The best place for learning hospitality management (Swiss Teaching Method)
1) Presently with a population of nearly 4000 students, Beijing Hospitality Institute (BHI) was established in May 2008 after
being approved by the Ministry of Education (MOE), China. BHI joined the Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) certified
schools network in 2009 and became the only educational institution with the Academic Certification of EHL in China. BHI
focuses on the hospitality education, offering only one Hospitality Management Program.
Adopting an “Internationalized and application-oriented” education philosophy of “Learning for Application”. BHI strives to
be a university with honesty, integrity, discipline and equality that can achieve recognition of the industry and be the
admiration of the students and teachers.
2) Message from the Chairman of the Board:
"My hope is that BHI becomes an application-oriented university with honesty, integrity, discipline and equality as its core
values. Achieving recognition from the industry while providing an environment that is adored by teachers, students and
parents alike, and thus being a cradle for the senior hotel management talent of China and globally. "
Dr. LI Bo Tan Chairman of the Board
3) Message from the President:
"After years of study and practice, our students graduate with all the skills necessary for a good start in their hospitality
careers. Our talent development model is widely recognised by the hospitality industry as well as state leaders, education
administration departments, Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne and parents. We firmly believe our system is the route to
success for every application-oriented university."
Dr. GAO Song Tao President of BHI Associate Chairman of China Tourist Hotels Association
BHI adopts the talent development model of the world-renowned Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) which extends
support in terms of campus building, curriculum design, management and faculty training, academic audit, student
internship and career opportunity. Being academically certified by EHL ensures access to global educational, internship
and employment resources. In accordance with EHL, BHI’s program is established with an interscholastic Credit Transfer
System. BHI students can apply to exchange to EHL through transfer, semester abroad and special short program. EHL
regularly sends professors to BHI to conduct faculty training, academic audit, and lectures to students. As QLF certification
is a pre-requisite for all teachers in BHI, EHL sends consultants to deliver the Qualified Learning Facilitator (QLF) training.
Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) is one of the most famous hotel schools in the world. Rooted in the Swiss sense of
hospitality, EHL has, since 1893, been a pioneer in education that has inspired the world of hospitality for over 120 years.
Ranked at the very top in terms of higher education hospitality management institutions, the reasons for its success are its
unique study programs, an unparalleled educational model and world-class applied research.
“I visit BHI every year, and every time I am very excited to see the improvements BHI has accomplished in every aspects of
educating the future leaders in hospitality, such as programme quality, campus development, faculty and students’
commitment and hospitality mindset. EHL is proud to have BHI as a member of the certified-school family.”
Prof. Michel Rochat
General Director, Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne
“We are extremely proud of our partnership with Beijing Hospitality Institute. Over the years, a number of BHI students have
benefitted from the Study Abroad programme in which they would come to Dubai and undertake a period of academic
studies coupled with a period of internship. A number of these students have since found full time employment in Dubai
which is a fantastic outcome. With the expansion of Jumeirah hotels in Asia and particularly China, there will be many
opportunities for BHI students to find employment back in China as well - we are excited to see what the future holds for
Ron Hilvert Managing Director The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management
3. Our Growth
2006 Aug Foundation Ceremony
2008 Jul Induction to Global Academic Certification System of EHL
2008 Oct School Opening Ceremony of First BHI Intake
2009 May First Academic Audit by EHL
2010 Jan Inaugural Faculty Conference
2010 Aug Established Advisory Committee to Provide Consultation for Campus Management
2011 Oct Inaugural Young Hoteliers Summit Asia (YHS Asia) Organized by BHI Students
2011 Nov BHI Hosted the 2nd Global Biennial Conference of EHL-certified Schools
2012 May Certified to Issue the National Bachelor Degree
2012 Jun Graduation Ceremony of First BHI Intake
2012 Jun Founding of BHI Alumni
2012 Jul Students Awarded Team Gold Medal in the 2nd National Etiquette Contest of College Students
2013 May Awarded 1st Place of Northern China for Teaching and Research Efficiency
2013 Dec Obtained Approval to Accept International Students
2014 Jan Scholarship of The Peninsula Beijing Established
2014 May Established BHI Hospitality Industry Research Center
4. Our Faculty
50% of faculty possess overseas study and work experience
100% of faculty possess hotel senior management experience All faculty possess Qualified Learning Facilitator Certificate
awarded by EHL
Hospitality Management Program
4-year Education with Bachelor Degree in Management and EHL Academic Certification
The tourism industry is a strategic pillar of China’s national economy. According to the statistics published in September
2014, there are currently a total of 11,687 Star-Hotels in China, amongst which 2,361 are four-star hotels and 739 are five
-star ones. Room availability reaches 1.53 million and the original value of fixed assets is 501.7 billion yuan with a total
income of more than 229.2 billion yuan. The hotel industry has become one of the most important areas of China’s tourism
industry and even service industry as a whole. It’s also one of the most open industries in China. In order to meet the
growing demands for hotel senior management talent in China, and to enhance the competitiveness of BHI graduates
globally, BHI has adapted EHL’s teaching model to create the "China-EHL model".
