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Institute of Hospitality re-accreditation of Ulster University

The Institute of Hospitality announces the successful re-accreditation of hospitality management programmes offered by University of Ulster.

HTMi Hotel and Tourism Management Institute Switzerland offers the BSc (Hons) International Hospitality Management in partnership with Ulster University.

You can read more about the report at the Institute of Hospitality news release here:

Check out the BSc programme here:


New Release – Russian International Protocol Forum 2019

HTMi, Hotel and Tourism Management Institute Switzerland’s Head of Events Education and Planning, Mr. Anthony Lack was invited as a speaker at the first edition of the Russian International Protocol Forum 2019 in Moscow, Russia. The topic of his presentation was “The Gap between Protocol and Hospitality, Tourism & Event Management Studies” and was part of a panel discussion focusing on Protocol Education Market review: where to study protocol and etiquette today.

The forum was organised by IQ Protocol and took place at the Skolkovo Innovation Center Moscow. The two-day forum consisted of 65 speakers and presenters during 15 sessions and panel discussions and was attended by over 455 participants.

Speakers consisted of Heads of executive office and chiefs of Protocol of federal and regional authorities, Chiefs of Protocol of large Russian and International corporations and companies and International and Russian experts in the field of Protocol, Etiquette and Cross-Cultural Communication and provided an excellent platform for business networking.

Mr.Vladislav Kitayev, Chief of Protocol of the President of the Russian Federation, opened the plenary session. ‘The world dynamics and the associated trends of globalization, informatization, and digitalization, are setting new requirements for Protocol today,’ said Mr.Kitaev. ‘It is becoming more dynamic, flexible, transparent, less standardized and more open’.

Pavel Zarubin, the Political Correspondent of the All-Russia State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company, moderated the opening session, encouraging the Protocol experts as they stepped into their unusual roles of the plenary speakers.

On reflection, Mr. Lack said, “it was a great occasion to meet and network with so many high-profile experts in the fields of protocol, etiquette and cross-cultural communication from both Russia and internationally and amazing opportunity of learning”.


SHGI, Swiss Hospitality Group International – Managing Director

SHGI, Swiss Hospitality Group International – Appoints New Managing Director

We are delighted to announce that Vinoth Prakas is appointed Managing Director, SHGI, Swiss Hospitality Group International. Reporting to CEO, Mr Ian Larmour, Vinoth will focus on global business development plans for SHGI key brands: HTMi Hotel and Tourism Management Institute; SEED Hotel Management and Swisstouches Hotels and Resorts. Vinoth will lead a team of business development, marketing and brand managers.

Following various successful roles mainly within HTMi, Vinoth will also manage government relations, and investor management for all brands within SHGI. This key executive appointment takes effect 1st July 2019.

SHGI Vision: To be a leader in nurturing and growing innovative Swiss hospitality brands.

SHGI Mission: To positively support the growth and quality of the hospitality industry.

On behalf of HTMi International Development Group and Swisstouches Hotels Vinoth key successes are:

As Director and Management Representative, established HTMi (Singapore) leading to 4 years EduTrust. As a member of HTMi International Development Group, he played a key role in establishing the following:

HTMi Australia;
HTMi Switzerland Dubai, and the ICO certification;
Swiss South Africa Apprenticeship Programme;
Partnership with Polytechnics Mauritius;
As Swisstouches Representative established SEED Hotel Management;
As HTMi Director established HTMi International Development Group Government Relations Dept.

Vinoth joins the board of SHGI.

SHGI will announce, further leadership, board and team appointments shortly.


HTMi International Development Group Steps Up Global Expansion – India

We are delighted to announce a major expansion plan in India, and HTMi Switzerland is delighted to form a new partnership with Kingston Educational Institute Kolkata ( Kingston Educational Institute are one of the largest, longest established polytechnic education institutes in Kolkata, and are highly reputed in hospitality and management education.

HTMi Switzerland is delighted to partner with Kingston Educational Institute to provide both institute’s students and staff culture, education, work experience and research exchange, and to explore academic collaboration in subject areas: hospitality and culinary.

Congratulations to HTMi International Development Group’s Bernie Quinn and Vinoth Prakas for forging this exciting new partnership.


Mr. Lajos is sincere, honest, hardworking, responsible and motivated person.

Mr. Adam Lajos, Club Lounge trainee at The Ritz Carlton Budapest

Mr. Lajos is very hospitable and courteous to our guests and displays genuine interest to exceed their expectations and create long-lasting memories. He maintains excellent working relationship with his team members and renders respectful attitude towards his seniors. I have had the opportunity of viewing Mr. Lajos’s professional development over the past months in my capacity as Club Level Supervisor – Department Head, and I can state with confidence that he is sincere, honest, hardworking, responsible and motivated person.


Ms. Ayuko has always been very diligent and able to work independently.

Ms. Pauline Ayuko, Kitchen Trainee at Harder Kulm Panorama Restaurant

Ms. Ayuko has a very good understanding of her duties and copes well during stressful and busy situations. She has always been very diligent and able to work independently. Ms. Ayuko has always been respectful to her superiors and she has perfectly integrated our team. Ms. Ayuko has always fulfilled her tasks to our fullest satisfaction.


HTMi Switzerland Moving Forward – Congratulations to the Staff

CEO Mr Larmour hosts an HTMi Switzerland staff event to congratulate the staff team for all efforts, dedication and successes in steering HTMi Switzerland towards our vision of being “a leading hotel management institute in the world”. Our vision remains in place since 2009, and SHGI, Swiss Hospitality Group International, will support and accelerate HTMi Switzerland to achieve the vision.


HTMi Graduate Yena, Les Chefs D’Or Finalist

HTMi would like to congratulate our graduate Ms. Yena Catherine Jung on recently being nominated and selected as a finalist for the Derek Fenn Award. As part of the 25th Anniversary of Les Clefs d’Or New Zealand the society has introduced the Derek Fenn Award. This award is to recognise outstanding individual Hotel Concierge team members. Yena is currently working as Concierge Supervisor at the five-star luxury Sofitel Viaduct Harbour Auckland in New Zealand. The winner will be announced at the Concierge Ball on 2nd June 2019.

Les Clefs d’Or (translated as The Golden Keys) founded in France in 1952 is a professional association of hotel concierges, with approximately 4000 members working in over 80 countries and 530 destinations, in literally every corner of the world and serves more than 100 million guests every year, Les Clefs d’Or members fulfil an infinite variety of requests from the everyday to the extraordinary.


Linda excelled in her teamwork skills and willingness to learn.

Ms. Linda Phanova, Spa Receptionist Trainee at InterContinental Davos

We recognize Ms. Phanova as an interested and helpful intern who performed the assigned tasks to our complete satisfaction. Ms. Phanova excelled in her teamwork skill and willingness to learn. She was a team oriented and equally appreciated by our international guests, supervisors and colleagues because of her friendly and polite manners.

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