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Powered by HTMi – Rohan Thatte

Congratulations to Rohan Thatté, our graduate, who just finished the design of HTMi’s new website, www.htmi.ch.

Inspired by the entrepreneurial spirit of HTMi, Rohan Thatté has now gone on to set up his own IT & Design Consultancy, architechs.co . While working with various clients on creative projects, Rohan and his team are developing an App, Plus.Events to enhance the experience of Networking Events which is soon to be released to the industry. We are very proud of him, as well as all our other graduates.

Powered by HTMi – Rohan Thatte

Powered by HTMi – Rohan Thatte

HTMi will gladly support Rohan in the future and, it is with this in mind, we have designed an award called ‘Powered by HTMi Switzerland’ for all our graduates that have successfully started their own business. We would like to bestow this award to Mr. Andrei Nacea, Mr. Andrei IIiescu, & Mr. Rohan Thatté, as well as to any other graduates who successfully start their careers as entrepreneurs.



Inaugural graduation at the Bahrain Institute of Hospitality and Retail

HTMi Partnership Institute in Bahrain , the Bahrain Institute of Hospitality and Retail (BIHR), held its graduation ceremony in April this year at the Crowne Plaza Convention Centre for students who secured the Diploma in International Hotel and Tourism Management awarded by HTMi Switzerland. The partnership between HTMi and BIHR began in 2013 with the first intake of students joining the programme in October 2014. The Bahraini graduates successfully completed the 24-month programme including a training period. Mr Charles Hains, the Academic Director of HTMi Switzerland was invited to present the Diplomas to the graduating students. Part of the visit by Mr Hains also included the HTMi QA reporting of the BIHR operation including an opportunity to see the construction of the fantastic new training kitchens and restaurants on the BIHR campus due to open in August 2017. The partnership goes from strength to strength.

For more coverage:
HTMi graduation ceremony held via newsofbahrain.com
HTMi Graduation Ceremony 2017 via BIHR.com/bh
HTMi International Development Group – Media Centre


HTMi Partnership College, KSIT, Kazakhstan.

HTMi Partnership College with ATU University, Kazakhstan, is the Kazakh Swiss Institute for Tourism, Catering and Hotel Business. As the College goes from strength to strength, HTMi is now welcoming groups of ATU students at HTMi. At the June 2017 HTMi Graduation in Zurich, we had the honour to welcome the Consul for the Kazakhstan Embassy in Switzerland, Mr. Yerkebulan Tauyekel, and a large delegation of students from our Partnership College KSIT.

Congratulations to HTMi – ATU students from Kazakhstan and staff.

– HTMi International Development Group – Media Centre


HTMi Partnership Colleges in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Al Hokair Group Saudi Arabia and HTMi – Going from Strength to Strength

In April 2015 HTMi and Mena Company for Education and Development in Saudi Arabia, announced a strategic cooperation to establish HTMi Switzerland Saudi Arabia at Al Hokair Group of Institutes of Hospitality and Tourism. In 2015 HTMi Mena had singed one campus and by 2016 MENA took over 4 more campuses in Saudia Arabia and its students strength went up from 300 students to 1000 in current year, this partnership has seen fantastic growth with the HTMi academic programmes now being conducted on all the campuses; the Abdul Mohsen Alkohair Higher Institute for Hospitality in Riyadh, and the Higher Institute for Hospitality & Tourism in Jazan and Baha. These institutes are considered the first specialized institutes in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the field of tourism and hotels. At the beginning of 2017 also saw HTMi being officially recognised by the Saudi Ministry of Education.

– HTMi International Development Group Media Centre


The HTMi Alumni Network is Moving Forward

The HTMi Career Centre has the pleasure to offer some great updates for our Alumni. We are working hard to revamping the actual network and to encourage more the communication and collaboration process.

First of all, we are proud to announce that the Alumni website, at www.myhtmi.ch, has been upgraded and relaunched. Please visit it and see all the projects we are currently developing and you will find out useful information! Even more, we care about our Alumni and their opinions, so do not hesitate to write us for improvements and suggestions.

