Where Hospitality meets Business

Focused on hospitality, tourism, business and hotel management.
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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Swiss hospitality traditions combined with a top business management education; this is your life as a student of César Ritz Colleges.

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Graduate StoriesKatja Marshall

"César Ritz Colleges Switzerland has given me the necessary skills that I needed to prove myself later on in the industry."

Graduation Year
1995

Position
Director of Operations Fairmont Le Montreux Palace in Montreux, Switzerland

Country
Switzerland

Ever since I was a child, I have been intrigued by the world of hospitality. I have had the chance to travel a bit as a child, mainly in Europe, and stayed in some very nice hotels. I have always loved the atmosphere and the myths around the grand hotels.

I have to say that my second internship during my studies at César Ritz Colleges was the kick-starter to my career. I got a great internship opportunity with Ritz-Carlton in the USA in the Food & Beverage department. The practical skills I learnt in school were very helpful as I am a very hands-on person. To be successful after your studies, you have to start at the bottom. You need to know what you are talking about once you start to become a leader. Remember that today, the hospitality industry is looking for leaders, not just managers. We are working in a people business, we need to love people, respect them. Guests or colleagues, we need to spoil them and treat them like royalty, make them feel welcome.

After my graduation, I stayed with the Ritz-Carlton group as a waitress in Amelia Island, Florida, then transferred to their property in Hawaii as room service supervisor. I then got promoted to assistant restaurant manager before I moved back to the continent at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess as assistant restaurant manager at the Grill. My path took me back to Europe: in Gstaad, in Olten at the Château Mosiman, in Bern and Murten before heading back with Fairmont in Monte-Carlo. I am now Director of Operations at the Fairmont Montreux Palace and I wouldn't change a thing. The program at César Ritz Colleges is very good and very complete.

Updated 2015

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