Sir Hugh Wontner Lecture 2013 - Michael Levie

Created on: Wednesday 27 November 2013 at 4:24PM

This year's Sir Hugh Wontner Lecture on the theme of "Reinventing the Hotel" took place on February 27 in the Barony Hall and was delivered to an audience of 100 Business School students, staff, alumni and industry partners.

Speaker Michael Levie, Founding Partner and Chief Executive of citizenM Hotels spoke on the subject of: "Re-inventing hotels and offering luxury at affordable prices".  Michael a graduate of IHMI (Cornell/Essec), has worked across a portfolio of international hotel chains and delivered a fascinating analysis of hospitality, the industry and the innovative approach taken by his company. 

In 2010 CitizenM established a unique and boutique brand of affordable luxury in Glasgow when they opened their 198-room hotel.  Voted the "Trendiest Hotel in the World" by TripAdvisor in both 2010 and 2011, they are renowned for their innovative design, and leading the way in their use of technologies.  Further details can be obtained from

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