Did you know about the HTMi Alumni Reunions? We have just organised the first three gatherings in Singapore, Bucharest and Budapest with the aim to facilitate the meeting and networking between the current and future Alumni. It is a new project, but with your support and with the increasing number of HTMi students and Alumni worldwide, for sure it will start growing. Moreover, in order to facilitate these reunions, as well as main pillars of this project, HTMi is looking for Alumni Presidents in different regions of the world. Are you interested? – visit the website and write us at [email protected] for further information.

Last but not least, stay connected with the HTMi Career Centre and all the HTMi Alumni on Facebook, LinkedIn, or just email us! Also, please do not forget to check the new volume of the HTMi Insider for the latest news from Sörenberg and all over the world.

Congratulations to Ms. Iulia, Lilli & Anett.

Congratulations to Ms. Iulia, Lilli & Anett.

The HTMi Career Centre is excited to share another update from our recent graduates Iulia (BSc), Lilli (BSc) and Anett (MSc). All three ladies managed to obtain an internship in a corporate office environment.

After completing the BSc course at HTMi, Iulia Buruiana was accepted as a Global Sales  Operations trainee with Marriott hotels in London. 

After fulfilling the achievement of being an Event MIT at HTMi, Lilli Szabo is now working as a Corporate Sales trainee at the Kempinski Corporate office in Geneva.

With completing the MSc courses at HTMi, Anett Oroszi was hired by Hilton London Kensington Hotel as a Human Resource Trainee. After only three months she was offered a full time position.

We would like to congratulate the ladies for achieving this next career step in the hospitality industry. This experience will be very useful for them in their future career. The Career Centre is very proud and is looking forward to sharing more and more updated information of our students. 

Best regards from all the HTMi teams. 


HTMi wishes everyone a happy 2017!


A review of 2016 shows our dedication to growth and success through innovation and academic excellence. A clear testament to this is from the Institute of Hospitality, who re-accredited HTMi for a further 5 years, adding to the longstanding accreditations of Eduqua, BAC, Universities of Ulster and Edinburgh Napier. On the research front, HTMi held its  17th International Research Conference, with the theme: ”Making a Difference in Hospitality and Tourism”.

HTMi celebrated excellence in events management with its 21st  International Gala evening, “The Oscars”, where we hosted many members of the Diplomatic Corps from around the world, and over 50 nationalities attended to enjoy this landmark event.

HTMi Career Centre continued to grow in reach and strength with a record number of placements in leading hotels in Switzerland and globally, and many executives from the Ritz Carlton Group and other leading hotel groups visited to recruit students at HTMi during 2016.

In 2016 we consolidated our international growth plan by forming the HTMi international Development Group, with the clear aim of bringing the HTMi brand of education and training to a wide and high quality global platform.  In 2016 HTMi gained 4 years education approval for HTMi (Singapore), adding to its campuses in Switzerland and India, and to its collaboration campuses with HTMi taught programmes in New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Bahrain,and Kazakhstan. By end 2016, we counted over 2000 students studying HTMi programmes globally.  We also continued to grow our connections to top universities with exchange and transfer agreements in China, USA, Australia, Taiwan, Canada, and many more to follow.

In addition to global advancement, innovation is part of the HTMi DNA, there are many examples to point to, but the one with the greatest global impact is Swisstouches Hotels and Resorts, an idea originally from HTMi Enterprise competition for all students, Sörenberg Concepts. At the end of 2016 we have signed contracts to open 5000 hotel bedrooms in South East Asia in the next 3 years, and with many more to come.

In 2016 a group of entrepreneur HTMi students formed a team called “The Board Legacy” (pictured). We wish them well in the European enterprise competition alongside 32 European hotel schools at the EM Cup, Maastricht, Holland in February 2017. We wish them all the best and to support them, everyone is welcome and encouraged to press “Like” at the following link   https://www.facebook.com/emcup.eu/photos/a.1333759943356299.1073741837.210906915641613/1333760703356223/?type=3&theater

HTMi would like to thank everyone that supported us in 2016 and wishes everyone a very happy and prosperous 2017.

Yours sincerely,
HTMi Board of Directors and HTMi International Development Group

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