1) Objective & Employability Direction
The program develops the application competency and professionalism of students, preparing them with an international
outlook to be qualified managerial talent in the hospitality industry. Graduates are capable of starting their career in
numerous tourism fields such as the hotel, catering, aviation, clubs, cruises, convention and exhibition management, or
engaged in other service industries (such as finance, healthcare, retail, transportation etc.) .
Accommodation Management, Food & Beverage Service Theory, Food & Beverage Service Application, Principles of
Food Production, Food Production, Beverage Knowledge, Event & MICE Management, Security & Risk Management,
Engineering & Facility Management, Marketing, Human Resources Management, Finance Management, Revenue
Management, Strategic Management, Communication Application, Allergy & Nutrition, Institutions & Public Catering
Services, Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management.
2) Unique Professionalism
The infrastructure of BHI from faculty to design is based on the hospitality industry. Our training hotel features both Chinese
and Western restaurants, guest rooms, banquet hall, three state-of-the-art demo kitchens and bars, all of which meet the
highest industry standards. Apart from attending classes, students are also involved in hotel operations. The faculty not
only delivers courses but also helps manage the hotel. Based on hospitality industry, the curriculum, from elementary to
advanced level, includes service skills, management and hospitality culture.
The 4-year courses reflect hospitality hierarchical structure, providing students with basic managerial skills, which are then
applied, enhanced, and finally integrated through authentic professional experience. Two operational and managerial
internships are undertaken during the third and sixth semesters respectively to allow students to apply their learning in a
professional context. All graduates of BHI will get a graduation certificate, Bachelor Degree in Management and an
Academic Certificate co-signed by EHL & BHI, which is globally recognized.
Students undergo internships in the third and the sixth semesters during which they consolidate theoretical knowledge and
master hands-on and communication skills, with an in-depth understanding of the industry, broadening their horizons, and
enhancing their analytical and problem-solving ability. Presently, BHI has links with 150 major internationally renowned
7. Overseas Programs
1) International Cooperation
BHI provides students with a varied choice of international cooperation and learning opportunities, increasing the
possibility of overseas employment. Presently, overseas institutions from Switzerland, UAE, USA, New Zealand and
Singapore are in cooperation with BHI.
2) International Students Recruitment
BHI has been qualified to accept international students. We provide overseas student exchange programs including 3-6
months short-term training programs, 1-year exchange student program and 4-year Bachelor program.
Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne, Switzerland
The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management, UAE
Northern Arizona University, USA
San Diego State University, USA
Pacific International Hotel Management School, New Zealand
Nanyang Institute of Management, Singapore
Edith Cowan University, Australia
8. Practical Training
Situational-Modular Classes Professional hotel-standard teaching facilities are provided, such as professional wine and
tea appreciation lab, and a four-star training hotel which includes 38 guest rooms, 3 demo kitchens, a 800-capacity
banquet room, Chinese and Western restaurants, and a western style bar.
1) Educating People, Transferring Knowledge
“Cultivating Education”, managing a school as a hotel Hotel conduct standard as school code for all teachers and students
Inculcating the mind, habit and personality of a hotelier in all students
2) Student Self-Governance & Involvement in School Management
Students are encouraged to manage themselves in daily tasks such as area cleaning, morning exercise, as well as
organizing major activities including setting up of the teacher-student disciplinary committee.
3) Core Values
Respect, Professionalism, Responsibility
4) Zero-Tolerance Policies
All members of BHI’s faculty follow a strict moral and professional code in accordance with our zero tolerance policies in
order to maintain the highest possible standards.
