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Hotel Management Schools

The recognized partner schools of the Swiss Hotel Association are offering young talents and motivated professionals the chance for a promising career in the hospitality and catering industry.

Partner Schools in Switzerland

The hotel management schools in Switzerland form a central pillar of SHA's education network.

The hotel management schools whose courses are formally recognised by the Swiss Confederation are part of the Swiss professional education system which is known for its ideal combination of theory and practice. As an industry organisation, SHA is directly involved in defining course content, so the hotel management schools stay in touch with the latest development trends in hospitality. It is the reason why graduates of hotel management courses recognised by the Swiss Confederation represent precisely the kind of qulified hospitality industry specialists the labour market is calling out for.

The Hotel Management School (Hotelfachschule) Thun covers all aspects of hotel and restaurant management. Offering a state of the art educational environment, it is the ideal place for students who wish to train for demanding positions in the hospitality industry. During the three-year training, semesters at school alternate with internships of practical work. Graduates are known in the industry for their outstanding hands-on aptitude. 

The Swiss School of Tourism and Hospitality (SSTH) offers a first class higher education in Passugg with a focus on blending Swiss and international values. The SSTH's top qualifications open the doors to a wide range of career opportunities in Switzerland as well as abroad. One of the key study objectives is learning to work as a team with fellow students from different countries and experiencing first-hand, international interaction. 

Since 1893, the internationally renowned Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) has been at the forefront of hotel education and the ambassador of Swiss hospitality. SHA was the founder of EHL that was the first hotel management school of its kind. EHL offers a first-rate academic education which encourages students to venture into an international hospitality career.