For those of you thinking about a career in hospitality there’s no better place to begin your quest than researching Europe’s best schools and universities. Where practical knowledge meets the cutting edge and trends of today’s competitive world of travel experts, getting a great start on a career still usually begins in the halls of knowledge. Argo Travel takes a look at five of the best places to launch a hospitality career.
BHMS: First by Any Measure
Considered by most to be the finest hotel business higher learning outpost anywhere, BHMS Business & Hotel Management School in Lucerne, this is THE place to get your feet off the ground and achieve steady flight toward your stellar hotel career. Situated beneath Mount Pilatus in the Swiss Alps, Lucerne is unique city in its postcard existence among touristic destinations. I know from personal experience our trip their two years ago rendered me speechless. The place is almost too perfect. As for preparing for a global career in hospitality, BHMS (video above) is at the pinnacle – but be aware the cost is a peak to climb too. You can connect with BHMS via Facebook here.
César Ritz, Say No More
Maybe being second just makes everyone try harder, but in reality this school is equal to any when it comes to reputation and excellence. Three decades of putting the best hospitality people in positions around the world has a cumulative effect. Chances are if you stayed at a five star anytime recently, someone from this Swiss school had a part in their operations. Culinary or management classes here lead being places in one of the world’s hottest headhunter searches for tourism talent. The school offers three campuses from Lucerne to the lakeside experience at Le Bouveret. You can find out more via the website link, and connect with them via Twitter as well.
IMI University Centre
Dean Michael Hitchcock’s Lucerne institution is another global leader in training the best hospitality persons to be graduated anywhere. For over four decades students of this fine institution have ventured out to serve a traveling clientele blessed with their expertise and uncompromising training. For a look at their catalog please click here. Interested readers can hook up with IMI via their Facebook too.
Hotelschool The Hague
While the Swiss are the most noted purveyors of proper hotelier education, Hotelschool is no slouch either. Founded originally as a state run institute way back in 1929, Hotelschool The Hague is now a member of the Leading Hotel Schools of the World. Voted so many times one of the top institutes of hotel management learning, I cannot say their digital footprint is all too big. You can catch up with the school via Facebook, just don’t try and find it by yourself – or a good picture of the place for that matter (hint hint).
Hotel School Vatel
Whenever anyone things of food, travel, hospitality period, France comes to mind a time or two I know. This wonderful institution is very proud that every single graduate there is placed in a position somewhere in their specialty around the globe. You can’t get a better than 100 percent success ratio. With branches worldwide, Vatel offers four different locations to learn at inside France. Choose Bourdeaux and you’ll quite simply be among the most excellent students and superb atmosphere for exquisite professionalism imaginable. I saved the best actually, for last in my book. Connect with the school via the link above, or visit them on Facebook here.