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As an international institute of hospitality and hotel management, the experienced faculty supports students to develop their career path and provides the education and leadership skills needed to succeed in a competitive world. Students at the international Swiss hotel management school have the opportunity to explore the world of hospitality on guided international career trips and graduate with a real-life business plan, ready to implement.

Hotel School With Inspiring Leaders

The programmes offered at César Ritz Colleges are based on the philosophy of César Ritz, founder of the famous Ritz-Paris hotel, who is widely recognized as the pioneer of luxury hotels. With hard work, innovation, flair and a touch of class, César Ritz accomplished an unprecedented career in the hospitality industry and rose to legendary status. It is his tradition of luxury, excellence and service that created the standards for hotels and restaurants throughout the world, setting the foundation for our international Swiss hotel management school.

A Swiss Journey Through A Hotel Management School

Bachelor students can choose to start their studies at our Swiss hotel school in French-speaking Le Bouveret or German-speaking Lucerne. By studying and living in different regions, students can discover the diverse aspects of the famous Swiss hospitality culture, through their Swiss journey.

Double Bachelor Degree

Graduates of the double Bachelor programme earn both a César Ritz Colleges Bachelor degree and a Washington State University (USA) Bachelor degree in Hospitality Business Management.


Minimum monthly gross salary during a four to six-month internship in Switzerland: CHF 2’172.-
Fees can be subject to change at any time.

Starting Dates/Course Calendar


Summer: 4 July ‒ 16 September
Fall: 3 October ‒ 16 December


Winter: 9 January ‒ 24 March
Spring: 3 April ‒ 16 June
Summer: 3 July ‒ 15 September
Fall: 2 October ‒ 15 December


Winter: 8 January ‒ 23 March
Spring: 9 April ‒ 22 June
Summer: 9 July ‒ 21 September
Fall: 8 October ‒ 21 December

Application Deadline

You are advised to send your application as soon as possible as places are limited in the school.

For students who require a visa to enter Switzerland it is important that you contact the Swiss Embassy in your home country to find out the length of time necessary for your visa application. In certain countries it may take up to 12 weeks for a visa to be approved.


Le Bouveret Campus

Le Bouveret is a charismatic French-speaking town nestled on the shores of Lake Geneva, just a five-minute drive to neighbouring France. Known for its beautiful beach and many outdoor attractions, Le Bouveret is a popular summer resort. Conveniently located near the vibrant towns of Montreux and Lausanne, the nearest airport is Geneva International Airport.

Located in a magnificent former hotel dating back to the early 1900s, the César Ritz campus is just minutes away from the town centre and the lake. The new campus extension, finished in 2012, provides 100 fully equipped single superior deluxe rooms with state-of-the-art kitchen facilities in collaboration with the Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland.

The entire campus is set in a magnificent 26,000 m2 lakeside location and offers a tranquil and secure study environment. A high-speed wireless connection is provided throughout the campus.

Route Cantonale 51
CH-1897 Le Bouveret

Lucerne Campus

Lucerne, the gateway to central Switzerland is a beautiful German-speaking city with a thriving tourism industry located just 45 minutes from Zurich International Airport. Situated on the shores of beautiful Lake Lucerne, the city offers the perfect combination of tradition and modernity.

The César Ritz campus is located in the heart of the city of Lucerne, in the impressive former Union hotel that was built in the 1900s and underwent major renovations in 2012, to welcome students in modern facilities. Known for its culture and modern convention centre, Lucerne has a large selection of shops, cinemas, museums, theatres, restaurants, bars and clubs for students to enjoy.

Löwenstrasse 16
CH-6004 Lucerne

Brig Campus

The César Ritz Brig Campus is situated in the town of Brig-Glis, the largest German-speaking town in the Valais region. Brig’s charming cobblestoned centre is located within walking distance to the central train station where trains can take students to Bern in one hour or to Milan in less than two. With a bustling shopping area and local markets, Brig is a great location to spend the evenings or weekends unwinding in some of the different restaurants and bars.

The campus is situated in two main buildings in the centre of Brig. The César Ritz Brig Campus is where all academic facilities are located plus the main restaurant. A five-minute walk away is the first-class accommodation called Themis & Xenius, which is the largest of the student dormitories.

Englisch-Gruss-Strasse 43
CH-3902 Brig

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