Give your children an unforgettable experience this summer, with the educational workshop organized by Columbia Hotel Academy. 08/07 – 12/07/2024 15/07 – 19/07/2024 22/07 – 26/07/2024   For just €350, we offer children a complete experience that includes accommodation and meals. Special…


Are you looking for opportunities for professional development and upgrading your skills? Our new educational programs for adults are the ideal solution for you! Who we are: We are pioneers in providing high quality education for professionals who want to grow and…


We are pleased to announce our partnership with the contractor AQS to run free Digital Skills courses by Anad for all interested parties. The courses take place at our premises, offering a unique opportunity to educate and develop digital skills for all….


We are proud to announce that our Academy has been approved as a Center for the Assessment of Professional Qualifications through Anad (Human Resources Development Authority). This achievement is a significant recognition of the high professional standard we provide and our commitment…


Lavish Cocktail Reception Marks Occasion of Columbia Hotel Academy Official Opening Acclaimed celebrity chef, Panos Ioannidis, inaugurated the event, which witnessed the island’s public and private stakeholders unite in honouring the innovation of this landmark institution. [Limassol, Pissouri Bay] – Columbia Group…


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Columbia Hotel Academy Celebrates Official Opening 19.4.23 [Limassol, Melanda area] – Columbia Group is immensely proud to announce the date of its landmark Columbia Hotel Academy’s official opening ceremony. On Friday, May 19th, at 19:00, Columbia Hotel Academy by…


The Columbia Academy, as a certified Vocational Training Structure (VET) specializing in the Kitchen and Food and Beverage Sectors, undertakes the Evaluation and certification of professional qualifications in collaboration with a Professional Personnel Evaluation Center (KAEP) The evaluation of the professional qualification…


On the 7th of March 2023, we held THE celebration of education, a celebration dedicated to the development of the vocational competencies and knowledge required in the hotel and restaurant sectors of the hospitality industry. A wonderful journey with EHL, started about…


Following the participation of Columbia Hotel Academy in Career Day organized by Larnaca technical School , on Tuesday 6 March 2023, we were delighted to welcome to our Academy facilities, students who wished to know us better and to investigate how the…


Participating in the day of career and professional guidance of the Larnaca Technical school , it was a unique opportunity to listen to students’ needs ,to penetrate to their way of thinking ,to the new generation mindset. It was a unique interaction…


Columbia Hotel Academy by winsedswiss and in collaboration with VET by EHL, was born from the immense experience of Columbia Group’s stakeholders, coupled with an unbridled passion and zest for delivering hospitality with heart, Columbia Hotel Academy delivers an impactful and immersive…


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.


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Educational Training Center (KEK)

The Educational Training Center (KEK) – Columbia Hotel Academy –
member of the Columbia Corporate Group – offers professional and
personal training and development programs.
Our Academy is available to people over 18 who want to develop
expertise, creativity, emotional intelligence, critical thinking and
entrepreneurial spirit.

as a Vocational
Training Facility (VET)

2 training rooms (capacity 26
people), 2 workshops: Kitchen
and Restaurant-Bar (capacity
12 people).

ISO 9001
& ISO 21001

Globally recognized
certifications, which allows for a
consistent framework for quality
management regardless of
where your company is located.

as an Approved
ECDL/ ICDL Exam Center

An internationally recognised
qualification that enables
people to certify their computer
skills to an internationally
recognised standard.


High Quality






Why Columbia Hotel

A state-of-the-art educational academy, built on the hill of Melanda, with a view of the endless blue, far from the noise of the city, exhaust gas and traffic, surrounded by beautiful gardens with all kinds of Cypriot plants. Our Academy is the ideal place for every trainee, where they can combine training and quality exploitation of their free time, swimming in our pool, playing basketball in our court, or walking on nearby nature trails, while at the same time they can combine accommodation either at the Academy or at the Columbia Beach Resort Hotel, at a preferential rate.

Our training Academy is the result of the group long experience in the hospitality and catering industry, our love and commitment to education, with the ultimate goal of turning mirrors into windows. In full agreement with William Arthur Ward, we are convinced that “Teaching is more than imparting knowledge, it does inspire change. Learning is more than just memorizing facts, it’s more about understanding.” Aiming at a learning environment that contributes to the personal development of each participant identified with the values of education, strengthening the profile of self-control, commitment and dedication. This means that students are encouraged by our instructors to think and synthesize knowledge, allowing them to apply theoretical knowledge while honing their skills. Learners are given the opportunity to make mistakes in a safe but realistic environment before entering the business environment, allowing them to grow and excel in their careers.

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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.



Graduating from the F&B Service programme provided by the Columbia Hotel Academy and OHMA / EHL was an incredible experience. The education I received was top-notch, and the skills I acquired have prepared me for a successful career in the industry. I am grateful for the support of the Academy Trainers and team, and I’m extremely proud to be a graduate of this prestigious programme.

Renaldo Plaka


My educational experience with Columbia Hotel Academy by EHL was excellent; enriching my knowledge both on a theoretical and a practical level. Our trainers were always by our side, sharing valuable information and their vast experience with us,  preparing us to enter the job market with the correct skills. The F&B Service programme has fully prepared us for a career in hospitality – an industry that is constantly evolving, and needs flexible professionals with the necessary knowledge to constantly improve the customer experience.

Anastasia Mavridou


I started the Culinary programme at Columbia Hotel Academy by EHL in November 2022. The programme provided me with valuable knowledge on theory cooking, cooking techniques, leadership lessons and many more while at the same time, I implemented this knowledge at Columbia Beach Resort as Chef De Partie at Bacchus Restaurant. Columbia Beach Resort is a great workplace for me where I can develop new skills whilst simultaneously sharing my vision with my colleagues.

This programme was a great opportunity to set higher goals for my professional future at Columbia.

Stylianos Antoniou

It has been an amazing journey with Columbia Hotel Academy by EHL, studying under hospitality professionals. I have gained a deep understanding of the various aspects of hospitality, valuable knowledge, experience and skills that have prepared me well for a bright career in the hospitality industry.

Olga Buliga


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 Hotels & Resorts LTD

Columbia Restaurants