We thank all the schools who are actively participating to The Hyatt Student Prize !

International Schools specializing in Hospitality Management regularly join the competition. Following the guidelines set by Hyatt, in which competitors have to be a minimum 21 years old, doing a Master or Bachelor’s degree and speak fluent English, each of these schools preselects their most talented student to represent them.



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.


bocconi university Milano

Bocconi University – Master in Tourism Economics and Management

Founded in 1902, Bocconi was the first Italian University to grant a master degree in Tourism Economics and Management in the 1980s. Bocconi regularly appears in the most prominent rankings which cover its areas of expertise in economics and management and, more generally, the social sciences. Our University believes that excellence can only be based on a person’s academic profile as well as on her or his values and cultural and ethical background.



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).


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.



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.


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.


Ferrandi Paris


For nearly 100 years, FERRANDI Paris has been providing training in the gastronomy and hospitality management fields. It is acknowledged to be the leading school in terms of its ability to innovate and the quality of its teaching staff consisting of top professionals in the sector and experienced education specialists.
Its graduates move on to enjoy brilliant careers in renowned establishments or by running their own companies, both in France and abroad.


• Escola d’Hoteleria de les Illes Balears

Escola d’Hoteleria de les Illes Balears

For nearly 100 years, FERRANDI Paris has been providing training in the gastronomy and hospitality management fields. It is acknowledged to be the leading school in terms of its ability to innovate and the quality of its teaching staff consisting of top professionals in the sector and experienced education specialists.
Its graduates move on to enjoy brilliant careers in renowned establishments or by running their own companies, both in France and abroad.


FIU Florida International University

Florida International University – FIU

As Miami’s first and only public research university, offering bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees, FIU is worlds ahead in its service to the academic and local community.

Designated as a top-tier research institution, FIU emphasizes research as a major component in the university’s mission. The Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine and the School of Computing and Information Sciences’ Discovery Lab, are just two of many colleges, schools, and centers that actively enhance the university’s ability to set new standards through research initiatives.


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.


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.




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.


Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration
Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration


HIM - Hotel Institute Montreux

Hotel Institute Montreux

HIM is part of the SEG – Swiss Education Group – which is the Swiss alliance of private hospitality management schools. With 5 schools based across 7 campuses throughout Switzerland, each school benefits from their unique strengths and features, providing the perfect fit to best suit your search.

Hotel Institute Montreux’s campus is where students experience a blend of traditional Swiss hospitality education and contemporary American business studies. Final stage specialization options in close partnership with prominent global industry leaders in business and management give students enlightening insights into the international business world. The academic degree from their US partner university, Northwood University, rounds off their graduates’ business management skills, making them highly sought after for careers in the hospitality and wider service industry sector.

Industry partnerships combined with multiple internship opportunities prepare students for their future career path from both a theoretical and practical standpoint. All Bachelor and Master students can also participate in Master Classes throughout their studies, covering a variety of topics not traditionally taught in the classroom.

With a diverse student body in the center of Montreux, this campus offers the perfect opportunity to be immersed in Swiss and European culture. As a member school of Swiss Education Group, all students are part of one of the world’s largest hospitality alumni networks and gain exclusive access to the bi-annual International Recruitment Forum, the perfect opportunity to network and organise future internship and career possibilities.


IHMA - Institute of Hotel Management

Institute of Hotel Management, Aurangabad

The school was born with the coming together of two great institutions: the internationally renowned scholar, Dr. Rafiq Zakaria’s – Maulana Azad Educational Trust and Taj Group. Dr. Zakaria and the Taj were determined to create a world-class centre in hospitality education, with the technical assistance of India’s largest hotel chain, with over a century’s experience in hoteliering.

IHM-A’s designed and delivered courses are subject to on-going validation, awarded by University of Huddersfield, UK and renowned for the best industry, research and business management orientation. We have developed world class hospitality professionals with broad career progression opportunities world-wide for 25 years now.

Some highlights:

  • A sterling reputation built through expertise since 1989 with ongoing quality audits (Quality Assurance Agency, UK –
  • Access to the ONLY two international degrees APPROVED by AICTE each year since 2004 in the mandated Four Year format in India.
  • 25 years of the best experience in creating global hospitality professionals with quality, service, leadership and human values.



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.



IULM – International University of Languages and Media

IULM – International University of Languages and Media was founded in 1968 by the Fondazione Scuola Superiore per Interpreti e Traduttori, under the inspiration of Senator Carlo Bo and Professor Silvio Baridon. From the very beginning the idea behind the project was to satisfy the demands of the labour markets based on analyses of current trends.

While continuing to pay close attention to the dynamics of the world of work, IULM University is also determined in its aim to provide its students with cultural training through innovative courses of study.  Founded as a point of reference for teaching in the sectors of languages and communication, it has now also become a centre of excellence in the fields of tourism and the exploitation of cultural heritage. With its 4 Faculties, First Cycle Degree Courses, Second Cycle Degree Courses, numerous Master’s Courses and post-experience courses, the University offers a complete range of courses at all levels.


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.



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



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.


Modul Vienna University

MODUL University

MODUL University Vienna is widely considered as Austria’s leading international private university and is owned by the Vienna Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the largest provider of private education in Austria. The university campus is located on Kahlenberg, a scenic hill with a spectacular view of the capital of Austria.

Founded in 1908, MODUL College is the vocational training school with the longest tradition in tourism and hospitality education worldwide. Since 2007, MODUL University Vienna has been offering cutting-edge education (BBA, BSc, MSc, MBA and PhD study programs) in the areas of international management, new media technology, public governance, sustainable development, and tourism and hospitality management.

In Fall 2016, MODUL University Dubai opened its campus as the first and only Austrian university in the Middle East. Situated in the heart of Dubai, the campus offers Bachelor programs in International Management and Tourism and Hospitality Management, a Master of Science program in Sustainable Development, Management and Policy as well as MBA programs with major options in Tourism and Hotel Development or New Media and Information Management.




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.



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.



SRH Hochsule Berlin

With over 12,000 students the SRH Holding is one of the leading education providers in Germany. Our educational establishments offer and expect the highest standard in education, studies, instruction and research. Conveniently located within the heart of Dresden the SRH Hotel-Akademie, as beeing part of SRH Hochschule Berlin with 1000 students from 80 nations, provides study programmes in Hospitality, Tourism & Event. Through covering study programmes in both English and German language we created an international environment enhanced by a cosmopolitan atmosphere.



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.



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.