Executive Hotel Management College is the Global Leader in Executive Hospitality Education. EHMC's prestigious curriculum leads all Students to an International Career! Based on a Unique combination of Study and Work, students will learn and apply all aspects of Business and Management in the Vibrant Hospitality Industry.
At EHMC, we specialize in Training current and new Hospitality Professionals through Workshops, Work Placements, Classroom Training and Industry Events.
Executive Hotel Management College offers a truly unique combination of high level education and a direct pathway to the Executive Office. Our experience in the industry over the past 35 years has secured relationships and contacts within leading hotel and restaurant companies that no other college can provide. When we place our students into paid work placements and practicums, we personally discuss the career goals of each of our students with the owners and directors of the host organizations so that we maximize their chances to achieve their dreams of working as senior executives.
"The hospitality industry is becoming more and more competitive and the requirement for higher education at the department head level is apparent. Executive Hotel Management College was founded to solve this problem – to provide executive level instruction so that our students feel confident working in senior positions in the industry - and our hospitality partners can rely on our students to effectively manage their properties.
As a former Hotel Manager with Canadian Pacific Hotels (now Fairmont Hotels and Resorts) I understand the importance of top quality service. Our students are trained in every aspect of Executive level management so that they graduate with a solid foundation to become successful hospitality business managers.
Please visit us for a tour of our impressive Hotel Campus, located on the 4th floor of the Viva Executive Tower at 406-1311 Howe Street, Downtown Vancouver. We look forward to working with the local and international industry in helping to develop Canada's next hospitality leaders."
Ken Honborg, MBA
Ken has a wealth of knowledge and over 25 years of hotel experience.
During that time he has worked throughout many different departments and aspects of the hotel industry, such as Director of Sales, Regional Marketing Director and as General Manager in prestigious properties such as Banff Springs Hotel, Chateau Lake Louise, Chateau Lacombe and the Royal York.
More recently, Ken has moved out of the operational side of hotels and has been working and developing software management systems. He is currently the President of DSC Hotel Systems.
Through it all, Ken has seen the ins and outs of hotels and his well-respected reputation is known not only across Vancouver, but shines throughout the whole international hotel industry.
Based on his expertise and experience in the field, Ken was approached by the Vancouver School Board to join them in creating a program for educating hoteliers based on the AHLA curriculum. It was here that Ken found his true passion for teaching. That led him to work as Dean of a local hotel management college and then start his own college so that he may continue doing what he loves best: educating future generations of hoteliers.
Ken has earned his MBA Degree (Major in International Business) from University of Liverpool, UK.
The Dean can be reached at: email@example.com
Lutz was born in Germany, but received most of his education in England. He later went on to get a double degree in Hotel Management, and Economics from the former Catering College Bad Reichenhal, now known as Steigenberger Hotel University in Munich. Upon Graduation, Lutz moved to Canada and spent his first 3 years in Toronto working as an assistance Banquet Manager, and then moved to Vancouver, which is where he really became recognized for this food and beverage and management skills.
Over the next 22 years, Lutz's hospitality career blossomed. Lutz spent 3 years at Hotel Vancouver, before becoming General Manager for multiple hospitality establishments throughout BC, such as: Medieval Inns, W.W.F Holdings ltd, 1066 Restaurant, Capilano Suspension Bridge Bridgehouse Restaurant & Canyon House and was the Director of Operations for the Best Western Pacific Inn Resort & Conference Centre.
Lutz quickly became known for his great leadership and management skills not only in British Columbia, but all over Canada. His drive, vision and knowledge for Food and Beverage, Sales and the Hotel industry was highly respected and sought after. He exceeded expectations with his brilliant ability to turn businesses profitable and continued to be a leader in the industry.
In 1998, Lutz became the Food & Beverage Director for Executive Hotels & Resorts, where he stayed for 5 years. Here, he had a diverse role, which included developing new menus for the chain, upgrading service standards, increasing sales, training and development for department heads. He was responsible for many millions per annum in Food and Beverage revenue, which included an instrumental role in securing a 9 year contract for the RCMP Chilliwack University.
Lutz then moved beyond Food and Beverage, and back into the Hotel Management side, and in 2003, took on the position as Assistant General Manager/ Acting General Manager for Harrison Hot Springs Resorts. He spent 3 years in Harrison, building and developing sales and conference packages, and exceeded expected sales and profitability for the 3 years by a considerable margin. Directly due to Lutz's efforts, Harrison Resort & Spa is now able to book large conventions utilizing Exhibit space and Food and Beverage, which has positioned the resort as a favorable convention and meeting destination in the area. They continue to benefit from the training and packages developed and implemented by Lutz.
After spending another 5 years with Executive Hotels & Resorts, Lutz decided to take his experience and share it in the classroom setting where he has inspired many young hospitality professionals and have helped to guide them to successful careers.
We are very excited to have Lutz join our team at Executive Hotel Management Collage. He will be teaching our Food Beverage courses as well as overseeing our Meeting, Event and Catering department.
