In Partnership with Lausanne

The Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne and Columbia Hotel Academy join forces to offer unique professional diplomas in hotel management.

Ready-to-deliver hospitality training programmes

The Vocational Education & Training (VET) licensing programme enables our organization to implement ready-made Swiss hospitality training programmes, thereby addressing two of the biggest challenges that tourism-developing nations facetoday: training qualified staff and contributing to long-term employment growth in service

Swiss Recipe
for Success

The Swiss federally-recognized Vocational Education and Training (VET) system is one of Switzerland’s most popular forms of education for young people. Its best-in-class programmes use proven methods to ensure a high quality of training and employability for graduates.

A Balanced Approach

The VET programmes use a balanced learning approach that combines hands-on courses with blended learning courses (academic and online) to develop operational skills for the industry, and transferable skills for future professional growth and life-long learning.

Ready to Go

Using a traditional Swiss model for vocational hospitality education, our courses deliver using complete and correct curriculum, using videos and presentations.


The Columbia Hotel Academy by winsedswiss

Great things are to be expected when Swiss traditional quality and youthful enthusiasm come together in a partnership between winsedswiss education group (WEG) and Columbia Hotel Academy, under the license of VET by EHL.

Akin to its Ancient Greek namesake – the public garden where philosophers and students would unite in the pursuit of knowledge – Columbia Hotel Academy is an oasis of opportunity: a place and space for aspiring individuals to grow and reap the bountiful fruits of inspiration and dedication.

Here, nestled in the lush rolling hills of Pissouri – the Eden of Cyprus’ southern coast – Columbia Hotel Academy invites ambitious, determined, and dedicated professionals to engage in a lifelong pursuit of excellence with our expert trainers, in learning, embodying, and shaping the craft and art of hospitality with heart.


VET by EHL Programmes

Founded in 2021, Columbia Hotel Academy’s purpose is to provide a well-rounded education where students can acquire the necessary academic and practical knowledge vital to enter their profession and to acquire positions of authority. We propose accredited and certified fields of hotel studies, thus, offering students the opportunity of the acknowledgement of its diplomas necessary for employment within the hotel and catering industry. Today, we offer six, twelve and eighteen month programmes of study, including internships at the privately owned 5* Columbia Beach Resort. Here at Columbia Hotel Academy we operate our own campus with all the modern facilities to fulfil the necessary requirements of our programmes, as well as the needs of our students.





Hotel Professional


– Hotel Rooms Division
– Hotel Communication
– Hotel Administration

Your Success is our Primary Goal

Our People

Columbia Hotel Academy is made up of a progressive and insightful collection of trainers, teachers and seasoned hoteliers, technically and creatively skilled to educate the hotel and catering professionals of the future. Our educational and theoretical approach lends itself to impactful and immersive learning experiences that will build the foundation to stellar careers within the hospitality industry. Our academy’s slogan is “Where education brings success” and our team take this extremely seriously; together we are all invested in our graduates’ future success. Our team passionately care about their work, their students, graduates and Academy team members. Here, everyone is treated with honesty and respect.



“I joined the Columbia Confectionery of Columbia Restaurants in March 2021 for my initial product and service training.
The company has great initiative and demands in regards to quality but also recognises and rewards first from within. I was quickly promoted to the Manager of the new Columbia Confectionery retail store that opened in October 2021 and gained great experience with the preopening and opening processes. I feel Columbia is a company that always educates and develops from within throughout the many sectors of its involvement within the Hotel, Catering and Food Retail sector.”

Markos Naziris – Store Manager, Columbia Confectionery, Columbia Restaurants

“I joined Columbia Hotels & Resorts LTD in April 2007 as a Management Trainee, where every day was inspiring, motivating and challenging – helping me to develop professionally in different areas. The experience I gained along the way was invaluable to my career growth. In September of 2008, I was offered the great opportunity to join the Human Resources Department as H.R Officer and in October of 2011, I was promoted to the position of Assistant H.R Manager where the opportunities to “practice what you preach” are endless! Columbia Beach Resort provides a friendly working environment, which helps our staff provide high quality service to our guests. In terms of career growth it also provides a great platform to enhance your knowledge and skills. I can proudly say that starting my career with Columbia was my first and best move. I will always be thankful for the management’s belief in me and for giving me the opportunity to grow, not only within the Company but also as a person.”

Alexia Ioannidou – Assistant HR Manager, Columbia Hotels & Resorts LTD


The Columbia Group

A vibrant collection of companies, the Columbia Group is proud of its honoured heritage within Cyprus’ business scene.
With roots growing back some four decades, the Columbia Group’s robust presence across shipping and various facets of hospitality has ensured that our name has become synonymous with inspiration and innovation. A pioneering powerhouse that channels its focus towards the creation of not just business entities, but forces of culture and creation, the Columbia Group continues with a strategy of measured and mindful expansion in tandem with ever strengthening the foundations of its brand.

Schoeller Holdings Ltd


Columbia Ship Management

Columbia Hotels & Resorts LTD

Columbia Restaurants