We are delighted to announce another major investment in the HTMi Switzerland campus. Currently underway we are renovating the main Swiss Alpine restaurant and connected accommodation, to be completed in Autumn this year.
HTMi was founded in early 1990s in the United Kingdom by Prof. R. Larmour, and Ian Larmour. In 1999 HTMi moved to Switzerland, following Prof. R. Larmour location search (including Soerenberg), organisation and academic and university partnership setup. Prof. R. Larmour became HTMi’s Academic Dean for the first 3 semesters.
Today in 2019 HTMi Hotel and Tourism Management Institute Switzerland is a Leading Hotel Management Institute in the World.
The 25th International Gala Event, held on Friday, 10th May 2019 is one of the most important events organised by the Higher Diploma students under the leadership of the Centre for Events Management at HTMi. During this semester our Higher Diploma class had the challenge to organise their event in a marquee welcoming guests from our local community, industry partners, staff and student body. For this special evening the theme of “The Greatest Show” was chosen to turn HTMi for one day into a remarkable circus. The highest standards of hospitality shown by the HTMi student body left the guests highly satisfied.
Upon arrival, guests were welcomed on a red carpet and admitted into a magical “Circus” entrance area accompanied by canapés, a special candyfloss topped champagne, complete with clowns and fortune-tellers. Thereafter, the guests were led into a magical marquee transformed into a circus styled décor and design and treated to a gourmet five-course dinner, ending with our traditional and famous Dessert Buffet. Throughout the evening many performances created a festive atmosphere, entertaining guests with magic, singing, dancing and entertaining games to make it a night to remember.
The HTMi Event Organizing Committee would like to thank all the ladies and gentlemen of HTMi for their hard work, dedication, commitment, support and tireless effort in making this International Gala Event such an enjoyable, successful and memorable evening. A final thank you goes to Chef Andreas Kurfürst and his team of culinary chefs, Madame Michele Schuster, Food & Beverage Manager and Mr. Sergej Jezelev, Operations Manager for their constant and incredible support.
This semester HTMi was proud to support the “David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust”, an organisation dedicated to the world’s most successful orphan rescue and rehabilitation program for elephants and rhinos in East Africa. During the evening an auction was held to raise much needed funds and we would like to thank you sponsors of the Intercontinental Hotel Davos, Mövenpick Hotel Zürich Airport, Bellezza Coiffeur & Nail Sörenberg and Mery’s Imbiss Schüpfheim for their donation of prizes.
HTMi Event Organizing Committee, Centre for Events Management, May 2019
Swiss – South African Apprenticeship Programme – HTMi Trainer Dominik Update
On 26th April, the Swiss – South African Apprenticeship Programme SSHAP has been successfully launched.
SSHAP supported by The Swiss Embassy to South Africa, National Business Initiative (NBI) and HTMi had placed students in Johannesburg’s leading hotels: Park Inn Sandton, Hilton Sandton and Hyatt regency Rosebank.
This initiative provides South African youth with the opportunity to gain Swiss certification through hospitality education, but most importantly industry exposure within various departments of international hotel brands. The model is based upon the famous Swiss Dual System where young apprentices work, and then go to school 1- 2 days per week.
HTMi Switzerland is a proud partner in the SSHAP and wishes good luck to all young hospitality enthusiasts on their journey to become industry professionals. The SSHAP is a supporting programme for the South African Government strategy to get millions of unemployed South African Youth ready to work.
Around 100 student and staff delegates met last week in our Sörenberg campus to celebrate our 22nd student led research conference since its inception in 2008. The Spring 2019 conference was introduced by International Academic Director Mr. Bernie Quinn who welcomed delegates to a packed agenda that included international speakers from academia and the hotel industry as well as senior students from the school.
Themes from external speakers included contemporary service excellence and we were reminded from Ulster University’s Robert McKenna that service excellence is not the preserve of the 5-star hotel but is readily evidenced by small hospitality businesses that regularly deliver high quality service without recognition nor awards. At the other end of this scale, Miss Samantha K. Hamilton of the Dakota hotel group, UK spoke of the challenges of opening new high-end hotels and how in particular to recruit large numbers of appropriate staff within a short time span.