You can reach Lutz at: firstname.lastname@example.org
While growing up in Lyon France, William's determination, hard work ethic and motivation was evident at an early age, as William has always excelled and exceeded expectations in everything he sets his mind to.
In 2008, William received his Baccalaureate, majoring in Business/Marketing, where he topped his class and graduated with the highest GPA from the 'the top 20' French Business Schools and obtained school honours in 8 successive terms. Not only was he top of his studies, William was also working hard as a Sales Advisor for Easy Cash. He had a variety of tasks including online support, sales consultant, sales advisor, purchaser and received "Employee of the Month" not once, but 9 times throughout the 2 years he was with the company.
Upon graduation, William decided to go for his Higher National Diploma (HND), Majoring in Negotiations and Client Acquaintances. During this time, William focused on the finance industry, and worked as a Wealth Management Advisor for Ag2r La Mondiale. Here, out of the 3,500 employees, William was not only a leader, but the youngest Financial Advisor in the company. William learned a great deal about the customer service industry, while also managed over 250 clients' investments through complex financial solutions.
After receiving his HND, William, wanted to diversify and get more international experience. He then left France and traveled to Canada, where he attended Fairleigh Dickinson University in Vancouver, receiving the Provost Scholarship. William once again excelled in his studies, while still developing new skills in a new industry: hospitality. William quickly adapted to the new challenges, of being the Assistant Manager Of the Victorian Hotel, Downtown Vancouver and saw great potential within this industry. His hard work and dedication to both staff and customers was recognized, as he was awarded with the "Best Employee of the year in 2011".
In 2011, William teamed up with his university's (Fairleigh Dickinson University) Marketing team. Not only praised for his excellent written and communication skills, he was also responsible for developing and analyzing the European Market, developing long lasting ESL School and Agent partnerships, supporting the immigration process, housing requests & loan inquiries. He was directly responsible for bring new international partnerships and students to the university.
For the past couple of years, while William focused on his Bachelors in Business Administration, he worked in Mergers & Acquisition, starting off as a Sales Executive, and then moving into the position of Business Developer. William continued to develop his customer service skills, while also overseeing quality control, sales strategy and analytics, and developed the marketing material.
Now William is combining his years of sales, marketing, recruitment, hospitality and customer service skills, and has taken on the position of Director of Admissions & Recruitment at Executive Hotel Management College. He is thrilled to be part of this new venture and assisting in the overall growth and success of the college.
You can reach William at: email@example.com
The 1-Year Hotel Management Diploma Program is designed to help students fulfill this demand by providing them with both practical experience and academic training, helping form a solid foundation for a promising and successful executive level hospitality career.
A unique combination of Academic studies, based on 12 management courses based on the curriculum of the internationally recognized Educational Institute of American Hotel and Lodging Association and 4 P.B.D. In addition, you will be in a work environment for 24 weeks in order to gain a valuable experience in a Professional and Executive Environment
The Dual Hotel/Food & Beverage Management Program is intensive as well as comprehensive. Building on the foundation provided in the one year program. In the space of two years, students will complete a total of 16 courses, based on the curriculum created by the Educational Institute of American Hotel and Lodging Association, which will allow them to gain the knowledge and master the skills needed in both Hotel and Food & Beverage Management. The courses are overseen by highly qualified instructors, each with over 20 years of experience in the Hospitality industry.
This vibrant introduction to hospitality consists of 6 courses that can be completed in 2 or 3 sections and is ideally suited for students with limited time in Vancouver. The curriculum is designed to help develop a fundamental understanding of the Hospitality Industry, with a focus on Front Office, Food & Beverage and Leadership courses.
This exhilarating 8 course program is geared towards students who have previous experience in the hospitality industry and are looking to advance their careers with more academic certification. Focusing on Executive Level Management training in multiple departments, students can hone their skills in preparation for leading managerial roles in the industry.
EHMC graduates can transfer directly into a Bachelor Degree and eventually complete a Masters Program at one of the following institutions:
QUEEN MARGARET UNIVERSITY, Edinburgh, UK
GLION INSTITUTE OF HIGHER EDUCATION, Switzerland
LES ROCHES, Switzerland
IMI - INTERNATIONAL HOTEL MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE, Switzerland
SHMS - SWISS HOTEL MANAGEMENT SCHOOL, Switzerland
CESAR RITZ, Switzerland
UNIVERSITY OF CANADA WEST, British Columbia, Canada
JOHNSON & WALES UNIVERSITY, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
BA/BA (Hons) International Hospitality and Tourism Management Degree
BBA Hospitality Management
Bachelor of Business Administration (Hospitality)
BA in International Hotel Management
BA Hospitality Management
Bachelor of International Business Degree in Hotel and Tourism Management
Bachelor of Commerce
Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Lodging Management
Since its founding in 1867, when it was known as Gastown, Vancouver has grown to become one of the most important cities on the west coast and the largest port in Canada. The city first rose to prominence in 1887 when the construction of the transcontinental railway made it an ideal choice as a trading port with East Asia, a function that it continues to serve to this day. This has led to a fusion of cultures from both east and west that have created a unique atmosphere for the city.
