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HTMi Global Talent Development Strategy – Singapore Management University (SMU) Partnership

Singapore Management University, Executive Director Dr Katharina Lange signed an MOU with HTMi Hotel and Tourism Management Institute Switzerland Managing Director, Ian R J Larmour to jointly design and deliver programmes for mid and senior executives in the hospitality industry.

Pictured from left to right:
Mr Vinoth Prakas, HTMi Director of Diplomatic Relations
Dr Flocy Joseph, Head, Strategic Partnerships & Programme Director, Executive Development, SMU
Dr Katharina Lange, Executive Director, SMU Executive Development, SMU
Mr Ian Larmour, Managing Director HTMi
Mr Bernie Quinn, Academic Dean , HTMi (Singapore)
Ms. Caslin Lai, Client Relationship Manager, SMU Executive Development


HTMi International Development Group – South East Asia Division


HTMi Global Talent Development Strategy – Global Talent Development Team

In September 2018 meeting in Switzerland to coordinate the HTMi Global Talent Development strategy and practices are: from HTMi Australia; Sara Moreno; from HTMi (Singapore) Aishah Siti; from Hosco, Sophie Navarro; and from HTMi Switzerland Dora Vajda, Daniela Reichmuth and Popa Dan.

Writes Sophie:

Greetings from Barcelona, I hope you are well.

I just wanted to drop you a quick email as I have just come back from visiting HTMi’s Campus last week in Switzerland.

Dora and Dan were exceptional hosts and were extremely helpful and accommodating throughout my stay. The organisation of my stay couldn’t have been better, through the training to the organisation of the different workshops on campus. It was also a great opportunity to meet Aishah and Sara who came so far away for the training of the platform. Meeting them in person has definitely been a great advantage for me to better understand the structure of your network and the different centres located around the world.

My time on campus has also been a real eye opener in terms of the high level of teaching your students have access to and this in no doubt just shows how they are top quality students and future managers that our industry continues to seek. Every single one of your students was extremely welcoming, helpful and made us all feel “at home” at all times. They are true ambassadors!

There has been some great progress made so far and you have a total of 685 students who are now part of HTMi’s network, this is exceptional! We are now moving forward with building a strong community for both your students and alumni.

Thank you again and looking forward to the opportunity of meeting each other in person, whether it is in Barcelona, Switzerland or Singapore.

Best wishes,

Sophie Navarro, Hosco


Husam – The success story so far “I would like to thank the Gulf Hotel, Bahrain..”

“I would like to thank The Gulf Hotel for their continuous support for the past three years, I am proud to represent my country Bahrain and The Gulf Hotel here at HTMi Switzerland.”

Attached is the full success story to September 2018.

 “The original five-star hotel of Bahrain, Gulf Hotel Bahrain, offers resort facilities with a modern city location.”


To whom it may concern,

My name is Husam Mohamed, I am 25 years old from Bahrain. I am a student of HTMi Switzerland, currently an M.i.T student (Manager in Training), and a Management Trainee of The Gulf Hotel Bahrain. I started my hospitality career at Starbucks Coffee Shop when I was 18 years old after I completed my high school, and from that very moment I knew what I wanted to do and where I belong to in my future. I worked for two and a half years at Starbucks, started as a Barista, and I got promoted to Shift Supervisor, I gained a lot of good experience in there, working as a team, managing the employees, delegating tasks, and it made me a much more mature and open-minded person.

After my journey at Starbucks I joined The Gulf Hotel Bahrain as a Management Trainee, The Gulf Hotel is the first 5 Star Hotel at Bahrain, and with this Management Trainee program that they offer to the locals, it offered me in depth training in every single department in the hotel, the trainings made me understand how all the departments are connected to each other and how the hotel runs on daily basis. Also part of the program is that they offer an Hotel Management education course which they fully sponsor us. And that’s how I joined HTMi Switzerland, with the support of The Gulf Hotel, I was able to come here in Switzerland to do my Certificate and Diploma Degree, I started at HTMi with a good background in Hospitality, I was familiar with many of the subjects already, and I was still able to learn a lot during my Certificate and Diploma, HTMi made a more confident person, plus expanded my knowledge and background in the hospitality industry, and during my time at Switzerland, it made me more independent person. I was able to do two internships as well, my first internship was at The Alpina Gstaad 5 Star Luxury Hotel, and my 2nd internship was at The Baur Au Lac 5 Star Luxury Hotel, both of my internships went great and I had a really good experience and learnings at both hotels.

I am currently doing the M.i.T course, and with this course I am able to support and help HTMi on daily basis and expand my knowledge and experience, I am happy to be doing this course, because I am empowered to come up with ideas to make the campus better, manage students, and also working as a team with the other M.i.T’s, and motivating the new and old students at campus.

I hope to get the chance to complete my higher diploma and BSc here in HTMi once I am done with my M.i.T course, and I would like to thank The Gulf Hotel for their continuous support for the past three years, I am proud to represent my country Bahrain and The Gulf Hotel here at HTMi Switzerland. And I would also like to thank HTMi Switzerland Staff and Students for keeping me motivated to do better on daily basis, with excellent learning, and giving me the best experience of my life.

