On 19 and 20 June, The Class of 2020 organized its second annual off-site excursion. This year, representatives of our partners travelled to Barcelona. Aimed at learning about developments in the student accommodation and higher education communities, to get to know each other better, and to attend the first Class of 2020 partner strategy meeting.
Our partner Melon District was our host, and together with colleagues from RESA they organized a program that was inspirational, informative and fun. We toured Melon District’s Marina property – with roof top swimming pools they represent the luxury segment of the Student Accommodation community. RESA gave us a tour of Pere Felipe Monlau, their oldest Barcelona property that was opened in 1997 and is currently in the process of being renewed.
At the Universities Department Headquarters of the Generalitat de Catalunya we learned about the Catalonian university system and how it is working together with the private sector (also in accommodation) to market the region as a destination for students.
To capture the great atmosphere, Melon District created the video below. On behalf of all Class of 2020 partners we would like to thank Melon District and Resa for organizing an amazing two days in one of Europe’s great cities.