Managing a hotel or restaurant or any other hospitality company is not easy.
It is a surprisingly complex but also exciting challenge, requiring not only considerable business skills and operational competencies, but most importantly the ability to lead people within a constantly changing environment. The mission of Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne is to provide the global hospitality industry with the next generation of managers and leaders. We are therefore permanently looking for ambitious, highly motivated, young people, who have that extra spark we call talent. Talent is a key word at EHL: talented students, talented alumni, talented professors and talented staff members. In fact, we encourage all stakeholders to utilize their special talents and work closely with them to continue their development in this area. Over the past several months, EHL competed with 149 other prestigious Swiss companies for the “Brand Excellence Swiss Trophy” 2004. Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne was awarded the special jury prize for the innovative development of the image of Switzerland. This recognition makes us extremely proud. The trophy was earned by our predecessors: former students, alumni, professors and other dedicated staff members who all contributed to our success. As a result, we are proud to accept the responsibility of building on this success by never compromising on one simple word: talent. Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne wants to extend the benefits of its excellence and quality hospitality education services, acquired over the last 111 years, to the global hospitality education industry. In this spirit, we have entered into an Agreement with the Sagesse University in Lebanon with the objective of providing technical guidance and support in the development of the Sagesse Faculty of Hospitality Management. We are certain that our joint efforts will enable the Faculty to provide hospitality education of a very high standard to the aspiring students who enrol in this Faculty.
Ruud J. REULAND