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18 09, 2019

Highest BSc Honours Degree Results Ever

Following last week’s University of Ulster BSc (Hons) Examination Board we are delighted to announce our highest level of academic results ever. From a BSc student cohort of 30 students we recorded twenty 2:1 (second class upper division) and seven first class honours awards. This record-breaking set of results puts the bar at a new height of excellence. We are going to have great graduation celebrations, and congratulations to all our hard working, high-achieving students, the strong support and dedication of our fully upgraded HTMi excellent academic team, and to the dedication of the UUBS team. Congratulations.

Ian Larmour CEO Sept 2019

13 09, 2019

HTMi Switzerland Announces EMCup 2020 Team

HTMi, Hotel and Tourism Management Institute congratulates Martina Leep (Hungary), Renee de Bruyn (Netherlands), Rakiya Akimalieva (Kazakhstan), Adnan Kulenovic (Croatia) and Dan Nguyen (Czech Republic) for being selected to represent HTMi at the European Mise en Place Cup in February 2020 in Maastricht, Netherlands. The team will be coached under the leadership and guidance of Mr. Anthony Lack and Mr. Tudor Campan. This will be HTMi’s fourth involvement in the competition. In the 2019 competition HTMi achieved sixth place out of thirty-six international hotel schools and in 2020 we hope to better that ranking.

The EMCup is an annual competition amongst the best European Hotel Management Schools and offers students the chance to make a difference with their visions and ideas. The theme for the 2020 competition is “Battle of the Brands – Will Hotel Chains Survive, in the Battle for Guest Loyalty?”

We wish them the best of luck and success at the competition and showing the world the HTMi spirit of hospitality.

Anthony Lack, Head of Events Education and Planning

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HTMi Switzerland Announces EMCup 2020 Team
11 09, 2019

Mr. Putnoky fulfilled his tasks to our complete satisfaction

Mr. Csanad Putnoky – Benedek, Housekeeping trainee at Hotel Villa Honegg, Luzern

We were delighted to welcome Mr. Putnoky as a very dutiful and enthusiastic employee. In a short time, he managed to acquired many knowledge on his duties and able to continuously increase his volume of work. He worked reliably and fulfilled his tasks to our complete satisfaction.

9 09, 2019

HTMi Serves the Community @ Soerenberg Festival 2019 @ UNESCO Biosphere

HTMi, Hotel and Tourism Management Institute Swtzerland is very proud to announce that for the third time we were a proud supporter of the SörenBERGfest 2019 in our own hometown of Sörenberg, HTMi sent ten excellent students with outstanding German knowledge to manage the Food & Beverage Operations.

Sörenberg`s largest traditional Swiss festival, the SörenBERGfest takes place every two years. This year it was organized on Saturday, 7th September 2019 and attracted over 1,300 guests not only from the local regions, but also from many parts of Switzerland. During the evening the guests were entertained by traditional famous Swiss performers and served with traditional Swiss food and beverages.

The doors for the guests opened at 4pm where guests enjoyed authentic Swiss entertainment, singing and dancing. Meanwhile our students working together with the local staff served all the guests with food and beverages.

We would like to thank the following students for their outstanding professionalism Boldizsar Egressy, Szabina Ficsor, Bora Busa, Benjamin Juhasz, Pieter Hazenberg, Nikola Vatkov Bulgaria, Nikolai Tregouet, Robert Miklos, Robinson Kinyua Kenya and Prathu Rajaram for their hard work and professionalism.

Our students had the opportunity to experience how a large festival works, and had the chance to learn more about Switzerland`s traditions. Besides the hard work they had lots of fun and enjoyed the whole festival.

The organizers of the event together with Mrs. Carline Rüegg, Director of the Tourism Board for Sörenberg & Flühli expressed their total satisfaction with the work of our students and also mentioned that many guests gave compliments about the outstanding service and professional attitude of our HTMi students. The organizers want to continue working with HTMi, Hotel and Tourism Management Institute in the future, and we will once again support the next SörenBERGfest in 2021.

Anthony Lack, Head of Events Education and Planning

9 09, 2019

Our Students Support Czech Embassy Berne Switzerland

On Thursday, 5th September 2019, HTMi Switzerland students again supported the Embassy of the Czech Republic to manage the food & beverage service at their official diplomatic event. Due to the high standards and professionalism of our students we are very proud of our ongoing collaboration with the embassy in being invited back again to manage and assist with their events and we look forward to many more. HTMi Switzerland would like to thank our team of students for their support. Ms. Irena Valentová, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of the Czech Republic says “I would like to thank you very much for your support at events in our embassy. Your students were fantastic”.

