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27 October 2014

Passion 4 Hospitality 2015 - Call for Entries

Teams of hospitality students and professionals are invited to enter the second annual UK business game competition due to take place on Thursday 19th March 2015 at the Novotel London West Hotel.

Participants will compete against rival teams using the interactive hospitality simulation program HOTS to manage a virtual hotel business. The competition begins with online heats, with the winners progressing to the live final at the Passion 4 Hospitality event in London. Each team will manage a hotel property within the virtual environment and be tasked with making successful business decisions in all operational areas.

The competition winners will receive an award, along with a stunning prize awarded by one of our hospitality partners.

To enter your team, please contact

Entry Requirements

  • Teams should be made up of 4 or 5 members
  • Student teams must be from establishments who are registered with the Institute of Hospitality Education Membership Scheme. To register, please contact
  • Professional teams must be individual members of the Institute of Hospitality, though not necessarily from the same company
  • The business game will take place alongside the Passion4Hospitality Debating Competition.

Once your entry has been accepted you will be sent the competition details and you will be able to start the online heats.

The key dates for the competition are as follows:

  • Deadline for Entries - 1st December 2014
  • Finalists Announced - 6th February 2015
  • Live Final - 19th March 2015

This event is organised and supported by the following organisations:

The Institute of Hospitality is the professional body for current and aspiring managers working and studying in the hospitality, leisure and tourism industries and has been the home of continuous professional development for over 75 years.

The HOTS Simulation is used to teach hospitality students and industry professionals about operations, revenue management, marketing, finance and strategy. HOTS is used in universities worldwide and by major hotel groups for learning and development.

arena4|finance specialises in the design and delivery of training and professional development for non-financial managers and accountants in the hospitality sector. Led by Debra Adams, our tutors deliver training which is interactive, stimulating, relevant and above all fun.

The Council for Hospitality Management Education is a non-profile making organisation representing universities and colleges offering higher education programmes in the field of hospitality management, and related fields.