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.


Securing a Placement with Swisstouches Hotels and Resorts

We congratulate our graduates. Ms. Christine Zan & Mr. Shafiq Reza is securing a placement with Swisstouches Hotels and Resorts in China, joining the increasing number of students and graduates going to our sister brand hotel company.

Pictured here with HTMi International Development Group Managing Director in the lobby of the latest beautiful Swisstouches Hotel.

Come as a Student, Become a Manager


HTMi Graduate Michael Kurfurst


My name is Michael Kurfürst from Germany.

I was lucky to study successfully at HTMi Switzerland in 2012 to 2014 and graduated as MIT. (Manager-in-Training)

In 2014 I moved to the UK to work at the Hamyard Hotel, an exclusive 5 Star Boutique Hotel, located in the heart of the West End, in the center of London.

I knew that it would a long and difficult road to success but my time at HTMi taught me how to stay professional and to be resilient no matter what. Starting as a cocktail waiter, I have since then been promoted twice to now Head Bartender, running a team of 15 Bartenders.

I’ve also won several national cocktail competitions, and have been featured in Imbibe Magazine with my cocktail creations.

Studying at HTMi prepared me for a successful career in the Hospitality Industry, for which I am ever so grateful.

I wish all future students of HTMi

Best of Luck, to work hard and study even harder.

Your pay-off will come, as it has for me.

Never stop learning, seek inspiration everywhere, and your future will be bright.




Congratulations to HTMi Graduate Laszlo Nagy

Laszlo has been employed for three years with Swisstouches Hotels and Resorts in China and then HTMi in Switzerland

During that time Laszlo has developed his skills to become a very competent manager in the hospitality industry. Recently Laszlo started his own business , and is now, as part of that, is helping HTMi develop its brands internationally.

Powered by HTMi, Laszlo, Business Advisor, now joins our newly formed Business Development Dept. reporting to the HTMi International Development Group.

Ian Larmour , Managing Director : “ As an employer we were very satisfied with Laszlo and his results, and now we are happy to support him with his new business”

HTMi International Development Group


Graduate Story – Liu Yang

Hello everyone. Welcome to the HTMi family! I am Liu, currently working as Assistant Manager Learning of Hyatt Place Dubai Hotels.  Prior to this wonderful journey with Hyatt, I spent some fruitful and memorable years in HTMi Switzerland pursuing my Bachelor Degree, participating in the Management Training Program, working as a Research Assistant, and very importantly making friends with fellow students from all around the world.
HTMi helped me gain the essential industry knowledge and skills and provided me with a diverse, multicultural environment to cultivate an open mind which I believe is not only essential for a successful career path but also for building long-term, healthy relationships both professionally and personally.  The great amount of support shown by the faculty, in particular from the lecturers is something that I am especially grateful for.
Enjoy your HTMi adventure, learn as much as possible, make friends, build connections and have fun in the Swiss Alps!

HTMi Graduate Stelian Babu

“Hi, my name is Stelian Babu, I’m originally from Romania and graduated with my BSc successfully from HTMi Switzerland in December 2012. Since then my career took quite a few turns. I started off in sunny Dubai as Front Desk Agent at The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre, where I got promoted to Night Audit Team Leader after 12 months.

With the beginning of 2016 I got the opportunity to join the Westin Abu Dhabi as Duty Manager, which taught me a lot and prepared me for my current position as Guest Relation Manager at the Grosvenor House, JW Marriott London. The Grosvenor House is the flagship hotel of Marriott in the entire Europe region. It is one of the largest properties in central London with 500 rooms and a world-renowned hotel which also has the largest meeting space in UK, yearly hosting international events like BAFTA Awards, Premier League Football Awards, Pride of England and many many more.”


Graduate Cody – Swisstouches experience

“Miss Cody Dulthummon showed her professional attitude from day 1, she displayed a hospitality approach whereby our family member’s and our guest’s alike had her undivided attention. During her time with Swisstouches Hotel Nanjing she was involved with training on brand standard, English conversation and F&B service.
Miss Cody’s ” can do attitude” deserves a special mention. Our guest praise Codi to the highest level for her display of hospitality professionalism. “

Kind regards,

Uwe Lohage | General Manager | Swisstouches Hotel Nanjing |
“Choosing our very first job is challenging as the right one will kick start our career. Swisstouches is my choice. Luckily, my choice allows me to discover the industry from different angles, leading me to different and challenging experiences. I have the chance to work with an organization that has a strong company culture, acting in integrity and which gives importance to its employees calling themselves ‘’family member’’. This is where my experience at Swisstouches made its commencement.


Successful companies have leaders who empower, motivate and lead by examples. At Swisstouches, much is being learnt, as one is surrounded with such front-runners and where teamwork plays a substantial role, enabling the company to thrust forward.

Swisstouches provides me with interesting and yet challenging projects, enabling me to develop my skills and knowledge. One of the projects in which I got involved, was to assist the Swisstouches Nanjing for their grand opening. It was a great opportunity to understand the start off of a hotel and understand the set-up of such operations. Being associated with effective and exemplary leaders provides an insight of how a learning organization is generated by training, developing and retaining talented members.

From my point of view, the factors associated to a fast career growth are not only the opportunities you get, but also the leaders assisting you along the way. With all the knowledge and expertise being acquired while walking with Swisstouches, one will fully be fledged and prepared to serve the hospitality industry. “


Cody Dulthummon, Brand Manager Swisstouches Hotels and Resorts


Pictured: Swisstouches Front Office Team Swisstouches Hotel Nanjing

Mr Uwe Lohange, General Manager, Swisstouches Hotel Nanjing

Pictured right of Mr. Lohange, Ms. Cody Dulthummon, Brand Manager

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