Kind Regards,

Husam Mohamed


Sister School Partnership with Chinese Culture University (CCU) – 5 Years

HTMi International Development Group appreciates the 5-year long term sister school partnership with Chinese Culture University Taipei. During that time many students and staff have benne to HTMi, and HTMi has visited CCU many times to present to students, and staff at seminars and conferences.

“The Tourism Management Department of Chinese Culture University has a goal to provide excellent tourism education to students, and has been working on it since 1966. With this goal, CCU works with HTMi (Hotel and Tourism Management Institute) for co-up education programs to enhance hospitality training in the tourism sectors. The students after the education program and practical training with HTMi, have broad perspectives and advance their hospitality skills. The Tourism Management Department also receives very good commends about our students performance from their employers. CCU is very proud to work with HTMi.

HTMi International Development Group South East Asia Division


The Flag is Flying and We Are Getting Ready For…

World Hospitality Student Championships!

Congratulations to the World Hospitality Student Championships Organising Committee for mobilising this international event.

Well done to Michelle Schuster, Nina Mueller, Sergej Jezelev, Dan Popa, Stefanos Mourelatos and Andreas Kurfurst, and thanks to the branding and media support Laird Morris.


We are getting ready for the World Championships, WHSC

HTMi is the 2018 venue for the World Hospitality Student Championships. Here are some photos from coffee making.
Watch the full video on our YouTube channel here:

HTMi Partners with the Thai Food & Culture Festival, Zurich 2018

Since five years HTMi, Hotel and Tourism Management Institute has been a proud sponsor of the Thai Food & Culture Festival in Zürich. At the 10thanniversary of the festival on Friday, 17thAugust 2018, HTMi sent eight excellent students to manage the food & beverage operation of the opening ceremony of the festival for over 100 VIP guests. The main speakers for the Opening Ceremony were His Excellency Mr. Chakri Srichawana, Ambassador of the Royal Embassy of Thailand to Switzerland and Mr. Mark Eberli, Mayor of the City of Bülach.

Switzerland`s biggest Thai Food & Culture Festival takes place every August and is meant to represent the wealth of Thailand for the visitors. Guests and visitors could enjoy approximately 60-market stands and experience the culinary diversity of Thailand, while they enjoy the various Thai cultural programs, such as concerts, traditional dance shows, Thai kickboxing, authentic folk music and other entertainment shows

HTMi would like to thank our students for showing outstanding professionalism and upholding the highest HTMi standards during the whole event. The organizers and the guests were fully satisfied with the students’ exceptional service; perfect grooming and professional behaviour. They are looking forward to future cooperation with HTMi, Hotel and Tourism Management Institute.

Picture from left: Ms. Kasavapanich Kanokrach, Ms. Duangkamon Sae Yang, Mr. Csanad Putnoky-Benedek, Mr. Anthony Lack, Mr. Robert Miklos, His Excellncy Ambassador Mr. Chakri Srichawana, Mr. Cheenaphak Puriwat, Ms. Dora Balla, Ms. Wannarat Chayawee, Mr. Dominik Krizan


HTMi Partnership with Polytechnics Mauritius – Celebrating a Successful Start

This very important partnership formed during Swiss Week in Mauritius during 2017 now has its first class of professional and happy students during Swiss Week 2018. To celebrate Polytechnics Mauritius launched a red carpet VIP event strongly supported by senior delegations from the Mauritian Government, the Swiss Embassy, Polytechnics Mauritius, many hotel organisations and members of the media.

Pictured sitting in front of the students are:

THE HON. (Mrs) LEELA DEVI DOOKUN –LUCHOOMUN, Minister of Education and Human Resources, Tertiary Education and Scientific Research;

Mr. Balz Abplanalp, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Switzerland in Pretoria;

Mr. R.P. Ramlugun, The Senior Chief Executive, Ministry of Education and Human Resources Tertiary Education and Scientific Research;

Professor (Dr) Theesan Bahorun, Chairman of Polytechnics Mauritius Limited;

Yamal Matabudul, CEO of Polytechnics Mauritius Limited;

Ian Larmour, Managing Director, HTMi.

Corporate PR Dept., HTMi International Development Group, African Division


Announcing HTMi Australia

The HTMi International Development Group is delighted to announce HTMi Australia, in partnership with Mulpha Australia, and Accor Hotels and Resorts. The website is http://htmiaustralia.edu.au/, and courses start in March 2019,  in three campuses in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

This progressive and excellent venture is the result of over 2 years’ hard work and care of an excellent team: Greg Shaw, CEO Mulpha; Sue Bakir, General Manager, Mulpha Education Group; Vinoth Prakas, HTMi Director of Diplomatic Relations; and Bernie Quinn, Academic Dean HTMi (Singapore).

Corporate PR Dept. HTMi International Development Group, Oceanic Division.

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