About César Ritz Colleges

Students at César Ritz Colleges, Brig campus

About us

Where heritage meets innovation

We are a leading hospitality business school with entrepreneurship and sustainability at our heart. Drawing from over 40 years of experience and the pioneering ethos of César Ritz, we provide students with a multi-campus learning experience. We foster a culture of entrepreneurship, sustainability, and leadership, in an inclusive learning environment that values independent, visionary thinking through the application of the latest research and technology.

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Elevating your hospitality career

Embark on a transformative journey with César Ritz Colleges Switzerland

Are you ready to unlock your potential in the dynamic world of hospitality business? Welcome to César Ritz Colleges Switzerland, where your journey toward excellence begins. More than just a school, we are your gateway to a world of unparalleled opportunities.

Leadership at CRCS

Your path to success starts here

Imagine a legacy steeped in the visionary brilliance of César Ritz himself, spanning over four decades of experience. At César Ritz Colleges Switzerland, we don't just follow industry trends; we set them. Empower your quest for success through our core values of entrepreneurship, sustainability, and leadership.

What this means for you

Discover your passion, explore our programs, and elevate your hospitality career to new heights. Your journey to excellence is our mission. Your future begins here, with us, at César Ritz Colleges Switzerland.

Unmatched expertise 

Benefit from our years of experience and become part of an institution renowned for producing top-tier hospitality professionals.

Innovation in action

Immerse yourself in an environment where innovation is not just encouraged; it's expected. We equip you with the skills and mindset to lead the industry's evolution.

Swiss Federal Accreditation

At César Ritz Colleges Switzerland, our undergraduate, master's, and certificate programs have met and exceeded these rigorous standards for quality. Our commitment to excellence is now officially recognized bythe Swiss Accreditation Council (SAC).

 Your Future, Your Way

Explore a range of programs designed to fit your unique goals, and let us guide you toward successful career in hospitality.

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Embracing the future

Learn entrepreneurship, sustainability, and leadership in an inclusive learning environment. The future belongs to those who innovate, and we empower our students with the latest research and technology to drive positive change in the world of hospitality.

Find out more about our commitment to innovation (link)

Accreditations, certifications, recognitions

A stamp of approval

These play an essential role in the reputation and quality of César Ritz Colleges programs.

Topping the list

We are ranked among the top

César Ritz


The customer is never wrong

Born in 1850 in a small village in Switzerland, César Ritz used his creativity and innovative spirit to write hospitality history. Working hard in the restaurant and hotel industry, he was able to move up the ranks. Intelligent, agile, eager to learn, and decisive, he was the master of difficult situations and was known for his incredible memory of guests and their needs.

He famously coined the phrase, “The customer is never wrong."

He went on to manage and buy hotels, always introducing bold innovations. His most prestigious accomplishment was creating and running the Ritz Paris Hotel, an unprecedented example of comfort and elegance. It was there he met his lifelong friend and business partner Chef Auguste Escoffier.

César Ritz was a pioneer, who thought outside the box to create standards of service and excellence that defined and invented the luxury hospitality industry. That entrepreneurial spirit guides our entire experience, from the ambition of our students, to the way we nurture the next generation of visionaries.

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.

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At César Ritz Colleges, our teaching includes creativity, innovation, and understanding of risk, a sense of responsibility, as well as the ability to plan and manage projects in order to achieve objectives.

Tanja Florenthal


Tanja Florenthal

Swiss Education Group

Global leader in hospitality & business education

We are part of Swiss Education Group – an alliance of internationally-celebrated schools that specialize hospitality, business, and culinary arts. As a César Ritz Colleges student, you will 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.