International Institute of Hotel Management in Switzerland

The Swiss Hotel Management School is one of the leading international hotel management institutes in Switzerland. It offers a wide range of world-class academic programmes for undergraduates and postgraduates in Hospitality Management, Events, Spa and Resort Management.


Mission Statement

As an institute of international hotel management in Switzerland our emphasis is on applied Swiss hospitality expertise combined with international management competencies. We teach quality hospitality management programmes founded upon the internationally recognized Swiss traditions. Our broad range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes reflects the diversity of the service sector and is designed to meet the needs of the industry setting standards for the 21st century.

Facts About the Institute of Hotel Management

The Swiss Hotel Management School offers an international hotel management education experience to 1,600 students per year from over 80 different nationalities at its Caux and Leysin campuses.

Milestones for Hotel Management in Switzerland


The Swiss Hotel Management School was founded as a private hotel management school in Les Paccots.


Move into the Caux Palace located above Montreux.


Partnership established with the University of Derby (UK) for the awards of the Bachelor of Arts Honours degree and Master of Arts.


The Swiss Hotel School Association (ASEH) recognised the quality of the programmes offered at the Swiss Hotel Management School and granted full accreditation. ASEH conducts regular reviews of programmes and facilities to ensure this ongoing quality.


Acquisition of the Mont-Blanc Palace and Belvédère hotel in Leysin and opening of the Leysin campus after complete renovation of both buildings.


Revalidation of the programmes run in partnership with the University of Derby (Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts).


Launch of the Master of International Business in Resort and Spa Management programme at the Leysin campus.

Opening of a student-managed spa with a public section in Leysin.


Swiss eduQua qualification awarded; a recognition of the quality programmes, academics and facilities that full certification has been awarded to the Swiss Hotel Management School.

Inauguration of the historic ʻBuffet de la Gare’ in Caux as a student-run restaurant open to the public.


Launch of the Master of Science in International Hospitality Management built on the success of the Master of Arts in International Hospitality Management offered at the Leysin campus.

Success Story

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University Partner

  • University of Derby

Supported by the hotel industry

  • Six Senses
  • Corinthia
  • InterContinental Malta
  • Old Edwards inn

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