As a historic building, the Caux Palace offers an inspiring environment in which to study, steeped in the heritage of Swiss hospitality traditions. This unique campus offers modern facilities and is equipped with the latest technology to aid students in their studies. Caux is located in the french-speaking area of Switzerland and is an hour and twenty minutes from Geneva airport, easily accessible by car or train.
Full board is provided throughout the week and is included in the fees. Three meals are served from Monday to Friday with brunch and dinner on weekends. Students have the choice of eating in any of the food outlets on campus:
The main buffet restaurant on campus serves an international buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Le Caux Palace Restaurant
A traditional fine-dining restaurant from an a-la-carte menu for lunch and dinner. Students apply food and beverage theory they have learned and practise service skills in this restaurant.
Coffee Beans Lounge Bar
Run by student in-house trainees, students can purchase a coffee, snacks or warm dishes from early morning until late in the evening.
The students' bar and night club, open until late on weekends.
All accommodation is designed to offer students the comfort and privacy needed for study or to simply relax. Bedrooms are spacious, modern and comfortable; all are non-smoking. Accommodation is located in the main campus building and also in external buildings, all within walking distance.
Double Standard Room (included in the fees)
- Two single beds (double occupancy)
- Desk and office chair
- Ample wardrobe and storage space
- Shared bathroom*
* Some rooms may have private bathroom.
The following rooms have all the features of a double standard room with the additional extras/changes (which are available at an extra charge):
Single Standard Room
- Single occupancy
- A small number of rooms have private bathroom.
Double or Single Deluxe Room
- Lake view
- Private bathroom
Bed Linen and Towels
Bed linen and towels are provided for all room categories. Towels are changed once a week by the housekeeping department. Bed linen is changed every two weeks or upon request.
A fully equipped laundry is available in all student accommodation buildings. These facilities are card operated. Cards are available to purchase at the reception.
The housekeeping department cleans rooms weekly.
A luggage room is available in the school for students to store their luggage during the internship period if required.
Julio Corredor (Columbia) – Asset Manager, Action Hotels - Dubai, UAE
"Swiss Education Group gives you the opportunity to catapult yourself into the hospitality industry."
"During my senior year, I decided to study law even though my head teacher said she saw me more as a hotelier rather than a lawyer. Three months into law school, I was not happy. Four months later I arrived in Caux Palace to study hospitality at SHMS Swiss Hotel Management School. I've been super happy ever since. My teacher was spot on!
SHMS has helped me achieve success in my career because it gave me the opportunity to catapult myself into the hospitality industry. It's all about how you build relationships, adapt to different situations and manage to be one step ahead of everyone else. You get to practice all this in school and you really become better at it from the moment you leave school to enjoy your career. SHMS taught me how to bridge multicultural gaps and how to read between the lines.
After graduation, I was selected by Starwood to join their Vita Futura program in the Middle East. I was one of the 33 selected from a total of 800 applicants! I've been living in the Middle East ever since and I worked at Le Meridien Al Aqah Beach Resort as trainee, moved to the Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers. I then reported to the CEO at the Hospitality Management Holdings headquarters in Dubai where I was Head of Operational Support. Today I am Asset Manager with Action Hotels and my role is to work with the projects team to ensure we have successful, on time and on budget openings. Once the new hotels are open, it is paramount to have them performing and be as profitable as possible to ensure the owners' expectations are met.
If you are considering hospitality as a career, go for it but make sure you enjoy what you do. Remember it's never too late to make a change. As the saying goes: better late than never!"