Vancouver has been the host for many important events in its short life, the most prominent being the 1986 World Exposition on Transportation and Communication (or Expo ’86) and the 2010 Winter Olympics. In recent years, the city has also become a favoured destination for many movie and television productions, which has earned it the nickname “Hollywood North”. With several other important events on the horizon, Vancouver will continue to grow and evolve in the years to come.
Frequently voted one of the top cities in the world, Vancouver offers an entirely unique experience for its residents and future EHMC students. Nowhere else can you go hiking, skiing and swimming in the same day. A wide range of transportation options are available, including an extensive bus network, commuter trains, ferries and a world class skytrain system. These services are interconnected to simplify your journey to the many parts of the Greater Vancouver area, including Whistler, a world famous skiing destination. Downtown Vancouver features countless famous restaurants, shopping centres, hotels, movie theaters, as well as Stanley Park, Rogers Arena and BC Place Stadium. Vancouver is privileged to also be the home of the NHL's Vancouver Canucks, the MLS's Vancouver Whitecaps, and the CFL's BC Lions.
All Executive Hotel Management College campuses are located right in the heart of Downtown Vancouver within reach of all of Greater Vancouver’s many destinations. These include many world class hotels where our students can gain first-hand experience in the hospitality industry. Everything necessary for student life is within easy access from our home at Viva Executive Tower.
The prestigious American Hotel and Lodging Association has proudly accredited EHMC’s Executive Management curriculum. AHLA is by far the most widely recognized and respected institution in the hospitality world. Being certified by AHLA affirms that EHMC will provide successful education leading to a successful career. EHMC is continuously monitored by the American Hotel and Lodging Association for quality assurance. Graduating from EHMC also improves your employment opportunities, since we are the only college that includes the world renowned CHA designation for our students.
EHMC is proud to have earned the highest level of respect from one of the most influential business clubs in the World, the prestigious Rotary Club. Few Colleges & Universities in the World have the opportunity to be under the wing of executives and leaders who have contributed to make our society a better place: EHMC is one of them.
Executive Hotel Management is happy to receive you, and make your dream a reality. Start your career today, with travel, high income and new challenges. EHMC is the only North American College partner with a major Hotel company: MayFair Hotel And Resorts. Take the first step to a successful career in the exciting and rewarding Hospitality industry. Let’s make everyday a new adventure!
To apply, EHMC will advise you step by step, and focus on your priorities. Our team of experts will guide you through valuable recommendations so you can join the right program at the right time.
Executive Hotel Management College offers generous Scholarships for local and international students. Based on academic performance, professional background and personal motivation, students are rewarded by EHMC’s private funding. Receiving a scholarship is a life time gift, which will help financially as well as advance your career. You will be able to mention your scholarship on your resume and impress your future employers. In addition, recent studies show that financial institutions are more willing to lend capital to graduated students who have previously earned a scholarship. When you are ready to open your own Hospitality Business, funding will be more accessible. For each candidate, EHMC’s committee reviews all applicant profiles and will deliver official scholarship decisions within 48 hours.
The Dean, Ken Honborg, personally analyses each application, and focuses on your personal back-ground, including Reference Letters, your Resume and Letter of Intent. As the Dean, Mr. Honborg, will personally review and accept your application and offer his support by rewarding your candidature.
The prestigious Executive Scholarship is accessible to all new students. EHMC is one of the only North American Colleges which focus directly on you. In order to receive the Executive Scholarship, students must write a Letter of Intent, where you will express your motivation and desire to be a Leader, to be Elite, to be an Executive.
EHMC is proud to receive international students from all over the World. In 2012, EHMC created the Global scholarship program which is a private fund that sponsors international students to study with us. This has been very successful; we are proud to reward every international student to come and start their Career in Canada.
Executive Hotel Management College offers a truly unique combination of high level education and a direct pathway to the Executive Office. Our experience in the hospitality industry over the past 35 years has secured relationships and contacts within leading hotel and restaurant companies that no other college can provide. When we place our students into paid work placements and practicums, we personally discuss the career goals of each of our students with the owners and directors of the host organizations so that we maximize their chances to achieve their dreams of working as senior executives.
The parent company of EHMC has been in the hospitality business since 1979, providing education and high quality hotel management systems to leading hotels in the Canada, the US and Europe. The founder of EHMC, Ken Honborg, realized there was a significant gap in the education of up and coming hoteliers in Canada. Too many Colleges and Universities were providing graduates with theory based education; when they entered the workforce, the General Managers and owners were surprised to find that the majority of graduates could not perform at an acceptable level.
EHMC has secured strong partnerships and affiliations with many leading hotel and restaurant companies to guarantee our graduates can perform at the expected levels required in the industry. We expand their networks and build their resumes so that when they graduate, they are confident with their skills and experience to immediately take on leadership roles.
Similar to the Fairmont Hotels and Resorts Management preparation program that Mr. Honborg attended, EHMC combines real world practical experience with industry standard AHLA based education to best prepare our students to achieve their dreams of becoming the General Manager of a World Class hotel or restaurant.