Our Schools

An Exclusive Global Alliance of the Best Hospitality Schools

Hotel Schools of Distinction is a connection to hospitality leaders that ensures students have a competitive advantage in a challenging industry.

It means attracting high-caliber students who recognize the value of our unique, industry-informed curricula. It means being part of a prestigious, invitation-only community of the very best hospitality schools. Membership in HSD is the gold standard in hospitality education.

HSD Schools Span the Globe

Learn more about our educational institutions and begin your journey today.

Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration
Technological University Dublin
Niagara University, College of Hospitality and Tourism Management
International University of Applied Sciences
Institut Paul Bocuse
Institut de tourisme et d’hôtellerie du Québec
Hotelschool The Hague, Hospitality Business School
Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences, School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management
Fairleigh Dickinson University - Campus Vancouver
Fairleigh Dickinson University
EUHT StPOL - University College of Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts, Barcelona

Partnerships and Prestige

Membership in HSD is an exclusive alliance of best-in-class institutes of higher learning.
Benefits include:

  • Access to industry leaders, who help guide the development of curricula
  • A prestigious program that attracts the best students
  • A recruitment platform that helps ensure your graduates go on to be leaders in their field


Elevate Your Institution’s Education

Benefit from the prestige and insight that comes with being an HSD member.

Become An HSD School

The Very Best Hospitality Education

Students considering an HSD school can be assured that their education prepares them for the future. HSD ensures their programs are best-in-class by:

  • Selecting only the best schools. HSD schools must meet discerning standards to qualify for invitation
  • Building on best practices. Through comprehensive and standardized curricula, all HSD schools deliver proven, exceptional education
  • Working with industry partners. Through real-world insights, HSD ensures graduates will have the skills they need to succeed
  • Staying ahead of the curve. By focusing on progressive research in hospitality, an HSD education keeps students at the top of the class

HSD compendium of research and intellectual capital

HSD has created a compendium of research and knowledge creation. The HSD compendium is designed to be a first step that introduces research interests and knowledge production within member schools, the aim being to increase awareness of the resources within HSD and with industry.

The compendium therefore ultimately aims to accelerate collaborative work between researchers of HSD member schools and industry.