About SHMS

About Swiss Hotel Management School

About us

The contemporary Swiss hospitality school

Ranked third best hospitality school in the world and second in Switzerland, we combine the best of Switzerland's rich hotelier heritage with tomorrow's forward-thinking and innovative learning tools. We believe in the power of learning by doing. That is why we offer practical hands-on education across all aspects of our curriculum.

We are ranked among the top

2022 QS Rankings


Combining Swiss heritage & innovation

Our school combines the best of Switzerland’s rich hotelier heritage with the innovative learning tools of tomorrow. With two stunning campuses located in French-speaking Switzerland, you will study in a one-of-a kind environment steeped in Swiss hospitality traditions.

Cultivating our student's skills by managing the various restaurants or spa facilities on campus, running events for real customers, or developing interior design concepts ready to be implemented in real-world situations.

Our students don't just learn the practical skills they need to become hospitality leaders – they also receive the qualifications that get them noticed by employers all over the world. 

Our partners

Nurturing strong industry relationships

Key partnerships with industry leaders ensure that our programs remain relevant and reflect latest trends and insights. Our industry partners contribute to the creation of academic programs, hold guest lectures on campus, and host visits to their premises to provide students additional insights into real-life operations.

Swiss Hotel Management School. Apple Distinguished School

Commitment to excellence

We are an Apple Distinguished School

SHMS is the first hospitality school in the world, and the first institute of higher education in Switzerland, to receive the prestigious “Apple Distinguished School” recognition. This recognition is awarded to centers of educational excellence that demonstrate innovative ways to use technology to support learning goals and inspire student creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking, while cultivating environments in which students are excited and curious about learning.

Our Campuses

Spaces designed for optimal creativity and innovation.

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IHTTI now part of SHMS

Merging two schools

In July 2019, we welcomed IHTTI’s talented students and faculty as guests to our Leysin and Caux campuses. Finally, in 2021, IHTTI became family as we integrated their world-renowned design courses into the validated degree programs at SHMS.

The legacy and heritage of IHTTI remain and are proud to combine our expertise under one roof now at SHMS.


School of Hotel Management Switzerland

Through real-life case learning and by highlighting the human factor, our students are propelled into working out the positive outcomes for the future of the industry.

Dr. Dominic Szambowski


Dominic Szambowski

Accreditations, certifications, recognitions

A stamp of approval

Swiss Education Group

Global leader in hospitality & business education

We are part of Swiss Education Group – an alliance of internationally-celebrated schools that specialize in hospitality, business, and culinary arts. As a SHMS student, you’ll join a global community of students and alumni where you can share advice and uncover new opportunities. Our graduates go on to build successful careers across a wide range of industries, providing you with an invaluable network.