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Word of welcome by Christina Bergman, former owner of the Emerald Forest Hotel.

"I would kindly like to welcome you all to this simulation, which is much more then just 'a game'! My name is Christina Bergman: my family and I used to run the Emerald Forest Hotel, a nice and cozy hotel with 100 rooms. In fact, we still own 50% of the hotel, but we are in urgent need of new management insights! This platform and several social media sites will support you as the new management team with over 1,873 pages in running my hotel. So, don't get killed by information and stay focused. You, as well as a number of other management teams, have the unique opportunity to show you can do better than we did in recent years. All your private financial and marketing information will not visible to other teams. I will surely keep an eye on you, through social media, the coaches etc. for I am still an active member of the Board of Directors. I wish you all lots of success in achieving profit and in your creativity!".

Want to see the promo video? Check promo Emerald Forest Hotel or check all management teams ever running my hotel in all concepts.


This platform in the central element on the content of the management game Emerald Forest Hotel.
To get an idea on the simulation: have a look at

Competition Birmingham to come

The competition Game_18UK_home has started: your program is ready, check it out! Good luck to you all.

Competition Breda, the Netherlands has ended

The competition Game_17NL_home has ended: thank you all for participating. Congrats to the winning teams!

  • on Creativity: Team Hotel Around the World
  • on Net profit: Team Hotel Pelres

See their interview: Category:Emerald_forest_finished_teams.

Greetings from FBTR-NHTV Breda
Photos of the finals at FBTR-NHTV Breda 2016 [1]

Competition Tallinn has ended

The competition Game_16EE_home has ended: thank you all for participating.
Have a look at a short video recap:

Congrats to the winning teams!

  • Amstelburg: Gatsby Park Hotel for the double!
  • Budano: Emotional Paradise & Hotel MirrorMirror
  • Copenstadt: The Tune Inn Hotel & Lounge for the double!

Well done, all competitors!

Photos of the finals in Tallinn April 2016. Check all pictures on Flickr Flickr-icon.JPEG

Competition Karlsruhe has ended

Video recapp of the competition:

Or check the long one

Your challenge Game 15DE home has ended! Thank you all for participating!
Congratulations to the winning teams:

Coaches special award for Fitness Ranch

Competitions to come

We are preparing for the competitions to come.

  • Birmingham (UK) autumn 2016
  • Valmiera (Latvia) autumn 2016
  • Venice (Italy) still unknown
  • Karlsruhe (Germany) February 2017
  • Tallinn (Estonia) spring 2017
  • Breda (Netherlands) June 2017

What can we do for you?

The Emerald Forest is a unique simulation, offering the opportunity to work on (business) management skills in a modern, attractive way, completely online way. The simulation is much more then just this platform and has been played by more than 4.500 participants.
The management skills to demonstrate focus on:

  • creativity, commercial calculating, managerial capacities and promotional skills.

The Emerald Forest Hotel is an international management simulation and is also set in an attractive competition based on profit and on creativity. We offer four options:

  • joining the competition with teams in a personalized version and use the gameplay
  • we help you in setting up a project like using our expertise of 15 years experience
  • just use the story line and all of the content

Interested? Learn more! or check what other teams have done so far!.

All new hotel concepts

All of the new concepts which have been worked out by the participants from over 20 countries during this management simulation are listed on the page all new hotel concepts. From there you can click to any new hotel and it's total achievements and presentation.
Read the interesting blog post explaining the structure TravelNext of the Emerald Forest and gamification: sorry it is in Dutch.

Reports on the project

The simulation is used in different situations: it can be linked to traditional education, to coaching or training. Check the videos for an overview, filmed by participants.

Video impressions of a competition
European competition in Valmiera, June 2012

Goals of this simulation

Teams are assigned to manage the hotel and keep it commercially and financially healthy, keep it independent and to show their vision on how to run a company like this. This platform is the central place in the management game. The total of the simulations consists of:

  • this platform as central place of documentation
  • online support in communications on many different social media and websites
  • offline live activities and related courses
  • private files of the management teams in the cloud for making decisions, getting results etc.

Find links to the online media here.

Emerald Forest Hotel is a nice hotel with lots of potential, as you can find out on his platform. Interested in joining? Contact us.

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EU project

This platform supports the Emerald Forest Hotel simulation. The very first competition was the final of the EU Lifelong Learning Program. The purpose of this project is to bring (small) enterprises and education together. All details on this project can be found in EU info on the whole project.

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This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This communication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

The partners in this project are:

Release and copyrights

July 2016 there will be a new release of Emerald Forest Hotel: a total upgrade specifically the usability will be upgraded, as well as the content and other online elements. If you are a participant in the simulation, be sure to read the page disclaimer. Be sure when working on this game that whatever you post, you have the right to post that specific picture, photo, video or text without infringing anyone's copyrights. The website is actively monitored but as the entire game is an ongoing real time process it is hard to oversee all of the changes and all of the impacts. All postings are, for that matter, the individual responsibility of the editor of that specific piece of content.
If, by any means, you ended up in this website and think that the content offends your rights in any way, please contact us and we will respond. The entirety of this content is published under Creative Commons license. For details check the page copyright on this platform.


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