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    The HFTP Americas Research Center has developed example job descriptions for club IT positions. The process involved reviewing sample job descriptions, and compiling the information into standardized job descriptions.

  • A Room for Robots in Hospitality

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Interested in event organization? EHL student committees can be your stepping stone

EHL Blog·21 April 2018
Organizing events for the student body is their mission and they do it well. Discover EHL's event organization committees and associations. Fête Finale. Founded in 1987, FF is one of the biggest associations within EHL. It is composed of 55 highly dedicated and motivated students organizing various extra-curricular events throughout the semester, in order to raise enough money for the final event called Fête Finale. Our mission is to organize the best and most unforgettable events as well as creating ever lasting memories. Our main event is the Fête Finale celebration, the graduation party welcoming over 1500 students, parents and partners.

Why not list your hotel on Airbnb?

EHL Blog·19 April 2018
Ever since Barry Manilow's drummer, David Rozenblatt, convinced Airbnb to start renting out whole properties in 2010, it has been technically possible for a hotel to be listed on the platform. However, it was only recently that Airbnb began to actively court the hotel sector. The segment particularly targeted by the sharing economy platform is boutique hotels and bed and breakfasts (B & B's), which can offer the 'personalized experience' that Airbnb seeks to provide to its customers.

What are the best chocolate shops in Lausanne?

EHL Blog·16 April 2018
Switzerland may be famous throughout the world for the quality of our chocolate, but not all chocolate is created equal. Recently, we have been having a vigorous social media debate on where you can buy the best chocolate in Lausanne, right in time for Easter. The debate has not been solved, but we have rounded up 10 finalists. Review our short list and sample chocolate to decide for yourself who makes the best sweets in Lausanne!

5 career advice that no one tells you about

EHL Blog·10 April 2018
Whether you are looking for your first “real” job, or you have been at your current workplace for a couple of decades, you may know something about how to advance your career. However, there is plenty of information out there still left to discover. If you read all the popular job blogs or talk to an advisor, you’ll probably get plenty of good advice--but what about those lesser known tidbits on how to get the most from your career? We’ve put together a few lesser-shared words of wisdom you may want to keep in mind.

Hospitality in the air

EHL Blog· 7 April 2018
SHARE Have you ever wondered what flying Business class might feel like? What about First? We know we have, and while it is sometimes difficult to justify the higher price tag, certain factors like the customized service, great product quality and attention to detail may lead you to consider an upgrade before your next journey.

5 ways to build soft skills in hospitality

EHL Blog· 5 April 2018
A classroom can teach you hard skills that will help you land your first hospitality job. What's much harder to teach — and ultimately necessary to rise through the ranks to your dream job — are soft skills. Sometimes called people skills, soft skills address how you communicate, work with others, and handle the day to day aspects of your job. Try these 5 ways to work on your soft skills and impress your employers.

Interested in arts & culture? EHL students are getting involved and so can you

EHL Blog· 1 April 2018
Artistic talents and cultural diversity are at the heart of EHL student life and the below committees have invested the mission to promote them.

The new club culture: What hoteliers should learn from private membership clubs?

EHL Blog·29 March 2018
History rewrites itself. Shoulder pads, customised denim jackets, pegged jeans – all these trends have returned since the 80s. Hospitality is the second fashion industry – what happens in fashion will happen in hospitality.

How to best prepare for your selection day at EHL?

EHL Blog·25 March 2018
So, you’ve been thinking about joining the nearly 2900 current students of EHL? You’ll have to get through Selection Day (essentially a time to get to know the campus and interview with staff) first.

How do sports reveal characters at EHL?

EHL Blog·20 March 2018
Sports do not build character. They reveal it. At EHL, the sports committees are symbolic of EHL students' unique team spirit and excellence.

Are you marketing to your guests' five senses?

EHL Blog·14 March 2018
Sensory marketing has been used by some of the world’s biggest brands for decades. 35 percent of Fortune 500 companies have adopted some form of sensory branding into their marketing philosophy. Famous examples range from the iconic sound of a Coca-Cola can being opened and the drink poured over a glass of ice cubes, to the unmistakable fragrance, “Fierce No. 8,” spread throughout all Abercrombie & Fitch stores, onto the clothes and beyond the front doors.

5 criterias to choose a culinary program

EHL Blog· 7 March 2018
You may decide to enroll in a culinary arts program because you’re planning to open a restaurant, you want to broaden your options when it comes to finding a job, or maybe you are just passionate about food and beverages. Whatever the reason, it is vital that you check out the program you’re considering and make certain it will meet all your needs. Before you get started, make sure you consider these five criteria that will assure you choose a course that is right for you.

