International Schools specialising in Hospitality Management have been selected to join the competition. Following the guidelines set by Hyatt, in which competitors have to be a minimum 21 years old, doing a Master degree and speak fluent English, each of these schools preselected their most talented student to represent them.

International University of Applied Sciences Bad Honnef

Located in the city of Bad Honnef in Germany, this private university is state approved. It offers international and practical oriented higher educational programmes for the service management sector.

Centro Superior de Hosteleria de Galicia

The CSHG was founded over 15 years ago under the supervision of the École Hôtelière de Lausanne in Switzerland, to cover the need for professional training at a managerial level in the Hospitality and Tourism fields of Northern Spain.

Ecole de Savignac

École de Savignac is located in Périgord, South West France, and founded in 1989 by Marc Brachet. The school offers multicultural and multidisciplinary courses and has its priority set on the student’s future career whether in administrative or operational management positions.

Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne

EHL is located in Lausanne, Switzerland. In partnership with the international hospitality industry, the first hotel school (established for 115 years) prepares future leaders.


ESHotel is located a 5 minute walk from Paris, in Clichy. The school prepares students for a Bachelor degree of Hotel Management in French and a Master in Hotel Management in English.



Part of the University of Angers in the Loire Valley, ESTHUA offers a Bachelor degree in Hospitality.

Glion Institute of Higher Education

Glion Institute of Higher Education is an international hospitality management university in Switzerland. Opened in 1962, Glion Hotel School (as it was then named) was the first private, university-level Swiss hotel management school.

ESSEC – MBA in Hospitality Management (IMHI)

Located in Cergy Pontoise near Paris, IMHI is the Hospitality programme of ESSEC, one of the top French business schools.


Institut Paul Bocuse

Located near Lyon in France and established for over 20 years, the school, named after the famous French chef, Paul Bocuse, trains professionals for restaurant, hotel and culinary arts careers. The school transmits the technical and managerial know-how in order to meet current and future needs of the hospitality industry.


Oxford School of Hospitality Management

For over 50 years, the Department of Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism Management of Oxford Brookes University has been recognised internationally for the outstanding quality of its teaching, research and consultancy.


University of Surrey – School of Hotel Management

The School of Hotel Management is now a “full-service” research and teaching institution, boasting with over 100 academic staff, providing degree-level education to almost 3,000 students from undergraduate level through to a PhD and DBA education.


Les Roches International School of Hotel Management

Les Roches International School of Hotel Management is a private Swiss iInstitution active in education in the fields of hospitality and tourism, offering various programmes.


Cornell University School of Hotel Management

Cornell is a premier hospitality management school that educates the next generation of leaders for the world’s largest and most dynamic industry. It builds business knowledge and skills under the most accomplished faculty in the field.


The Hague University

The Hague is an international and business oriented University of Hospitality Management in The Netherlands, founded in 1929, as a state-funded institute. It has gained a unique position in the realm of education as well as in the international hospitality industry and is since July 2002 a member of the Leading Hotel Schools of the World.


University of North Texas, School of Merchandising and Hospitality Management

The University of North Texas is one of the largest in Texas, United States, offering numerous bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree Programs. Its hospitality management program is the nation’s first to receive accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration, starting in 1991. It also offers the first and only undergraduate degree in digital retailing in the U.S and a master’s degree in international sustainable tourism.


Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School

Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School is the first school of its kind to open in Australia, in 1991. They are internationally accredited by the World Tourism Organisation, Institute of Hospitality and The International Centre of Excellence in Tourism & Hospitality Education. In addition, Blue Mountains is a partner of Laureate Hospitality Education and was ranked in 2010 as the #1 hospitality management school in Asia Pacific and Australia (TNS Survey 2010).


School of Hotel & Tourism Management at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University

The School of Hotel & Tourism Management at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University was established in 1979 as the Department of Institutional Management and Catering Studies. With over 2,000 students and 65 academic staff drawn from 19 countries and regions, the School offers programmes at levels ranging from Higher Diploma to Ph.D. In 2012, the SHTM received from the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education the McCool Brakthrough Award. The Award recognised the School’s breakthrough in the form of its teaching and research hotel, Hotel Icon.


The Emirates Academy of Hospitality management

Located in United Arab Emirates, the Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management specializes students in providing business management degrees with a hospitality focus and aims to become the world’s leading hospitality management school. The EAHM are in association with École Hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) in Switzerland, the oldest and most respected hospitality school in the world. The academy is also an integral part of the Jumeirah Group which manages numerous luxury hotel properties.



AIM – Académie Internationale de Management en Hôtellerie & Tourisme

The professionalization of our students and our courses taught in English are the spearhead of our program.

From the first day of the school, for over 20 years, all the teachers and the instructors of AIM make the individual students and their well-being their top priority.  Also, the school Administration makes a concerted effort to preserve the school’s size.

Studying at AIM not only means receiving a well proved top education, directly reflecting the realities and needs of the hospitality industry but also emphasizes learning about one’s self through contact with other cultures.


Vatel Buenos Aires

VATEL BUENOS AIRES has been founded 10 years ago and is an official Education Institute accredited by Ministry of Education and located in the center of the city , on the emblematic Florida Street.

It offers undergraduate and postgraduates programs in Hotel Management in two steps: first step in a three years program ( Tecnicatura Superior and Bachelor Degree),combining theory and 18 internship months which can be done in Argentina or abroad .In Argentina VATEL BUENOS AIRES has signed internship conventions under Argentinian law regulation with all the most important hotels.

Postgraduate program is a 3 semesters theorical program and 6 months internship concluding with a MASTER IN INTERNATIONAL HOTEL MANAGEMENT: this program focuses on finance, marketing and Human resources and is the only one in Argentina.

7 years ago Vatel BUENOS AIRES opened an Hotel Management School in Salta ( North of Argentina) which is also an official Education Institute accredited by Ministry of Education  and which offers undergraduate program.


La Rochelle Business School

La Rochelle Business School is a member of the French Business School network Conférence des Grandes Ecole which aims to promote excellence and innovation among French engineering and business schools (cf.  The School has earned international recognition through ISO 9001 certification (teaching, research and outreach activities) and AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) accreditation in 2013.

One year after having achieved AACSB accreditation, which places the School on a level of distinction and quality achieved by less than five percent of the world’s business programmes globally, La Rochelle Business School was ranked for the first time in the 2014 edition of the Financial Times – top 70 European Business Schools and top 70 Masters in Management (Grande Ecole Programme). 2015 edition places the Master in Management at the top 50.

La Rochelle Business School has been international in scope and purpose since its creation in 1987: it counts today a student body of 3,115 students a year from across the globe and almost 15% are international from over 70 nationalities. The School has a wide international presence through 173 exchange partnerships in 48 countries, 3 associate Master in Management Programme campuses (Finland, China and USA), 21 double degree opportunities and 6 local offices (China, Morocco, Mexico, Russia, Senegal and Turkey).  The diverse faculty community of 200 researchers, academics and practitioners is recognised internationally for its research expertise in Sustainability and Tourism Management and the schools welcomes international visiting faculty and speakers to enrich the learning and teaching experience on campus.

In 2002, its expertise in the tourism sector led to the creation of the La Rochelle Business School of Tourism, which is certified in 2009 UNWTO TedQual by the World Tourism Organisation.

Key figures:

  • 7 business and management programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level
  • 173 university partners in 48 countries
  • 3 associate international campuses in China, Finland and the USA
  • 50 key corporate partners
  • 4,000 internships worldwide a year