The teaching facilities are state-of-the-art and include air-conditioned classrooms, a modern training restaurant and a design studio to immerse yourself in the latest trends and innovations of the hospitality industry.
Group study rooms and a well-equipped academic library stocked with up-to-date resources are at your disposal. Students can also obtain a Neuchâtel library card, which entitles you to use the city’s university and public libraries. In the final semester of the Bachelor programme you will have access to the University of Derby’s library and online database system.
Sport and Leisure
There are many ways for students to relax and socialise; the campus has its own private fitness centre and football field where students can unwind after a hard day of studying. There is also table tennis, table football and a home cinema.
During the summer months Le Bouveret is a watersports haven: paddle boarding, water skiing, sailing, windsurfing and motor boating are just some of the activities available to students. There are also facilities for beach volleyball and a skate and bike park available. Free outdoor concerts are held weekly during the summer months along with the charming lakeside markets. For winter sports enthusiasts the prestigious ski resorts of Gstaad and Verbier are less than a one-hour drive away.
You will enjoy the atmosphere of the school’s restaurant concepts and be trained in service in the different food outlets of the school:
Luxus fine dining
The traditional French-style restaurant is open over lunch time during the week, as a training operation for advanced service skills, and on some evenings for special events.
Fashionista international buffet
With a wide range of dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the self-service restaurant is open seven days a week.
Coffee Beans Lounge Bar
Outside of meals time, students can purchase a snack or coffee and enjoy a relaxing break at Coffee Beans. To stay connected, you will have free access to computers at the Internet Café next to the bar.
All meals provided in either restaurants Luxus or Fashionista are included in the fees. A special main course is available for vegeterians. For students who cannot eat pork or beef for religious reasons, other choices are available.
Double Standard Room
- Private bathroom including shower (or bath)
- Tasteful furniture with a desk and an office chair
- Ample storage and wardrobe space
- Direct telephone
- Wireless Internet connection
Offering additional features, the following accommodation options are available at an additional charge:
Single Standard Room
- Single occupancy
Single and Double Deluxe Room
- Larger floor space
- Or balcony overlooking the city and lake
- Flat-screen and satellite/cable TV
- Mini fridge
- Bed linen and towels are provided for all room categories. Towels are changed once a week by the housekeeping department. Bed linen is changed every two weeks or upon request.
- The housekeeping department cleans rooms weekly.
- A luggage room is available in the school for students to store their luggage during the internship period if required.
Tracy Ann Signorelli (Australia) – Director, Ballet Academy Lucerne - Switzerland
"The skills you will learn (studying hospitality) give you the opportunity to expand into such a broad range of management positions"
"I had studied International Travel and Tourism in Australia, so the Postgraduate Diploma in Hotel Management was the next step. I have always been interested in Hotel Management so it was ideal. When I graduated I went to work in front office management at the Kindli Hotel on the famous Rennweg Street in Zurich. I then moved to the Widder Hotel, which is a member of the ‘Leading Hotels of the World’ group to work in Housekeeping Management.
I loved my time at the Widder, it was wonderful having the opportunity to meet people from all over the world and keeping up the high standards expected at such a hotel. I now work as a Project Manager for a private ballet school in Lucerne where I focus on event management. Putting together performances with up to 200 performers, working with multiple theatre departments as well as my own team is a great challenge.
One of the biggest highlights in my role was the full production of ‘The Nutcracker’ ballet performed at the Luzerner Theatre. At IHTTI School of Hotel Management two of the most important things I learned were communication and time management skills and I would say to any student who is considering studying hospitality that the skills you will learn give you the opportunity to expand into such a broad range of management positions, so take it all on board. Don’t forget in your career to enjoy and succeed!"