Thursday, July 16, 2015

New International Hospitality College in Kenya (BOMA Hotels - Swiss Alpine Center - Kenya Red Cross)

On 3rd July 2015 the Boma Hotels officially inaugurated the International Hospitality College in partnership with the reputable Alpine CenterSwitzerland, the Swiss Business School for Hotel & Tourism Management. The Inauguration was officiated by the outgoing Swiss Ambassador to Kenya Ambassador Jacques Pitteloud.

Alpine Center Switzerland is privileged to be a partner of Boma international Hospitality College in jointly launching its state-of-the-art programmes of study in Kenya, a country that has been renowned for its dynamic hospitality and tourism industry, an industry that is the second largest source of foreign exchange revenue in the country.

“Switzerland has gained its reputation of being the “birthplace of hospitality management” a long time ago. People from all over the world, then and now, still yearn for the “’Swiss Hospitality Touch,” that is why our curriculum preserves the basic elements of what good hospitality training and education must be: flawless accuracy, reliable quality, and expert leadership” Mr Eric Hofmann, President, Alpine Center Switzerland.

During the launch, Dr. Abbas Gullet, the Secretary General of the Kenya Red Cross Society said that the aim of Boma International Hospitality College in collaboration with Alpine Centre Switzerland is to address the current and long term needs of the industry and its graduates. “We shall therefore concentrate on training for specialists, not generalists; craftsmen, not “chiefs” and, allow enough time for practical training and coaching in a top class hotel environment. Our graduates will be able to perform beyond their employers’ expectations from day one, and save the employer time and money that is usually spent on training new employees. This will make the graduates the preferred candidates in the job market,” said Dr, Gullet.

All our programmes include periods of industry placement where students are able to put their acquired skills into practice and gain a better understanding of the workings of the fascinating industry of hospitality and tourism.   The dynamic Career & Placement Office at the BOMA International Hospitality College will assist you in finding a suitable industry placement and upon graduation in launching your successful career.

For more information contact:
Mrs Sybil HofmannPresident

Boma Hotels
The Boma Hotels Group prides itself on its unique social enterprise model of “hospitality with a conscience”. The hotel operates under the mantra of “responsible luxury”, so coined because in providing high end services, the hotel fulfils the demand for luxury service while ensuring that the revenue generated goes back to other members of society in various states of need.

Boma International Hospitality College

For over two-and-a-half decades Alpine Center has provided cutting-edge, high quality education and training in the field of hospitality and tourism management resulting in the overwhelming success stories of graduates. Alpine has established itself as the leading hospitality career-focused institution in Southeast Europe with an admirable employability rate of almost 100%. This figure is not only a reflection of our students' competitive advantage, but also of the industrious activities of Alpine's dynamic Career & Placement Office.