Swiss™tel Hotels Develop eUniversity

10th Dec 2004

Swiss™tel Hotels & Resorts, managed by Raffles International, has developed the Swiss™tel eUniversity, in partnership with Cornell University. Swiss™tel eUniversity is envisaged to provide top-notch education via the Internet to over 7,000 Swiss™tel staff in Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America. Graduates of Swiss™tel eUniversity will receive eCornell certificates offered by Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration.Ê
A subsidiary of Cornell University, eCornell is a leading provider of executive and professional development, delivering online courses in Hospitality Management, Essential Management Skills, Food & Beverage Management and Human Resource Management. Swiss™tel Hotels & Resorts Group Director of Human Resources, Lawrence Lee said, “eCornell’s outstanding course content, especially in the area of Hospitality Management, and the instructor-led online format were the primary reasons we selected them as our principal provider of Hospitality and Management courses.”

Tom Abogabal, eCornell’s Director of Corporate Accounts added, “It became apparent in our discussions that the development of a cost effective and viable learning center will have to involve e-learning given the hectic schedules of the hospitality executives. eCornell is accessible to managers across the globe and easily administered and managed via the web without additional infrastructure or IT delivery costs.”

Meinhard Huck, Managing Director of Swiss™tel Hotels & Resorts said, “Swiss™tel eUniversity fulfills our need to provide a highly effective and innovative training platform for our managers who form the cornerstone of our organization. This will ensure Swiss™tel’s competitive edge in delivering quality service and customized care.”Ê

John Neuman, eCornell’s CEO added, “eCornell is delighted to have Swiss™tel Hotels & Resorts as a business partner. We are pleased that the hotel group selected eCornell to deliver Ivy League instruction to their employees worldwide.”


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