Restaurant oversight will include staffing decisions, creating menus for breakfast/lunch/dinner and pricing all menu items.
The simulation used in the competition is also the basis of a new collection of Case Simulations™ designed for college and university hospitality classrooms. Part of the Virtual Business - College family of products, these Case Simulations™ are like case studies but allow students to enter the simulated business situation, make decisions, and see results. Each Case Simulation™ covers a particular topic such as revenue management or front desk operations. The hospitality collection is expected to be available in spring 2017.
Participants must be students who are attending schools that are ICHRIE institutional members or collegiate DECA members. There is no minimum participation rate per institution, and participation is free.
Prizes are funded by the ICHRIE FutureFund: 1st place, $1,000; 2nd place, $750; 3rd place, $500.
Team registration for this event begins on Monday, October 24, 2016. The competition begins on Monday, November 7, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time and ends on Friday, November 18, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Participants can register directly at https://knowledgematters.com/college/competitions/hotel-management/.