(From left) Yateendra Sinh, CEO, Ecole hoteliere de Lausanne; Michel Rochat, director general, EHL; Guglielmo Brentel, president, EHL Group
DUSIT International, in collaboration with the École hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL), is to open a hospitality management school in Manila within the next two years.
Currently under construction in McKinley Hill, Taguig, Dusit Hospitality Management College will be managed by Dusit International while EHL, which was founded over 120 years ago in Switzerland, will accredit the school, train its faculty, provide knowledge, academic requirements and develop the curriculum.
EHL Group president, Guglielmo Brentel, said that many Filipinos are working abroad and the school will offer training opportunities for Filipinos in higher levels of hospitality management. The EHL curriculum is widely acclaimed for its dual system of combining theory with practice.
The hospitality college in Manila is the second collaboration between Dusit and EHL in South-east Asia, the first being in Thailand.
EHL is looking to build more hospitality schools in the Philippines in places where Dusit International is also expanding its hotel portfolio, such as in Cebu and Davao.