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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.
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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.
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.
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IHTTI now part of SHMS
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.
Are you an IHTTI Alumni? Let’s reconnect!
Dr. Dominic Szambowski
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Swiss Education Group
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.