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31 May 2024

Sani/Ikos hospitality Group partners with Cornell University to empower employees through exceptional professional development programmes

May 2024 - Sani/Ikos Group, announces its strategic partnership with eCornell, Cornell University's professional education and lifelong learning unit, renowned for its academic excellence and global impact, with particular distinction in the field of tourism education, to provide exceptional educational and professional development opportunities for its employees. Through its strategic partner with eCornell, one of the premier providers of online education globally, Sani/Ikos Group aims to empower its 7,000 employees by providing access to top-quality educational resources that will contribute to their personal and professional growth thus driving the overall success of Mediterranean’s leading hospitality group.


As part of this new partnership with Cornell University, Sani/Ikos Group has made a significant investment to provide educational programmes for its employees, essential for their professional and personal growth and dynamic career path within the Group. Additionally, all employees, from both corporate and other hotel operations, can enroll to as many educational courses as they want with a wide range of options available, under particularly favourable and flexible terms.


All programmes have been meticulously developed and curated by Cornell University's esteemed faculty, covering thematic areas pertaining to the hospitality industry, such as hospitality & food service management, leadership, marketing, data science & analytics, project management, human resources, business performance, hospitality, as well as sustainability-related fields like environmental, social & governance (ESG), diversity, equity, and inclusion, among others.  Access to the programmes is available through Αρχή φόρμας

the special enrollment platform created as part of the strategic partnership between Sani/Ikos Group and eCornell. Upon completion of the courses, all graduates will receive a certificate from Cornell University, in addition to gaining unique networking experience with peers from across the world.


"We firmly believe that our greatest strength and differentiation come from our people, the heartbeat of the Sani/Ikos Group unparalleled hospitality”, said Juan de Hoces, Sani/Ikos Group Chief HR Officer. “Our collaboration with Cornell University exemplifies our commitment to investing in our people’s professional growth and enriching their career prospects in the exciting hospitality sector. We encourage all our employees to seize this unique opportunity to develop their skills with the guidance of a global educational leader and embark on a journey of continuous learning and empowerment".


Founded in 1865 in Ithaca, New York, Cornell University has been at the forefront of education, innovation, and community engagement for over 150 years. Consistently ranking among the top universities both nationally and globally, Cornell University is renowned for its academic excellence and commitment to shaping extraordinary individuals and driving breakthrough discoveries. Cornell’s Nolan School of Hospitality is the premier hospitality business school in the world, pioneering, reimagining, and perfecting hospitality education for over a century.


Leading the way in sustainability and responsible governance, the Sani/Ikos hospitality Group consistently invests in the development and empowerment of its employees, while also partnering with scientific institutions, NGOs and other third parties to promote expertise and excellence in the tourism sector. The Group employs 7,000 people, with 5,500 working in Greece. More information about Sani/Ikos Group's sustainability and corporate governance initiatives is available in the 2022 ESG Report.

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