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Marios Charalambous: Hotel Management

Tell us a few words about the Hotel Management program and to whom it is addressed.

Studying hotel management students will have the opportunity to attend theoretical and practical courses by collecting and analyzing all relevant industry information and more specifically how a hotel operates. Students will gain knowledge of food production and serving, wineries, first aid, reception, room reservations, human resources management, housekeeping, marketing, accounting, menu planning, banqueting etc. At the same time, students will learn foreign languages ​​and acquire important virtues such as discipline, timeliness, ethics, honesty and hygiene. However, it is also noteworthy that every summer the hotel department of each school offers students practical training in hotels, restaurants and bars.

The Hotel Management program is aimed at dynamic people who like to get in touch with people from other countries and cultures, who like to work as a team and creatively, who have social skills, who are disciplined and who want to become part of the modern world. the hospitality and tourism industry.

What is the difference between a diploma and a degree?

The difference between obtaining a diploma and a degree is significant. At the beginning of the diploma students can gain knowledge in the daily operations and management of different parts of a hotel. By acquiring the diploma students will be able to be directly employed at initial and mid-level managerial levels in various departments of the hotel industry.

During the Diploma in Hotel Management program, students not only learn the operation and management of the hotel, but also acquire the skills and skills to manage the various parts of a hotel. Upon completion of the degree, students are given the opportunity to be employed at the top management level in the hotel industry or to pursue a Masters Degree in Hotel Management, Tourism Management, Business Administration, Human Resource Management and more.



Tell us about educational excursions and professionals who visit the College?

The college quite often gives students the opportunity to gain additional knowledge on educational trips to various companies and organizations. For example visits to wineries are frequent and students monitor their available equipment and regular operations. These visits relate to students' current studies in Wines and Spirits under the same Hotel Management program. Another example is the organization of educational trips to restaurants, kitchens, reception and housekeeping departments. These educational trips are designed to inform students about current activities, expectations, issues, methods and priorities regarding the different hotel segments.

In addition, various professionals from the hotel industry visit our college on a regular basis and offer their knowledge and experiences to our college students on topics relevant to their current courses.

These experiences give students great value and strength, which is very important for their future employers.

Tell us a bit about internships?

Every summer from June 1st until September 30th, the Hotel and Culinary Arts department offers students practical training in hotels, restaurants and bars. Practical training during the summer months is very important because it enhances students' knowledge by bridging the gap between theory and practice. Hotel Management students work in various Hotel departments (kitchen, housekeeping, bar, restaurant and reception). In the same way, culinary arts students work in various sections of the restaurant chain and hotel chains.

Students are familiar with working conditions and can enhance their resume with the necessary background.

'All the long-standing hotels and restaurants that offer practical training for students operate and are located in various tourist areas of the island.

The College collaborates with 38 top hotels. Is there any control over our students' working conditions?

Every year the coordinator who is in charge of student internships is in frequent contact with Hotels and Restaurants before and throughout the permitted period from June 1st to September 30th. At the same time, the trainee often visits all the hotels and restaurants around the island where students work and communicates with hoteliers, restaurateurs and students.

The visits monitor the students' working conditions, and their progress. They also discuss and train with general managers, department heads and students, solutions to any workplace problems and omissions that may arise.


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