HSD alumni of the month: Steffen Fox, International University of Applied Sciences Bad Honnef

IUBH alumni Steffen Fox

Alumni Interview Steffen Fox An interview with IUBH alumnus Steffen Fox about career opportunities at 25hours Hotels and his promotion to management You are a member of the management team at the 25hours Hotels company. How did you rise to your current position? Six years ago when I joined 25hours, my task was to build […]

News from IUBH, International University of Applied Sciences Bad Honnef, Germany

Studying Culinary Management at IUBH

Bottom line of the profession: “One should enjoy cooking and be interested in the trade” An interview with Prof Dr Kurt Jeschke, initiator of the new dual studies Culinary Management programme at IUBH University of Applied Sciences, about the increasing demand of qualified professionals in the culinary industry and what makes the new programme special. […]

HSD alumni of the month: Véronique Borduas, Institut de tourisme et d’hôtellerie du Québec (ITHQ)


Véronique Borduas: From 5-star hotels to a microbrewery When one of our professors told us that an ITHQ graduate was now the manager of the new Siboire microbrewery location in Montreal, our first reaction was, “Say what now?!” The second was, “When are we going?!” We recently sat down with Véronique Borduas, a young leader […]

News from the ITHQ, Institut de tourisme et d’hôtellerie du Québec


The ITHQ: Celebrating 50 years of passion and expertise! In 2018, we will be celebrating a major milestone of a founding member of the Hotel Schools of Distinction (HSD) network, as the Institut de tourisme et d’hôtellerie du Québec (ITHQ) is celebrating its 50th anniversary. What a great opportunity to learn more about this school […]

News from ITHQ


Institut de tourisme et d’hôtellerie du Québec (ITHQ) is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. For the last 30 years, ITHQ has been developing, promoting and teaching its own university programs. However the law of the Province of Quebec didn’t authorize many specialized schools to deliver university degrees accredited by the State. In parallel, ITHQ […]

HSD alumni of the month: Andrea Frick, Purdue Fort Wayne

PFW Alumni Andrea Frick

College years are meant for us to explore the great world, grow & development as humans but most importantly to have fun. IPFW’s hospitality and tourism management program granted me all the above by offering challenging courses in combination with an internship that prepared me as a student to flourish after graduation. IPFW introduced for […]

News from Purdue Fort Wayne, USA

Gasparilla students 2018

PFW Florida program – an off campus semester at the Gasparilla Inn, Boca Grande PFW began the Florida program in the Spring semester of 2010 and I have been privileged to be faculty and coordinator of the program since its inception. The program is now based at the Gasparilla Inn and Club, a privately owned, […]

Serious Games for Hospitality at EUHT StPOL


R+D in Food&Beverage: 6 projects that could revolutionize the industry through Gamification The goal of this Gamejam of Serious Games about Gastronomy and Food&Beverage was teamwork, introduce applied solutions to this area The University College of Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts of Sant Pol de Mar (EUHT StPOL) and the School of New Interactive Technologies […]

HSD annual report 2017


Read about the highlights and ongoing projects within Hotel Schools of Distinction. HSD Annual Report 2017 is now published.

HSD alumni of the month: Ricco de Blank, Hotelschool The Hague

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After graduating from Hotelschool The Hague, Ricco de Blank, Hotelschool The Hague Alumnus, worked in different job positions within the Hospitality Industry. Hotelschool The Hague interviewed him, asked about his career and what made him such a successful industry professional. Could you tell us a little bit about your career so far? I have had three […]