Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne, Switzerland (EHL)-
No ordinary hospitality school!
It’s all about mastery at Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne !
My next stop is at Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL), the fourth largest city in Switzerland. I couldn’t think of a better place to stop half way through my trip across Europe. Lausanne provided the perfect place to take a moment to recharge and enjoy the view over lake Geneva. Just take a look at the picture below. The most perfect and tranquil place I’ve been to on my journey.
Lausanne is known for its upbeat vibe and its party-hearty student population. The contrast between old and new is evident, making the perfect place for tradition and innovation. This was reflected at Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne. Just by walking onto campus you could see that Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne is built on a sense of tradition. A tradition that dates back to 1893 where Jacques Tschumi created the first classes of the Ecole professionnelle de la Société suisse des Hôteliers (which would later become Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne) were given at the Hôtel d'Angleterre, on the shores of Lake Geneva. By 1970 Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne was World renowned with a student population made up of 50% Swiss and the others originating from overseas. Today Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne is a kaleidoscope of international flavours and cultures.
Students get the whole package and experience at EHL. There’s the Berceau des Sens, EHL’s training restaurant which is open to the public for private fine-dining experiences, a vegetable garden, created in 2013, which offers a true teaching environment using the principles of permaculture to teach students about new tastes and biodiversity, and the strengths of industry partnerships provides students with the platform to be successful both within and outside the hospitality industry. After all, hospitality is within each and every industry.
When you tour the campus and meet people on the ground you’ll find a young, dynamic institution with modern facilities and one of the most culturally diverse schools in the world but you'll also notice a sense of tradition and appreciation for mastery within hospitality. The EHL philosophy of learning combines experience and discovery, leading to the mastery of the arts and sciences of hospitality management. The students and graduates not only go on to be leaders in the hospitality industry, they also transmit the EHL tradition of European hospitality, savoir-faire and savoir-vivre.
If you are considering a career within the hospitality industry then please take a look at EHL's courses here. You won't be disappointed!
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