5) Dandelion Project
The project aims to develop talent of teachers and students, who must undergo training and actively disseminate positive
energy, contributing to the campus culture.
10. Dormitory Culture
A star-rating system for dormitories has been established to encourage students to develop their independence,
responsibility and self-discipline in every aspect of university life.
1) BHI Spokesperson
An annual competition is held to select BHI Spokespersons who are responsible for disseminating the philosophy of BHI
to the industry and society, as well as being a role model to influence others.
2) President’s Table Lunch
To enhance communication between management, faculty and students, as well as recognizing outstanding performers,
monthly Lunches with the President are being organized.
3) Teacher-Student Disciplinary Committee
To protect the rights and benefits of teachers and students, the committee is set up to accept cases and appeals.
4) Staff Birthday Party
To reflect a people-oriented campus culture, monthly staff birthday parties are being held.
11. Campus life
A total of over 40 student associations with a 3000 -strong membership provide students with a platform for various
activities, which helps to inspire and cultivate the students' interests, promote physical and mental health of students, and
enrich campus culture.
12. A Word from Graduates
1) CAO Xing Yuan (Jiangsu) 2013 Graduate
Revenue Analyst of Hilton Worldwide-Revenue Management Consolidated Center (Asia Pacific) Pioneer EHL Transfer
"Prior to my transfer, I went to EHL twice, once through the Induction Program and then through participating in the Young
Hoteliers’ Summit Global. When I graduated from EHL, I chose finance as my career path. I would be most glad to share
my EHL study experience with my fellow students. "
2) YANG Han Bin (Beijing) 2013 Graduate
Assistant Guest Relations Manager of The Peninsula Paris, the first Chinese Management Trainee of the hotel group
"I would like to express my gratitude to BHI who provided me with external internship, building up my courage and fluency
in English as well as offering systematic and operational management knowledge. All these experiences have prepared
me for the invaluable employment opportunity with The Peninsula Beijing. "
3) LI Meng Ya (Anhui) 2014 Graduate
Awarded National Scholarship in 2012; Employed by Beijing Four Seasons Hotel as Management Trainee
"The National Scholarship I received strengthened my dream to be an excellent hotelier. Being selected as Best Intern
showed me my future was in hospitality, while participating in the YHS Asia helped me to understand teamwork and
leadership. Every day at BHI is full of challenges. I like it here!"
13. A Word From Parents
1) "My child has changed a lot since studying at BHI. He takes greater care of his appearance and conducts himself in a
more courteous manner. During the holidays, he often helped to do the housework, and sometimes cooked for us. When
he did his internship in hotel, although he sometimes complained about the hard work, he persisted. Our relatives and
friends have praised his growth and maturity. Thanks to BHI. "
2012 Intake Parent (Zhejiang)
2) "BHI not only teaches students how to study but also how to be a person. As parents, we have the utmost confidence in
BHI to look after the welfare of our children."
2009 Intake Parent (Liaoning)
3) "I chose BHI from hundreds of colleges in China. Assessing my child’s performance and progress, I’m sure we have
made the right choice."
2014 Intake Parent (Jiangsu)
Graduates have been gainfully employed in various international 5-star hotels, luxury property management companies,
renowned travel agencies, event management corporations and airlines. 65% of graduates are in hotel and travel related
industries, 25% are employed in the civil service, banking, telecommunications, real estate, coal, ecological and
pharmaceutical industries. 10% have moved on to study abroad or start their own businesses.
Internship and Employment Partners
Beijing Tourism Group
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
FRHI Hotels & Resorts
Hong Kong Shanghai Hotels, Limited
Hyatt Hotels Corporation
InterContinental Hotels Group
Kempinski Hotel S.A.
Marriott International, Inc.
Rosewood Hotel Group
Shangri-la Hotels and Resorts
Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide
Swire Pacific Hotels
Tianlun International Hotel Group
Burj Al Arab Hotel
Grand Hyatt Hotel Macau Hotel
Jumeirah Beach Hotel
Sheraton Macao Hotel, Cotai Central
Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit Hotel
Wynn Macau Hotel
Voluntarily formed by alumni, the BHI Alumni is a recreational, academic and non-profit, non-governmental organization.
The goal of the association is to provide alumni with a forum in order to maintain connections within the industry and
continue their professional development. Presently, there are Alumni Branches in Switzerland, USA, Dubai, UK, Macao
and other major domestic cities.