Our Swiss hotel management school’s heritage in hospitality education.

For 55 years, the EHL Swiss School of Tourism and Hospitality (EHL Passugg) has been delivering Swiss-quality hotel management education and raising the level of professional education for the hospitality and tourism industry with higher academic achievements and an international outlook.


Dr. Markus Christoffel founds the Swiss School of Tourism and Hospitality (SSTH)


Study program launched for students with higher entry qualifications, forerunner of the current "Swiss Professional Degree in Hospitality Management"


First special courses in English introduced for international students


Business and tourism college founded in Chur; launch of tourism course with Swiss state-approved vocational qualification


SSTH acquires the Spa Hotel Passugg as its new hotel school facility


Partnership with the University of Delaware for a bachelor’s degree


“Gastgewerbliche Fachschule Graubünden” hotel and restaurant college founded in Chur; SSTH launches a new vocational basic training course in hospitality


Purchase of majority shares in SSTH by Arabella Switzerland AG


First Bachelor course offered on the Passugg campus in conjunction with Queen Margaret University


New collaboration with Edinburgh Napier University offering an integrated course of Bachelor studies


Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) Group acquires SSTH


SSTH is integrated into the new organizational structure of holding company “EHL AG” and is turning into EHL Swiss School of Tourism and Hospitality (EHL Passugg)

New gastronomy concept (culinary arts) launched with focus on sustainability; school-operated, in-house restaurants (outlets) opened

Preparatory year introduced for entry to the College of Professional Training and Education


EHL Passugg celebrates its 50th anniversary


EHL Passugg HF graduates can now transfer into EHL's Bachelor program and finish their degree in 3 semesters, including 2 semesters on EHL Campus Passugg.


EHL Haute Ecole offers its Bachelor students the opportunity to complete a portion of the program at EHL Campus Passugg


New Affective Curriculum in the Swiss Professional Degree with a stronger focus on actionable Competences, Soft Skills and Empathy

Spa Hotel Passugg: Early History


After the Passugg mineral springs are rediscovered when a passion for the Alps develops around the turn of the 20th century, the former guest house nearby is converted into the Spa Hotel Passugg with 64 rooms and 92 beds. It also contains a lobby, a meeting room, various activities rooms and of course the “Passugger Stübli” restaurant.



Spa house with sampling room built over the Rabiosa Gorge for guests wishing to stroll to the mineral water spring.


Spa hotel extended by 40 extra rooms, 52 beds and additional bathing cubicles.


Villa Schönfels built with 26 rooms and 26 beds.


Northern wing added along with more mineral baths and water therapy rooms.