EHLfamily: in 1893, 27 students join the first hotel school in the world

EHL Alumni | 13 Jan, 2016

If you ever visited the prestigious Hotel d'Angleterre, in Ouchy, Lausanne, you may have noticed a small plaque in its restaurant.

This is where it all started!

Indeed on October 15, 1893, less than thirty students participated in the opening class of the first hotel school in the world, founded by Jacques Tschumi, influential member of the Swiss company of Hoteliers – “Société Suisse des Hôteliers

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Do you belong to the Kramer family from Zürich, Kellers from Olten or Fischers from Davos? Maybe one of your ancestors was among the first 27 students of the Professional School of the Swiss company of Hoteliers – “L'Ecole professionnelle de la Société Suisse des Hôteliers” - in Lausanne.

Looking back at the list of students, you will mainly find Swiss students. But the first hotel school in the world was already paving the way for its international expansion.

Today, after more than 120 years, 89 nationalities are represented at the Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne. 

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