Where Hospitality meets Business

Focused on hospitality, tourism, business and hotel management.
Your hotel and hospitality management school:
César Ritz Colleges Switzerland

More information
César Ritz Colleges Switzerland
Entrepreneurship meets Culinary Arts

The perfect blend of entrepreneurship and culinary skills to create your ideal education.
Your recipe for success:
Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland

More information
Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland
The Business of Hospitality

Hotel school specialized in hospitality education and business studies.
Your hospitality and hotel management school:
Hotel Institute Montreux

More information
Hotel Institute Montreux
Where Hospitality meets Design

The combination of Swiss hospitality management precision and creative design.
Your hotel school in Switzerland:
IHTTI School of Hotel Management

More information
IHTTI School of Hotel Management
"Learning by Doing"

Hotel, Resort, Events and Spa management programmes.
Your hospitality management studies:
Swiss Hotel Management School

More information
Swiss Hotel Management School

AlumniNews

GM mentors future leaders in world famous competition

Tony Wang has been selected as the Chief Expert for China’s National Team in the international Wordkskills competition.

Tony’s experiences from Restaurant Supervisor to General Manager Le Meridien Zhengzhou has uniquely qualified him to support China’s National Team during the prestigious Worldskills Competition. In this capacity, he will also act as the Skill Expert for the Restaurant Service Skill category and mentor and guide the national Chinese champion.

What is Worldskills?
Worldskills Competition is the world’s largest skills excellence competition where young talents below the age of 23 compete to win Gold, Silver and Bronze medals in their chosen skill. This year’s competition will be held in Abu Dhabi in October 2017 with over 1000 young people from over 70 countries participating.

Hospitality management studies in Switzerland - Bachelor's Degree
Career possibilities with a hotel management diploma

Why did you choose to originally work in the Food & Beverage sector?
Since my school days, I’ve always enjoyed the process of coming up with new ideas and I got to do a lot of this at SHMS as we hosted many banquets.

I also enjoy problem solving and ‘sorting out’ issues, which I think is part and parcel of working in F&B.

I graduated in 2004, and during this time the hotel business was thriving in China, especially in Shanghai. I knew there would be many opportunities to work in F&B at the new hotels that were coming up.

How and why did you get involved with Worldskills?
I was recommended by the HR department of Starwood Hotels & Resorts’ Corporate office in Greater China in 2013. At this point I was with the group as the F&B Director at The Hongta Hotel, A Luxury Collection hotel in Shanghai.

I would like to pass on what I have learned in Switzerland and in my work experience to youth and provide them with the inspiration and opportunity to excel in the hospitality industry.

Why is mentorship important to you?
I think it is a necessary part of development. I gained a lot from Starwood Hotels & Resorts’ talent development programme and have had mentors who’ve opened doors for me. I would like to do the same for the younger generation and be a part of their development.

Even as a mentor, I am learning from these young minds about new ideas that I have not thought about.

What makes a good mentor?
A good mentor is one who is dedicated and genuine about sharing his/her experiences. What I enjoy most about being a General Manager and an Expert for Worldskills Competition, is seeing my team develop and progress in their careers.

I love working in hospitality and I want to give back to the industry by sharing my experiences and skills.


Bachelor in International Hospitality Management

Tony graduated Swiss Hotel Management School with a Bachelor in International Hospitality Management:

Programme Details Dates & Deadlines Entry Requirements
 
Application Procedure Fees
Top