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Mission Statement of The Institute of Hotel Management
César Ritz Colleges Switzerland offers world-class hospitality business education in an international institute of hotel management. Our priorities are academic rigour, Swiss professional training, multicultural awareness and a caring approach to the personal development of our students. We are proud of our worldwide network of hospitality employers and alumni. The graduates of our international hotel management institute in Switzerland are industry professionals and leaders who exceed customer and employer expectations through their persistent dedication to excellence.
Core Values of International Hotel Management
Excellence embodies passion for academic rigour and excellence in the quality of the education provided. Excellence is a quality that César Ritz Colleges’ students continue to seek throughout their international career in hotel management.
Service represents the desire instilled in students to give consistently good service in everything they do. Students learn the importance of customer service in their professional life and strive to always exceed customer expectations.
Leadership is a life-long skill that ensures success in student’s personal and professional development. Leadership skills are encouraged so that students can inspire those around them and equip themselves with a range of transferable skills.
Care plays a vital role in all activities at the international hotel management institute in Switzerland; the faculty care about the student body and provide a healthy and nurturing environment so that students can maximize their potential.
Innovation involves constant review of existing activities and exploration of ways to improve and offer exciting new services and study options. Inspiring innovation in students work environment guarantees positive results. That’s how we perceive our institute of hotel management.
César Ritz Colleges trusts that its students will continue to live by these core values throughout their personal and professional life, thus ensuring a happy and successful future.
Over 30 Years of Innovation in Hotel Management in Switzerland
Opening of the first college, the "Schulhotel Alpina" in Brig, by Dr Wolfgang D. Petri.
The first Bachelor programme in Hotel Management in Switzerland is launched in co-operation with Washington State University, USA.
The "César Ritz" Foundation in the Valais region and Mrs Monique Ritz, daughter-in-law of the famous hotelier, give us the honour of allowing us to name our colleges after César Ritz, "The Hotelier of Kings and The King of Hoteliers".
Opening of the Institut Hôtelier César Ritz in Le Bouveret on the shores of Lake Geneva.
Launch of the first Hotel Management Postgraduate Diploma programme in Switzerland.
First U.S. Bachelor degree in hotel management in Switzerland in collaboration with the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Opening of the International College of Hospitality Administration (ICHA) in Brig.
ICHA becomes University Centre César Ritz following the Swiss Government authorities approval of the use of the name "University".
The first Master of Science in International Hospitality Management is launched in Switzerland in co-operation with Manchester Metropolitan University (UK).
Recognition by the State of Valais, Switzerland of the Bachelor of International Business and the Master of International Business in Hotel and Tourism Management.
The first Swiss hotel management school receives accreditation from TedQual, the accrediting body of the World Tourism Organization part of the United Nations (UNWTO).
College President, Mr Martin Kisseleff, and Mr Bernhard Schwestermann arrange a management buy-out. César Ritz Colleges continues to be independent and 100% Swiss owned.
The annual European conference of the prestigious United Nations World Tourism Organization is held at the University Centre César Ritz in Brig.
Invision Private Equity AG acquires César Ritz Colleges Group. César Ritz Colleges joins the network of the Swiss Education Group.
Swiss Education Group acquires DCT, University Center in Vitznau, Switzerland.
DCT becomes part of César Ritz Colleges and moves to Lucerne.
Opening of the Lucerne Campus in the former renovated Hotel Union building.
César Ritz Colleges leads the revolution and is the first Swiss Hotel Management School to introduce iPads as an interactive learning tool.
César Ritz Colleges announces the University of Derby (UK) as its academic partner for all Master degree programmes and reinforces the status as an international hotel management institute, rooted in Switzerland.
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