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SHML - Swiss College of Hospitality Management Lenk

SHML - Swiss College of Hospitality Management Lenk

SHML - Swiss College of Hospitality Management Lenk


A Lively Learning Experience

A warm welcome to the Swiss College of Hospitality Management Lenk

SHML, a registered Swiss company in the canton of Bern, is Switzerland’s first Boutique Hotel School that was conceptualized and developed to prepare Students for a promising hospitality career, based on the operating philosophies of luxury International boutique hotels and resorts. These hospitality jewels can be found throughout the World, ranging from deluxe two suite Resorts to two hundred plus room accommodation units, and are represented by such famous companies as The Leading Hotels of the World, Small Luxury Hotels, Relais & Chateaux, and Select Hotels and Resorts. Their common denominator is “top drawer” ambience, sustained by a corresponding management approach with superb guests’ service.

To ensure rigorous academic curricula and substance, our College of Hospitality Management has concluded a managed progression agreement with the University of Gloucestershire for a top-up degree BA (Hons) in Strategic Hospitality Management at their campus in Cheltenham (UK).

Our College SHML is located in the exceptionally safe Bernese Oberland and operates within a real boutique hotel that is open to guests during the winter season. The premises offer an ideal environment to stimulate operations as they occur within boutique hotels commercial operations worldwide, including the fine arts of food and beverage production and services, rooms division, supervisory and management procedures. SHML aims at keeping alive the time-proven fundamentals of Swiss Hotel Operations, as well as being sustained by the Swiss culture which has gained distinction marks over the last two centuries as unique in the World. Swiss culture implies integrity, neutrality, unity, impartiality, respect for one another and individual responsibility towards the environment.

Our College syllabi do not vary from other program outlines, except that its content and actual transfer to students is dealt-with by professional hoteliers who have acquired over the years the skills to operate and manage some of the best hotels and resorts in the World.

We look forward to welcoming you to our special college of hospitality management.


What means Boutique Hotel Management School?

Our Boutiques stands for personalized education in small classes. Students live, study and practice in a fully equipped hotel. Our lecturers, who live on campus, are accessible almost 24/7; our programs have been developed by hoteliers for hoteliers and are delivered by lecturers with a long experience in international hotel management.

What is our USP’s

  • High interaction with lecturers on campus bringing direct knowledge and networking – ‘free consulting’ from lecturers,

  • High-quality experience – Student throughput is low, allowing for more personalized education; Class size is small;

  • High level of service: time and ability to help students decide what want to do, support in finding a suitable job

  • Safe environment for students, they are well looked after

  • Training for international hospitality;

  • Innovative thinking based on traditional hotelier style,

  • The program is adapted to the demands of the industry (it is close to the industry):

  • Hands-on training, preparing students for real life in the industry (hit the ground running – students are operational after graduation to take next step in career):

  • Program based on changing needs of industry through insights from the board of advisors, directors’ network, and lecturers’ experience;

  • Internships are meant to open international job opportunities and academic advancement (note: given the restrictions in the Swiss market, second internships are international and meant to help students secure jobs outside Switzerland)

  • (Capstone) the project allows students to develop a business plan which reflects their interests (family business, actual work intentions/start-up ideas);

Mission Statement

SHML will teach and combine, within a real boutique hospitality environment, the traditional fundamentals of Swiss operations with state of the art hospitality know-how for international management, exposing all students—during their studies and after graduating—to direct exposure with professional hoteliers, for a genuine and qualified interaction for success. The professional future of each and every student represents the core of the mission for SHML’s managing proprietors, faculty and staff.

We desire to create an educational atmosphere that students will love being around. Our programs are intended to empower students to tackle challenges and take on experiences that may be new to them. At SHML - Swiss College of Hospitality Management Lenk, we are constantly striving to make learning fun and dynamic so that all of our students can accomplish their goals.

Our Goals

Getting You to the Next Level

We strive to better our students through educational experiences both in and out of the classroom. SHML - Swiss Hotel Management School Lenk aims to create a haven where students feel safe to tackle their fears and accomplish all of their goals. We offer a variety of services designed to help students be the best version of themselves while having a fun along the way.

Our Philosophy

We respect the individual needs of all our students and believe that with the right guidance and direction, they can all succeed. Our educational approach empowers our students to question conventional thinking and to pursue their academic understanding with dedication and originality.

Believe in nurturing, guiding and developing students to stand tall when confronted with future professional challenges, as well as in life, based on moral values and ethical principles that carry, to a higher level, the promise and meaning of success.

Our Values

At SHML - Swiss College of Hospitality Management Lenk we respect our students and understand that each of them has individual wants and needs. We believe that learning can only be fostered from a feeling of mutual respect, guidance, and direction, and do our very best to maintain those values in everything we do. Our unique approach supplies our students with the proper support system that will help lead them down the path to success.

Our Standards

With years of experience as educators, we know just what it takes to engage students. Our unique teaching approach makes our students feel valued, respected and appreciated. At SHML - Swiss College of Hospitality Management Lenk, we believe in fostering a creative, collaborative, and engaging experience to help our students reach their full potential and help them pursue their dreams. Contact us to learn what we can do for you.


  • Lenk im Simmental

    Rawilstrasse 23, 3775, Lenk im Simmental