Founded as the first hotel school in 1893 by Jacques Tschumi, then developed by the Société Suisse des Hôteliers (now hotelleriesuisse), EHL has genuine, historical proximity to the tourism and hotel industry. This historical relationship differentiates us and strengthens our work with academic institutions and organizations regionally and worldwide. Our defining qualities of academic excellence, emotional intelligence, and human strength are our unique success factors, embodied by a network of 25’000 alumni around the world.
Today, EHL maintains a very close relationship with hotelleriesuisse, as an affiliate, and hotelleriesuisse is a member of the EHL Foundation.
EHL Group is governed by the non-profit EHL Foundation, the sole owner of EHL Holding SA, and its Board of Governors defines the EHL vision and founding values. The activities of the EHL Group are divided into three main areas:
- Hospitality Education: Provided by EHL Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne, University of Applied Sciences (HES-SO), with campuses in Lausanne, Switzerland, and Singapore, and by EHL Swiss School of Tourism and Hospitality in Chur-Passugg, Switzerland.
- Business & Education Solutions: Provided by EHL Advisory Services with offices in Switzerland, China, and India.
- Innovation & Industry Partnerships: Transversal initiatives and services to the industry are provided through the campuses and our Innovation Village.