After having spent seven years at GL Events and seven others at Accor, Thomas Garmier, a Vatel ‘99 alumnus, decides to start his own business in April, 2014. Less than two years after, his company employs six people, is leading twenty hotel development projects throughout the world and just keeps on growing. Here’s his Success Story!
After having had several summer jobs in hotels, a career in the hospitality industry became a natural goal for Thomas to reach:
Many professionals in the field told me about the high quality of courses, internship opportunities in famous hotels, as well as Vatel’s reputation, and all of this really confirmed my choice.”
After having spent six months in Courchevel at the Byblos des Neiges and 6 others in London at the Durants Hotel, I did my last internship at GL Events, a globally known special events managment group, with 4,107 employees, 35% of whom are expats.
This was my springboard towards my career: I started out as a Project Manager where I was in charge of hotel reservations for events the group organized.
Then I was quickly promoted as a Branch Manager, Market Leader, and finally, Head of Development.
I worked for seven years at GL Events before starting with another giant: Accor group as the ‘Vice President Hotel Equipment Services’ where I was in charge of support in renovating and rebuilding the group’s hotels, all brands included. Five years later, I was promoted as the ‘Vice President Services Support Operations,’ and I particpated in the group’s economic brand changes.
Here my role was to support the transformation of Etap Hotel and All Seasons to Ibis Budget and Ibis Style to create the Ibis family, which now has nearly 1,600 hotels in 82 different countries. After a successful integration of the first 200 hotels, I decided to pursue an old dream, that of creating my own company.”
A Vatel alumnus, a well-known school itself founded by a visionary man and with 15 years of experience in leading international groups, I was very credible in creating my own company, and the profession supported me.
Launched on April 1st, 2014, The Great Hospitality accompanies hotel owners throughout the world in their development projects. Our job is to schedule, quote, identify, optimize, purchase, deliver and install all of the equipment.”
A young thriving company, today TGH has:
Discover other Vatel Entrepreneurial Success Stories.
On April 22, 2023, finale of “WE ARE HOTELIERS 2023” the 1st season was successfully organized by the Faculty of Business Administration – Foreign Trade University.Read more
Students are thrilled to have the opportunity to participate in real hotel practice in Danang. This experience is a chance for them to apply their theoretical knowledge and gain valuable practical skills in a real-world setting.Read more
Located in the heart of Danang, a city renowned for its stunning beaches, rich cultural heritage, and rapid economic growth, Vatel Danang offers a truly unique educational experience.Read more
* Applied ONLY for the intakes of March 2023 & July 2023 at Vatel Ho Chi Minh - Hotel & Tourism Business SchoolRead more
At Vatel Ho Chi Minh - Hotel & Tourism Business SchoolRead more
The First school day of the Cat Year 2023 - Interculturality Marco Polo International Internship. Lecturer: Ms. Chloe - EM of TIA Wellness Resort, My Khe Beach, Danang, Vietnam.Read more
With the motto "Learning goes hand in hand", Vatel always creates conditions for students to participate in practical experiences and learn from experts from 5-star hotels in Hanoi, in order to improve professional skills and practical knowledge.
With the goal of training students to be either good at theoretical knowledge or proficient in skills, Vatel always creates conditions for students to participate in real-life experiences, apply their knowledge into a professional environment.Read more
Vatel Danang students improve their skillsRead more
VATEL - INTERNATIONAL PARTNER OF INTERNATIONAL HOTEL MANAGEMENT PROGRAM RATED AS THE BEST HOTEL SCHOOL IN FRANCE 2022
Vatel Hanoi’s students had the chance to celebrate their graduation at the French Embassy for the first timeRead more
More and more human communities consider ecotourism to be a solution that promotes their way of life, and preserves their culture and biodiversity surrounding them.Read more
Martin Rousset, a Vatel Nimes student, flew to Antananarivo for Vatel Madagascar’s specialization in ecotourism management for his last MBA year.Read more
The tourism sector, one that now attracts millions of young students throughout the world, is in tune with globalizationthat is currently being overturned by inequalities and environmental threats.Read more
Vatel Rwanda started in 2016, we began to prepare the first intake for 2018, headed by Nicole Bamukunde, a Rwandese graduate of Vatel, and who has worked in startups in her country, which is totally renewing itself.Read more
Ms. Nguyen Thuc Thuy Tien - Vatel student has won the Miss Grand International 2021 title, one of the top six major international beauty pageants for women.Read more
This last week of November, 339 5th year students competed in English for 1st place on the podium.Read more
Each year, students spend from 4 to 6 months doing internships at 5-star hotels in Vietnam and around the world. In the 2020-2021 academic year, the epidemic will not hinder the determination of the Foreign Trade University and Vatel studentsRead more
The results of the efforts, study and training of Vatel students are best demonstrated through comments from hotel managers and customers served by students.Read more
Vatel Hanoi's student have practical experience in "Wine Tasting" event at The Warehouse - No. 46 Ngo Quyen, HanoiRead more