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Welcome to the Emerald Forest Hotel!

This platform is part of the management training program of the Emerald Forest Hotel. Welcome to the 2024 version v0.8 of this hotel Management Game! This simulation, or game, can easily be blended online and offline, or, when needed, completely online. Interested in joining this concept of real virtuality? Check the joining the game page or contact me!
Good luck and thanks to all joining, Jill Jandal, CEO of the Emerald Forest Hotel.

Have a look at the promo:

New version v0.8 in 2025

The new AI-powered version v0.8 of the Emerald Forest Hotel will make things even more realistic. If you want to contribute, have ideas, just let us know. New slots are available to companies, universities or organisations who want to join.

Competition in Breda, Netherlands, Hotel-Facility managers of BUAS has ended

The competition in Breda has ended, a big shout-out to all joining in, the Teams as well as the coaches, it has been a pleasure.
Nice to see the ‘Golden Bell’ award Breda University of Applied Sciences as final of the Emerald Forest Hotel simulation. Congrats to winning Teams

  • Public award Hotel Malia
  • Jury award Evergreen resort

Thanks to all the Management Teams, the coaches and the jury Michel Brokke, Geertje Klijn, Joost van der Minne and Jeroen Vinkesteijn. It has been very interesting!

Competition at TUT, Tallinn Estonia has ended

Thank you all for joining!
Congrats to the winning teams

  • On creativity A03 Bay Watch Hotel
  • On profit A06 Urban Park The Bleisure Hotel

Game 51EE home

Greetings from the Teams in Tallinn, the competition in 2024

A big shout out to all the Teams and coaches from Germany, Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt

Thanks you all so much for joining Game 50DE home,it has been a pleasure! Hope to see you again in the future, maybe as coaches.

What can this simulation do for you?

Joining a Game? Choose your Game in the left-hand menu. The Emerald Forest is a unique learning opportunity, offering the possibility to work on (business) management skills in a modern, attractive, completely online way. It is used by Universities, companies as well as training institutes all over Europe. Ideal for an international week (1-5 ECTS) of in any curriculum as an attractive course (5-10 ECTS). The simulation consists of much more than just this platform and has been played by more than 15,000 participants.
The management skills to demonstrate should focus on: creativity, commercial calculating, managerial capacities, and promotional skills. The Emerald Forest Hotel is an international management simulation with a strong realistic story-line combined with an attractive competition based on profit and creativity. You can use the Emerald Forest Hotel simulation under one of our licenses: Check Joining the Emerald Forest Hotel simulation.
Hospitality happens to be the industry in the simulation, but it's also very useful in other industries or solely as a training aiming at management skills.

New contacts

Visiting the Horecava Trade Fair our CEO Jill Jandal has been discussing new possibilities regarding personalization e.g. regarding the Emerald Forest Hotel. We are looking in to having our own labelled coffee brand via Neuteboom Coffee Roasters and introducing (in the Summertime) Wow Smoothies.

New release

A big shout-out to all joining about to join, and to partners of the past years: the Management Teams as well as thanks to the enthusiastic coaches from:
Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences (Netherlands), Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (Germany), Birmingham City University (UK), UCLL University Belgium, Tallinn University of Technology (Estonia), Vidzeme University A.S. (Latvia), Liverpool John Moores University (UK), St. Cyril & St. Methodius University of Veliko Tarnovo (Bulgaria), Breda University (Netherlands), Karlshochschule International university (Germany), Thomas More University a.s. (Belgium) and others!

After movie

Just to give you an idea what the total of a (finished) game looks like in an ideal mix between live and online, check the video.

Wrap up of Game in Karlsruhe.

Game-based learning stimulates the frontal brain

Interesting and important studies on Game Based Learning by Kober e.a., showing the relevance and effectiveness of working with simulations or games. Also positive effects were reported to be higher while engaging in the game-based version as compared to the non-game-based task version. These research results underscore the potential of game-based learning environments to promote more efficient learning by means of attention and reward up-tuning. Read the research paper here.

Content and upgrade

Joining a Game? Choose your Game in the left-hand menu. Looking for specific content? Check the options in the left-hand menu, or use the search box in the top right hand. Type in a relevant word and look for a page on this platform specifically on this word, or for pages containing this word.

Are you interested as an international hotel chain, into joining the game as partner, user or sponsor? We offer you a modern platform whith lots of linked media and an interesting group of users, mainly working or about to work in hospitality industry. Check the sponsor page.

A proud HSMAI member

In Amsterdam RAI, each year the HITEC Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition & Conference takes place. The conference is held in combination with HSMAI Hospitality Sales Marketing Association International. Emerald Forest Hotel management visits both conferences. We are delighted to say, that we were one of the nominees for the prestigious HSMAI-awards (already by 2018). Though we didn't win, we are proud of our nomination and special recognition!

Release and copyrights

If you are planning to use this simulation, be sure to read the disclaimer page to understand the IP rights, related to this platform. The Emerald Forest Hotel simulation is actively monitored, but as the entire simulation is always "in progress", it is hard to oversee all of the changes and their impacts on all media. All postings are, for that matter, the individual responsibility of a specific editor of that specific piece of content, also on social media! If, by any means, you ended up on this website and think that some elements of the content infringe on your rights in any way, please contact us and we will respond: emeraldforesthotel at For details on usage of the platform itself (IP), please check the copyright page or contact us.

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