HTMi Hotel and Tourism Management Institute Switzerland prepares students for a management career in the global hospitality industry. The institute has five centres for excellence, they are: The School of International Hotel and Tourism Management, The International Hospitality Research Centre, The International Centre for Events Management Training, The Centre for Career Management and The Centre for Culinary Management.

To help achieve this mission the focus of HTMi is to provide each student with a high quality education, search for excellence in everything that happens within HTMi, and to provide an organization that meets the contemporary needs of the international hotel and tourism industry. Our high quality modern campus, located within two Swiss hotels, is a recognized part of the beautiful, famous UNESCO Biosphere of the Canton Luzern, Switzerland.​

The School of International Hotel and Tourism Management provides high-quality education, training and work internships to all students. ​

Students gain Swiss-style diplomas for education and for training, followed by a Bachelor or MBA degree from universities with a long-standing tradition for excellence in degree-level education, all taught in English.

The Bachelor BSc (Hons) Degree is validated and awarded by Ulster University and the MSc Degree is validated and awarded by Edinburg Napier University. HTMi is accredited and recognised formally as a Higher Education Institution with EduQua, the Swiss Association for Quality and Management Systems (SQS) and the British Accreditation Council (BAC). The BAC is a full member of the European Association for Quality Assurance (ENQA). All undergraduate programmes and the MSc are accredited by the Institute of Hospitality.


Andreas Kurfurst

Executive Chef, Lucern Campus

Chef Andreas Kurfurst with more than 25 years culinary experience is Executive Chef and Head Culinary Instructor at HTMi. He has previously been Vice President of the Emirates Culinary Guild and Food and Beverage Executive Chief at Marriott Salalah, Oman. Prior to that he was Director of Food and Beverage at Renaissance Hotel Dubai. Chef Kurfurst has held various culinary positions including Executive Chef at both the Renaissance and Ramada Hotels in Dubai and the Pastry Chef at the Ramada Hotel Dubai. his Pastry Chef background started at the London Swiss Centre Restaurant at Leicester Square followed by extensive experience in Baghdad, Iraq, before moving on to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia where he worked as a pastry chef for four years. This included catering to many Saudi palaces, including the Crown Prince, who is now King of Saudi Arabia.


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