HIM - Hotel Institute Montreux

As an international institute of hospitality and hotel management, the Hotel Institute Montreux supports the success of aspiring individuals through the development of strong hospitality management, interpersonal, language, and cultural skills. The business focus of the program, which is offered in collaboration with Northwood University, a leading management university in the United States, will open doors to a wide variety of career options.

Short Courses

Business & Management (1)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)



  • 1985 - Hotel Institute Montreux founded in 1985 as a private hotel management school
  • 1992 - The Swiss Hotel School Association (ASEH) recognizes the quality of programs offered at Hotel Institute Montreux and grants full accreditation
  • 2002 - Partnership with Northwood University, Midland, Michigan to offer a top-up semester (3+1) for Hotel Institute Montreux students to earn an American degree


Hotel Institute Montreux offers a combination of business programs that blend renowned Swiss hospitality practices with contemporary American management expertise. This unique combination will prepare graduates for top-end management positions in the world of hospitality and business.


Students specialize in Finance, Marketing, Human Resources or Luxury Business Management, opening a wide range of career options in the industry of hospitality and business upon graduation. Graduates have in-depth knowledge of their chosen field, along with expertise in one or more foreign languages.


Student services

Hotel Institute Montreux provides modern facilities that are equipped to the highest standard to ensure an inspiring learning environment. The academic center located next to the Hotel Europe holds the main classrooms and most of the faculty offices. In the final terms of the Bachelor program and at Master level, you will be situated in the Miramonte building, a more business-oriented environment.

Housing services

Year 1 and 2 students can choose from accommodation options in the Hotel Europe overlooking the lake and in the Residence Rosemont. Most bedrooms for students in their final terms along with Postgraduate and Master students are based in both Hotel Miramonte and Hotel Jura. From October 2013, brand-new rooms are on offer in the Residence Florimont, a five-minute walk from the Miramonte building.

Student Life

Campus life

The school is located in the heart of Montreux, on the shores of Lake Geneva with the Alps providing a spectacular backdrop. This luxury destination on the Swiss Riviera is home to the famous Montreux Jazz Festival, and only one hour from Geneva International Airport; gateway to Europe.


Hotel Institute Montreux has successfully fulfilled the high quality criteria of the following accreditation bodies:

  • US Higher Learning Commission
  • Swiss Hotel School Association (ASEH)
  • EduQua
  • AH&LA