Hotel Schools



An investment in knowledge pays the best interest

EHMA actively supports hotel schools and has developed partnerships with prestigious institutions such as the Ecole Hotelière de Lausanne & Nolan Cornell University School of Hotel Administration.

In 1986 the late Honorary President of the EHMA, Dario dell’Antonia, had the idea to set up an annual award to particularly deserving students of the Ecole Hotelière de Lausanne, one of the most preeminent schools for hospitality management in Europe. The prize has been renamed in his honour and includes an invitation to EHMA Annual General Meeting, i.e. exclusive access to the entire programme of the conference as well as behind closed doors discussions about trends, challenges and opportunities with top European Hotel Managers. EHL is also present at EHMA’s General Meetings organizing the business session of the Young EHMA Group as well as granting free online course seats to the members.
During the critical period of the pandemic the Swiss school has organized Zoom live keynotes exclusively for members and partners of the Association!

Recently EHMA and EHL have expanded their partnership through important initiatives, all targeting young hoteliers, the General Managers of the future. The first initiative concerns the involvement of an undergraduate group of students working on the hot and urgent topic of why to become a General Manager as the subject of their dissertation. The first overview of this academic work was presented last year in Lisbon on the occasion of the annual General Assembly. This project is a ‘first’ for EHL and demonstrates the school’s high regard for EHMA.

The second initiative regards a 9-week SBP project carried out by a group of students on “Strategy Toolkit on ESG for Hotel Managers”. The results have been shared in June 2023.

Moreover, on the occasion of its last on Campus Group Career Fair on 23 March 2024, EHL has once again kindly offered a dedicated space for EHMA represented for the occasion by Wilhelm Luxem, National Delegate Switzerland. An important opportunity for Ehma members and the Association to meet, interview and recruit students and alumni who are looking for an internship or a job, the ideal way to raise the company’s profile and hire new talents in just one day.

Since 2006, Nolan Cornell University, one of the world’s leading schools for hospitality management, has been collaborating with the Association by offering online course certificates to some lucky members on the occasion of annual EHMA General Meetings.
Recently, the existing partnership with Nolan has been intensified by offering all EHMA members and their staff the opportunity of significant discounts on their wide range of online courses, providing a dedicated portal and organising live information sessions.

As Benjamin Franklin once said, “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest”!