HTMi Switzerland is very pleased to announce that we will be sending two teams to the Accor Takeoff! Challenge 2021. Best wishes to team one consisting of Ms. Nicole Pesantes and Mr. Mateo Manjarres both from Ecuador and Mr. Benjamin Juhasz from Hungary and to team two of Ms. Catalina Botea from Romania, Ms. Alsalwy Bashaar from Saudi Arabia and Mr. Htet Oo Hlaing from Myanmar.
Take Off! is the worldwide student competition organized by Accor since 2012. Our competition allows students to be evaluated by Accor professionals and by top tiered school professors with different cultural backgrounds! The competition challenges students from every corner of the globe with various issues connected with the group’s activities, such as loyalty programs, F&B services and lifestyle brands.
The topic for the 2021 Challenge is: Accor hotels in their communities. Let’s focus on the human aspect! where the teams are tasked with answering the question: How can all Accor stakeholders authentically engage with their local community, either through adapting existing initiatives or by creating new projects?
HTMi Switzerland is proud to support the efforts of Accor, the largest hospitality company in Europe, and the sixth largest worldwide. Accor operates in 110 countries and 5100 locations. Its total capacity is approximately 704,000 rooms.
We wish our students the very best of luck and success and hope they make it into the top 5 selected teams who will be invited to attend the Finals in Paris where they will get the privilege to pitch their CSR initiative to Accor Top Management and also have the opportunity of meeting Mr. Meet Sébastien Bazin, Chairman and CEO of Accor.
Anthony Lack, Head of Events Education and Planning, April 2021
HTMi is a global leader in making a difference.
Dishaa Shetty – From Bachelor Degree to Part Owner at Bombay 49 Restaurant and Bar
Dishaa Shetty’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dishaa-shetty-9ab22518b/
Chocolate flower pot filled with Toblerone & Raspberry Moose filled with Brownie “soil” crumble.
Swiss European Baking & Pastry Arts
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at HTMi Hotel and Tourism Management Institute Switzerland
Accredited by World Association of Chefs Societies
Following a return to full face to face teaching operations, we continue to make a difference by blending our online interactive broadcasting events, following on from the highly successful Global Student Forum.
On 29th April 2021 at 09:00 AM (Swiss Local Time), the very first HTMi Switzerland Virtual Open House was a groundbreaking success where we received registrations of over 250+ attendees, of which 150 were in attendance. The aim of this event has been to provide students with a unique opportunity to experience the learning environment, student lifestyle, on-campus facilities, student application process and academic performance. The vision of the event has been to engage with students directly through a personalised approach, as they would normally have in an actual open house event.
As pioneers of Swiss Hospitality Education, where HTMi Switzerland prides itself to the Leading Hotel Management Institute in the World, our motto ‘Lead, Don’t Follow. Create, Don’t Copy’, the response has been phenomenal. This event allowed over 35 nationalities to connect with HTMi Switzerland and experience a journey of international hospitality & tourism management with our excellent faculty members while having the opportunity to interact with them directly, as well as engage with our excellent students. This gave the attendees an authentic experience of Swiss Hospitality Education at its best.
In the light of COVID-19 globally, HTMi Switzerland has taken a leap forward to overcome challenges and provided every attendee with an experience that would provide them with a detailed overview of HTMi Switzerland campus, and its 6 Centres of Excellence.
The programs of HTMi Switzerland are industrially specific and prepare each student to become an exceptional manager, which is our motto ‘Come as Student, Become a Manager’. Through the exceptional learning facilities, faculty members and hands-on learning approach, we are confident that each student will exceed the industrial standard and employer expectations.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank our global partners to join this excellent and unique HTMi Switzerland Virtual Open House Event, and we look forward to the 2nd edition. Stay tuned, more to follow.
Following the successful management of the Pandemic in Switzerland, we are back with full face to face teaching and much more!
To start with we held our successful HTMi Global Students Forum 2021; enjoy reading the newsletter.
Our 2021 video is coming soon.
Link to the newsletter: https://htmi.ch/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Media-Release-HTMi-Global-Student-Forum-April-2021.pdf
Melody Wong – From BSc to Head Sommelier at The Carlton Tower Jumeirah, London
Melody Wong’s Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/melody-wong-5298822b/
Hertelier Article – Decanting the Secrets of a Top Sommelier: Melody Wong, The Carlton Tower Jumeirah: