César Ritz Colleges Switzerland

Switzerland offers you the very best in education and lifestyle. It is the ideal place for international students and is renowned for its high quality of life, central European location and reputation as the birthplace of hospitality. Without a doubt Switzerland presents the best conditions to study hospitality and tourism management.



    1982 - Opening of the first college, the "Schulhotel Alpina" in Brig, by Dr Wolfgang D. Petri.1985 - The first Bachelor programme in Hotel Management in Switzerland is launched in co-operation with Washington State University, USA.


The programmes offered at César Ritz Colleges are based on the philosophy of César Ritz, founder of the famous Ritz-Paris hotel, who is widely recognized as the pioneer of luxury hotels. With hard work, innovation, flair and a touch of class, César Ritz accomplished an unprecedented career in the hospitality industry and rose to legendary status. It is his tradition of luxury, excellence and service that created the standards for hotels and restaurants throughout the world, setting the foundation for our international Swiss hotel management school.


The hotel management industry is a challenging, innovative and multinational industry in which to start your career in hotel management. There are many career options for qualified, hard-working people. The education provided by César Ritz Colleges offers exactly the type of skills that new hospitality managers need to succeed in their hospitality career.


Student services

Our Cultural Integration Services aims to help you have a more fruitful experience & a better understanding of Swiss culture along with access to a wider social network.

Housing services


-Le Bouveret



Student Life

Campus life

One of the two campuses on offer to our Bachelor students, Le Bouveret is a charismatic French-speaking town nestled on the shores of Lake Geneva, just a five-minute drive to neighbouring France. Known for its beautiful beach and many outdoor attractions, Le Bouveret is a popular summer resort. Conveniently located near the vibrant towns of Montreux and Lausanne, the nearest airport is Geneva International Airport.

Sports facilities

Besides the sport facilities available on campus, the Student Activities Coordinator and the Student Ambassador Forum organise sporting activities throughout the year, such as:

    Ski trips to nearby world-class ski resorts with ski instructors if neededSnowshoe trips in the winterSport DaysPaintball, bungee jumping and many other fun activities.

Student clubs

The aim of the Student Ambassador Forum is to represent the entire student body. The committee strives to offer students a diverse, unique and unforgettable college experience by:

    Developing the student activities calendar every termOrganising extracurricular activitiesHelping students solve communal and personal problemsPromoting a positive, tolerant and multicultural school environment


    Academic RecognitionProfessional and Academic Quality Standards AssuredQuality of Education CertifiedUnited Nations World Tourism Organization CertifiedInternational Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional EducationInternational Centre of Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality Education (THE-ICE)