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Training & Development

One Spirit - One Family - One Campus

By setting up the One Campus, we’ve established a new central venue where our staff can experience the Motel One spirit. We see the One Campus as a genuine meeting point, as this is where we’ve combined our Motel One Head Office, the One University and one of our hotels in Munich, Motel One München-City-Süd, with its own Campus restaurant.

It’s a place that brings together staff from all Motel One hotels as well as executives from all over Europe and indeed guests, so that they can enter into dialogue. At the same time, One Campus is a place of innovation where ideas and solutions are created, helping us to focus on the future.

The One University, which is part of the One Campus, is the new training and professional development brand of Motel One. Every member of staff attends training sessions or courses at the One University two to three times a year. They can look forward to a highly professional working and learning environment. The One University is open to everyone in our workforce. We want everyone to have an opportunity for full-scale, high-quality training and professional development, enabling them to develop their long-term career prospects through Motel One.

Exclusive cooperation

Under an exclusive collaborative partnership with the private International University of Applied Sciences Bad Honnef (IUBH), we have now reorganised the training and professional development programme for the One University. This means we can offer high-quality training programmes that have been certified by IUBH, a multiple award-winner and member of the Hotel Schools of Distinction.

Find out more about IUBH: www.iubh.de/en/

3 pillars

The general approach of the One University rests on three pillars.

The first pillar involves training as a One Expert at the One University, a CPD course which we offer in collaboration with our long-standing professional CPD partners.  Whenever anyone is employed by us, they are first given a One Training Plan which is specially tailored to suit their position. The training they undergo is modular in structure, so that right from the beginning each employee can embark on their own specific career path at Motel One.

Academic pillar

The second pillar is academic training. This includes certified courses that have been specially developed for Motel One, e.g. Rooms Division and HR Management. Those courses are taught by IUBH lecturers. Each student is given a four-week online tutorial on an e-learning portal that has been set up for Motel One. This is followed by a three-day classroom course at the One University in Munich. Successful conclusion is rewarded with credits that count towards a degree course if a person subsequently decides to take one.

Everyone at Motel One is given an opportunity to benefit from our special terms of collaboration with IUBH through distance learning courses leading to a bachelor’s or master’s degree or an MBA.

Dual-scheme sandwich course as part of the academic pillar

The Motel One-accredited course in tourism has a special focus on hotel management. It combines both academic studies and practical training (dual scheme) and takes place centrally, in the Motel One Class. In fact, students even have their own floor at the One University, giving them ideal conditions to prepare for courses and exams. The practical part of such a course is taken by students at Motel One hotels throughout Germany. Link to details of dual-scheme sandwich course 

In-house coaching

The third pillar of the One University is in-house coaching. Our workforce are given on-the-job support in the form of modules developed specially by our coaching experts. The training content which our employees receive can thus be consolidated at the hotels. In this way we ensure a sustainable professional development model. All heads of departments and managers receive One University training as coaches under our coaching program.

10 highlights

  • Head Office, One University & Motel One München-City Süd under a single roof
  • High-quality learning environment with modern facilities at the One University
  • Certified training programmes through exclusive cooperation with IUBH
  • Specially tailored training plans for each staff member
  • 2-3 One University training courses per year
  • Long-term training and professional development modules over a period of 3 to 4 years
  • Specially designed and internationally recognised dual-scheme sandwich courses in the Motel One Class
  • Certified tuition programmes for Motel One employees, taught by IUBH lecturers
  • In-house coaching to supplement and ensure sustainability
  • Joint ideas workshops on the further development of Motel One