Student research provided a breath-taking range of subjects from medical tourism in Kerala to sustainable tourism in Mauritius, destination image and the Rohingya crisis, volunteer tourism in Kenya, social impacts on indigenous populations after mega events such as the world cup in Brazil and many more. Students impressed judging panels with their in-depth analysis of far-reaching hospitality and tourism phenomena and their focused lines of inquiry.
The conference was closed with awards made to all those who had contributed so admirably to this remarkable two-day event. Next conference will be in November 2019 and the main theme will be ‘Gastronomy and the importance of sustainable food policies.’ Watch out for more details coming here soon…
We are happy to have Mr. Htun as a dedicated employee who was well organised
Mr. Aung Myo Htun (Alvin), F&B trainee at Thermal Quellen Resort Bad Zurzach
Mr. Htun put his expertise well into his daily work. He was also interested to learn new things and worked diligently and attentively. We are happy to have Mr. Htun as a dedicated employee who was well organized. To our guests he had a pleasant attitude, very likeable and helpful nature towards other colleagues.
We were satisfied in every way with his achievements.
HTMi Switzerland e-Brochure.
You can now directly download the HTMi Switzerland e-Brochure (Version April 2019), by following this link, filling out your name and email, and it is done. The brochure will download before your eyes, and you can enjoy all the latest updates from HTMi Switzerland, and HTMi International Development Group.
Please follow this link: https://htmi.ch/admissions/brochure/
Getting in touch with us.
To make it even easier for you to get in touch with us, all enquiries, as well as, admissions, applications, and global partnerships management, will now be managed by our Switzerland Office, led by Nina Mueller.
Our Asia Office is now located in Singapore.
Our Asia Office is now located in Singapore, at HTMi (Singapore). The new office gives us better access to regional operations, and supports the HTMi International Development Group.
Vision: To be a leader in nurturing and growing innovative Swiss hospitality brands.
Mission: To positively support the growth and quality of the hospitality industry.
Operating Culture: Lead don’t follow, create don’t copy.
Ian R. J. Larmour becomes CEO of SHGI in addition to his other roles as CEO and Managing Director within the consortium of companies to be lined up under and supported by SHGI.
Moving forward SHGI is positioned as the Group consortium company to lead the strategy, business development plans, and investment for our brands: currently HTMi Hotel and Tourism Management Institute Switzerland.
More news will follow in due course.
We would like to congratulate Vinoth Prakas on his high achievements within his various roles in HTMi over many years. Vinoth has decided to stand down to allow others to move up, and refocus his career. During his time at HTMi International Development Group and at HTMi (Singapore), Vinoth has been the leader in HTMi (Singapore) success in EduTrust, diplomatic relations, and international development with new campuses in Dubai, Australia and Singapore. He will remain in his current role until 1st June and he has been grooming his successor for some time.
“On behalf of HTMi International Development Group, HTMi (Singapore) and HTMi Switzerland family we thank Vinoth for his excellent contribution to the growth of the HTMi brand, and wish him very well in future”: Ian Larmour CEO and Managing Director
What a truly excellent achievement: the HTMI (Singapore) team is awarded the highly sought after EduTrust award (4 years). This symbol of excellence, dedication to education quality and very high standards is bestowed on HTMi (Singapore), the first ever Swiss Hotel School to get it. Pictured is the Winning Team, who never gave up and won it with high commendations. They are:
Pictured left to right
Siti Aishah, Recruitment and Career Manager
Tharini Nair, Student Services Manager
Bernie Quinn, Academic Dean and Chairman of the Academic Board
Andrew Chiew, Q Manager, Deputy Academic Head and Academic Board Member
Vinoth Prakas, Director
Jonathan Lim, Hospitality Training Manager
Not Pictured, but also with a high contribution level
Shoba Krishnan, Office Manager
Deepa Shalini, Lecturer
Joel Tan, Lecturer and Academic Board Member
Lam Ka Chong, Lecturer
Ian Larmour, Managing Director