Hospitality Industry key figures Infographic 2017

EHL Blog·11 December 2017
As the year comes to an end, EHL looks back at the worldwide Hospitality Industry key figures for 2017. Over the past six decades, tourism has experienced continued expansion and diversification to become one of the largest and fastest-growing economic sectors worldwide. Discover the must-know data points based on the UNWTO Tourism Highlightsreport.

Top Benefits of Networking for Hospitality Industry Professionals

EHL Blog·28 November 2017
We all know that networking is a great way to find leads on potential jobs or new clients. However, lead generation is far from the only benefit of networking. In fact, regardless of your position, or employment status, you should never stop networking. Not when you land your first job in the hospitality and tourism industry and not when you own several Michelin star-rated restaurants - never. If you're not sure why don't worry. We've compiled a list of the top benefits of networking for hospitality professionals.

What is a Meilleur Ouvrier de France?

EHL Blog·26 November 2017
For those outside of France, the hospitality industry, or both, the initials MOF may not ring a bell, but those three letters hold an incredible amount of significance.

10 of our favorite inspirational quotes for the hospitality world

EHL Blog·20 November 2017
Need a bit of inspiration to get you through another day in the exciting (and sometimes stressful) world of hospitality? No problem, hosco.plus has you covered!

5 Fashion tips for getting your dress code right at work

EHL Blog·13 November 2017
Dressing appropriately for work can be a delicate task. Professional attire has certainly evolved to a younger, casual style in some office environments, but remains staid and conservative in others. Deciphering the dress code at a new job takes a bit of research, a bit of observational prowess, and, yes, a bit of shopping sometimes.

Studying hospitality management: A first step towards a career in luxury

EHL Blog·14 October 2017
The price tag on a Louboutin shoe is enough for many to pop their eyes out. Yet, if you can see beyond the cost associated with these ionic brands and admire their heritage and history, you may be ready for a career in luxury. Today, we discussing with Raphaële about her internship at Hermès in Geneva.

An Acoustic Watermark: Sound Branding in Hotels

EHL Blog·28 July 2017
Sound is a mysterious sense. It weaves in and out of space, invisible to the eye, yet oh-so-powerful to the ears. Along with sight, it accounts for 99 percent of all brand communication. Despite impacting our mood and psychological state, however, audiobranding is surprisingly underutilized in hotel marketing. Hoteliers need to understand the importance of audio branding and its potential powers when applied strategically. While other industries have capitalized on the power of sound, the hospitality industry has been a bit reticent in adopting its principles. Here's why that may soon change.In short, audio branding is the strategic use of sound within marketing to reinforce a brand and enhance customer engagement. As described by Karlheinz Illner, "The key elements are: sound logo, brand song, sound icons, brand score, brand hook line, brand voice and even soundscapes. These elements should reflect the brand values and brand personality in their acoustic dimensions and should acoustically distinguish a brand from its competition."

Switzerland, a Land of Festivals

EHL Blog·26 July 2017
Close your eyes; think of Swiss music… what do you hear? Yodels, Swiss horns and cow bells? If that is the case, this article is a must-read for you. You will learn that the first thing that should come to your mind is the festival scene Switzerland offers. For such a small country, the number of festivals you will find all around the country is staggering. You only need to look at what happened in July to understand to scope of it.

Click & Follow - Top Culinary Instagramers

EHL Blog·24 July 2017
As a culinary fan, you are probably always excited to try something new when it comes to food. Do you know that the same social media site that you view selfies of your old roommate is actually a culinary wonderland? There is an Instagram account out there that will inspire nearly every culinary professional. Whether you are looking for quick recipes, recaps of culinary travels or complex techniques to take your skills to the next level, you’ll find it on Instagram.

What do Swiss hospitality and private banking have in common?

EHL Blog·20 June 2017
Have you ever imagined what a private bank could do if it had a concierge willing to provide a unique service experience to a wealthy customer? Or a private bank investing in corporate social responsibility initiatives that appeal to Millennials? What about a private bank that concerns itself with the minutest detail of the customer experience? The hospitality industry is known for being customer-focused and for being able to adjust to customers’ wants and needs. Travelling around the globe, getting to know hotels of all kinds, dining at different restaurants are all opportunities to stimulate unique sensory experiences among customers. Surprisingly, these traits are less common in other service industries, where the customer should also be a priority.

IHIF Conference 2017 - How Fair is Key Money ?

EHL Blog· 3 May 2017
Key money has become a very common practice in the hospitality industry when we talk about acquisitions, franchises or management contracts, and of course was one of the discussed topics at the International Hotel Investment Forum (IHIF) conference 2017 in Berlin.

The Effect Body Language Can Have on Your Life & Career

EHL Blog·18 April 2017
Have you ever been in a situation where you felt that what a person was saying completely contradicted the way they were acting? Or better yet – have you ever been too aware of your nervousness that it only made you much more nervous and fidgety? In this article we will discuss the significance of body language in different situations as well as some tips on how to make the most of the nonverbal signals you send.


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