Montreux, Switzerland

Hotel Institute Montreux

Since its establishment in 1985, the hallmark of Hotel Institute Montreux (HIM) is its modern approach to management, marrying a contemporary American management business outlook, with a sophisticated Swiss approach.

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Languages of instruction English
Nr. of Children 1300
School Type Co-educational
Day/Boarding Full Boarding
Curriculum Bachelor of Arts (BA)

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Sports and Extra-Curricular Activities


Sports and social activities provide an important balance to academic study. Access to a professional gym is free, or you can go swimming, be part of a sports team and play tennis, beach volleyball or football, or simply enjoy your individual hobbies and interests.

Extra-curricular activities

Learning continues beyond the classroom walls at Hotel Institute Montreux. There are excellent opportunities to participate in social and sporting activities throughout Switzerland and Europe. The Student Ambassador Forum organizes multiple events including ski trips, excursions around Switzerland, sports days and themed nights.

Student Ambassador Forum
The aim of the Student Ambassador Forum is to represent the entire student body. The committee strives to offer students a diverse, unique and unforgettable college experience by:

  • Developing the student activities calendar every semester
  • Organising extracurricular activities
  • Helping students solve communal and personal problems
  • Promoting a positive, tolerant and multicultural school environment

The sports and leisure coordinator organises, in cooperation with the Student Ambassador Forum, a wide range of activities such as:

  • Swiss Education Group sports day
  • Barbecues
  • In-house parties
  • Excursion to Switzerland’s capital city Bern
  • Olympic Museum in Lausanne
  • Chillon Castle
  • Wine tasting trip
  • Industry trade fairs

The aim of the Student Ambassador Forum is to represent the student body to the school’s management in order to promote and improve the quality of all areas of student life.

Master Classes
Master Class workshops are held throughout the year for interested students to meet with experts in their field. Workshops are interactive with most including some practical experience. Some examples of Master Classes are:

  • Networking
  • Public Speaking
  • Cigar Appreciation
  • Champagne Knowledge
  • Whiskey Tasting

During term four of the Bachelor program, you will have a project which involves organising and hosting a banquet for 80 guests on the school premises. Students are motivated, the team spirit between them is strong and the banquets are spectacular

Cultural Night
Hotel Institute Montreux hosts a cultural night twice a year, an event shared with students, staff and invited VIPs. The different cultural groups present on campus demonstrate their culinary and artistic values and talents.

Hotel Institute Montreux

Students learn the art of hospitality management, combined with a specialization in Finance, Human Resources or Luxury Marketing and Business Management. It is the combination of the business focus of the programs, practical skills and industry-recognised work experience that allow Hotel Institute Montreux students to tailor their education and open doors to a wide variety of exciting career options around the world.

Campus Life at the Hotel Institute Montreux

Hotel Institute Montreux is located in the heart of Montreux, on the shores of Lake Geneva with the Alps providing a spectacular backdrop. The campus is a 3-minute walk from Lake Geneva and the train station, providing easy access to a variety of activities. An hour from Geneva airport allows for easy travel to European hotspots at the weekends.

The school is comprised of several buildings within walking distance. All buildings have been renovated and equipped to provide state-of-the-art accommodation and modern learning facilities.

Hotel Europe hosts the main classrooms and most of the faculty offices. Final year Bachelor and Master students will be based in the Miramonte building, with a more business-orientated environment.

Academic Excellence

The Bachelor’s degree program is awarded in partnership with Northwood University (USA), which is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, one of the regional accrediting agencies for higher education in the United States, recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

The specializations in Finance, Human Resources and Luxury Marketing and Business Management offered at Bachelor and Master Degree levels are respectively endorsed by Banque Privée Edmond de Rothschild, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Tag Heuer, John Paul and Montreux Jazz Festival. These leading companies offer unique insights into the business world and ensure the relevance of the school’s specialized programs.

Hotel Institute Montreux Programs

  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Hospitality Management (with Specialization) awarded by Northwood University, USA
  • Master of International Business in Hospitality Management (with Specialization)
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