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César Ritz Colleges Switzerland: Your hotel school

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Hospitality, tourism and business on 3 campuses in Switzerland: César Ritz Colleges is inspired by the pioneer of luxury hotels, Mr César Ritz.

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From Bachelor degree to Master programmes, all your hotel management studies in Switzerland with César Ritz Colleges! Based in Le Bouveret, Lucerne and Brig, right in the heart of Europe.

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Hotel management graduates hold prestigious jobs and positions around the globe. Our school will kick-start your successful career!

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Graduate StoriesKristian Gundersen

"César Ritz Colleges gave me the foundations on which to build and grow."

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Development Manager Sun International in Johannesburg, South Africa


"I chose to study hospitality so the I could make use of the languages I learnt, to meet and work with a diverse group of people and of course to travel! Twenty years after graduation, I still love my job and the hotel game offers a different challenge every day of the week. It is such a dynamic industry and you have to be cutting edge to survive in such a competitive environment – the privilege to be a part of all that is what I love about my chosen career.

The first four years after graduating, I worked in a number of different types of operations, from Fish n’ Chips to the opening of a Leading Hotels of the World. From there, destiny took me to Sun International where I began in the group procurement department and then on to the development division where I am now the Development Manager.

My role is very exciting as I manage and direct the strategy and feasibility of new projects internationally. I work through the steps of planning, budgeting, design, construction, fitout, commissioning and finalise with the hand over to the operations team.

My career highlight so far has been directing and managing the team responsible for the incredibly successful construction and completion, against very unfavourable budget and timeline constraints, of the Monticello Casino and Resort Complex in Santiago de Chile, Latin America.

My advice to students considering studying hospitality is that this is a very demanding profession, one that must be lived, but it is incredibly rewarding.

My professional philosophy is; 'Form follows function.'"

Updated 2014