EHLfamily: 1912 , a tribute to Jacques Tschumi

EHL Alumni | 27 Jan, 2016

In May 14, 1912, L. Rolandais made a tribute to EHL’s founder and "father", Jacques Tschumi during his graduation speech.

Here is an extract:

[...] We should not forget the absent, gentlemen. The School, as our President rightly said, lost a few days ago, his father. The one who had given birth to it, in some ways. His "daddy" has disappeared.

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Jacques Tschumi was one of the most known and esteemed figures of the Swiss hotel industry. Nowadays, his name is still anchored in Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne's vocabulary; and an auditorium was named after him.

He was born on May 30, 1844 in Wolfisberg (Bern) and died on May 2, 1912, after a short illness, at the age of 68. He had been Director of the Beau-Rivage Palace in Ouchy for 25 year, at that time.

During his career, he was also Administrator of the Seiler Hotels in Zermatt , the Weissenburg baths, the Hotel Bellevue Palace in Bern and was president of the “Société suisse des
Hôteliers

Hôteliers” for seven years.

Read this article in French.

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