Pictured with H.E. Madam Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Kateřina Fialková of the Czech Republic to the Swiss Confederation (fourth from left) are Rastislav Pavlisin, Dan Minh, Daniela Muchova, Paulina Behanova and Lukas Lhnatisin.

Anthony Lack, HTMi Head of Events Education and Planning

3 09, 2019

HTMi Welcomes Thai Swiss Alumni Delegation in Switzerland

We had the pleasure to welcome on our Swiss campus, Ms Koblarp Poshakrishna, the President of Swiss Student Alumni Association Thailand, and other honoured Alumni delegates from Thailand. Ms Koblarp Poshakrishna is pictured flanked by Ms Linda Quinn, Academic Head, HTMi Switzerland and Mr Anthony Lack, Head of Events Education and Planning, HTMi Switzerland

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30 08, 2019

Bee Successful with Sörenberg Concepts

In the Fall 2018 semester, a group of Certificate students lead by Rastislav Pavlišin created a winning Sörenberg Concepts project. It all started with Rastislav’s father’s hobby, beekeeping, which he had been doing recreationally for the past three years. This influenced Rastislav to become more interested and aware of how bees are important for the world. That is when the idea sprung up and he wanted to bring this to peoples’ attention.

The group created a concept called “Beehive Garden & Café” and won first place in the Certificate Sörenberg Concepts competition. It was centred on bringing the importance of bees to the forefront. Having a honeycomb shaped building with its own garden and beehives on the rooftop where guests could take tours. Creating also a bee museum with plenty of different facts like ‘’Honeybee can flap its wings 230 times a second’’ and many more. Also having a souvenir shop where after a purchase guests would get a bee themed postcard they could directly send home through our bee post office. Let’s not forget the use of our own honey to create different F&B products for our customers.

During this time Rastislav’s father attended one of the largest Honey competitions in Moscow, Russia with almost 1,000 contestants where he won a gold medal for the best honey in the category of Light Coloured Honey in 2018. When Rastislav told his father that his team had won the Sörenberg Concepts competition he was really excited and after learning more about it he actually turned this concept into a reality. Putting eight beehives on a top of the NH Hotel Gate One Bratislava, Slovakia in his hometown. With the same purpose of bringing the attention and knowledge of how to ecologically care for the bees. Let’s not forget the marketing part where being named the first bee hotel in Bratislava created a big media coverage for the hotel. The hotel invites beekeepers from around Europe to see how they take care of their bees in Slovakia. Hotel guests can buy the honey, and it is also used in kitchen to make desserts and sauces, together with workshops, tours and of course their own honey products.

We at HTMi wish Mr. Rastislav Pavlišin the best of success with his business venture and also congratulate our students on developing concepts and thinking outside the box, and to quote Mr. Pavlišin “I am to see students thinking of the environment and the bees, and were happy to see this concept turned into reality”.

Ian Larmour, CEO HTMi

29 08, 2019

Ms. Borbala Busa – Her conduct towards guests, superiors and employees was impeccable at all times.

Ms. Borbala Busa, Food & Beverage Trainee at InterContinental Davos

We got to know Ms. Busa as an interested, hard-working, reliable and courteous intern who performed her duties independently and always to our full satisfaction. Mss. Busa always found meaningful and effective solutions even for difficult situations.

As far as the business fluctuation required it, it was always a natural thing for her to commit herself to work beyond the normal working hours. We especially appreciated her motivation and commitment, which she also demonstrated at many special events, such as the World Economic Forum.

Ms. Busa always worked in a team-oriented manner and was appreciated equally by our international guests, superiors and employees for her friendly and helpful manner.

We would like to thank her for her work and commitment during her internship and wish her all the best for her future career and for her private life.

Our house is open to her at any time.

28 08, 2019

Meet Swisstouches Robert

Meet Swisstouches Robert

Our new front office family member Robert can find his way to the elevator, programme your floor number , find your room, call your room telephone and invite you to open his belly door and deliver your ordered items. Along the way you can hear Robert saying “please don’t touch me I am busy” “excuse me can you make some space for me in the elevator “ and other amusing communications.

Robert is for sure not as attractive as our other family members but he is loved by them , and guests love Robert too.

AI @ Swisstouches ; Lead don’t follow, create don’t copy

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