César Ritz Colleges Switzerland - Hotel School
In Lucerne, all 84 student rooms are located inside the campus building and offer a range of different room categories right in the heart of the city. The top floor rooms, equipped with balconies allow a superb view over the city and even Lake Lucerne. Double standard rooms are included in the standard package.In Lucerne, all 84 student rooms are located inside the campus building and offer a range of different room categories right in the heart of the city. The top floor rooms, equipped with balconies allow a superb view over the city and even Lake Lucerne. Double standard rooms are included in the standard package.
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.
1986: The "César Ritz" Foundation in the Valais region and Mrs Monique Ritz, daughter-in-law of the famous hotelier, do us the honour of allowing us to name our colleges after César Ritz, "The Hotelier of Kings and The King of Hoteliers".
1986: Opening of the Institut Hôtelier César Ritz in Le Bouveret on the shores of Lake Geneva.
1991: Launch of the first hotel management postgraduate diploma programme in Switzerland.
1992: First U.S. Bachelor degree in hotel management in Switzerland in collaboration with the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
1992: Opening of the International College of Hospitality Administration (ICHA) in Brig.
1997: ICHA becomes University Centre César Ritz following the Swiss Government authorities approval of the use of the name "University".
2000: The first Master of Science in International Hospitality Management is launched in Switzerland in co-operation with Manchester Metropolitan University, U.K.
2003: Recognition by the State of Valais, Switzerland of the Bachelor of International Business and the Master of International Business in Hotel and Tourism Management.
2005: The first Swiss hotel management school receives accreditation from TedQual, the accrediting body of the World Tourism Organization part of the United Nations (UNWTO).
2005: College President, Mr Martin Kisseleff, and Mr Bernhard Schwestermann arrange a management buy-out. César Ritz Colleges continues to be independent and 100% Swiss owned.
2006: Introduction of the Leadership Programme.
2010: The annual European conference of the prestigious United Nations World Tourism Organization is held at the University Centre César Ritz in Brig.
2011: Invision Private Equity AG acquires César Ritz Colleges Group. César Ritz Colleges joins the network of SEG, Swiss Education Group.
2011: Swiss Education Group acquires DCT, University Center in Vitznau, Switzerland.