The world's preeminent luxury hospitality organization deploys Ivy League e-learning as a global training solution.
ITHACA, NEW YORK, October 9, 2012 — The Leading Hotels of the World, Inc. (LHW), the world's largest luxury hospitality organization, has renewed its distance learning partnership with eCornell for another year. eCornell's online courses remain central to professional development programming at LHW's Leading Learning Institute, which offers training opportunities for staff at member properties and for LHW corporate employees.
With more than 430 member hotels in 80 countries, LHW's global workforce can access online training and earn Ivy League credentials, with courses covering hotel revenue management, leadership, strategic management and marketing. eCornell's collaborative social learning platform also enables LHW to better develop core competencies and consistent values among member hotels across the globe.
"We are pleased with the results from our first year of this partnership and are looking forward to reaching even more leaders in the coming year," said Ted Teng, CEO & President of LHW. "Our eCornell partnership allows us to offer Ivy League learning opportunities in locations throughout the globe where it would otherwise be prohibitive in terms of cost and geography."
"We are delighted to continue our partnership with Leading Hotels as they are an organization with global reach and a champion of one-of-a-kind independent properties," said Tom Abogabal, eCornell's Vice President of Sales. "They are a great example of how we support organizations—especially the Learning & Development team—in aligning learning with business impact."
eCornell's hospitality management and business management curriculum was developed in partnership with faculty at Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration, the School of Industrial & Labor Relations, the Johnson Graduate School of Management and the College of Engineering.
eCornell's unique approach to e-learning combines the most effective elements of a world-class, Ivy League classroom with the flexibility of an online learning environment. eCornell courses—self-paced and 100 percent online—are "instructor-facilitated" to help guide a cohort of 20 participants through challenging, real-world exercises with practical on-the-job application. Classes enable learners to be immersed in learning that also fosters collaboration, interaction and networking.
eCornell, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cornell University, provides many of the world's leading organizations with online professional and executive development in the areas of leadership and management, human resources, financial management, healthcare, marketing and hospitality management. eCornell's proven course development model and asynchronous instructor-led course delivery provide for engaging, rigorous and interactive learning. The company has delivered online courses to more than 50,000 students in over 200 countries. For more information visit www.ecornell.com/enterprise (enterprise buyers) or www.ecornell.com (small groups and individual students).
About The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd.
When extraordinary and one-of-a-kind intersect, you have likely found a Leading Hotel. As the largest luxury hotel collection, with more than 430 of the world's greatest properties in over 80 countries, we seek out the exceptional. From grand palaces to intimate city hideaways, from ancient castles to sumptuous safari tent villages, from tropical aeries to mystical paradises, all are utterly unique and boldly independent. Each celebrates the culture of its destination, rather than trying to mask it with corporate-mandated sameness. Established in 1928 by several influential and forward-thinking European hoteliers, LHW started with 38 initial members. With our eight-decade-long commitment to providing unforgettable, authentic travel experiences, LHW selects only hotels that meet our high standards for quality and distinctiveness. To us, hospitality is not an industry; it's an art and our passion. For more information visit www.lhw.com.