Exciting Lifestyles in the worlds' Largest Industry


The International Hotel School opened its doors at the famous Carlton Hotel in Johannesburg in January 1994.   Always focused on producing the calibre of graduates that would be eagerly accepted by industry, the School grew steadily.   In January 1998 the School moved to its current premises in Illovo and formed new partnerships with the best hotels in the area to provide the critical practical exposure.

In 1999, the school opened a satellite campus adjacent to and in conjunction with the Royal Hotel in Durban.   Following the formula developed in the Carlton days, the school is able to offer a residential option for out of town students.   In July 2001, the much awaited Cape Town Campus opens, offering a mid year intake option that fits better with Cape tourism strong seasonality.

From its inception, the International Hotel School has owed its success and continued growth to a number of factors.

  •  The commitment of the Directors and Staff to produce graduates of the calibre demanded by industry  -  listening to what industry tells us.

  •  Benchmarking its standards against the best internationally and providing qualifications that are accepted world wide.

  •  Focusing on creating practical competence and therefore confidence  -  meeting the challenge of providing exposure and effective training in a fully operational standards oriented environment.

Accreditation and Affiliations

Educational Institute of the American Hotel and Lodging Association.   Founded in the 1950’s to meet the needs of American Hospitality industry during its rapid growth era.   “The Educational Institute serving the needs of such as the Hilton, Holiday Inn and Marriot grew as they grew and became the world wide benchmark.   Operating in over 120 countries, the Educational Institute and its 12 course Hospitality Management Diploma is offered as a whole or in part in hundreds of hotel schools, colleges and universities.

The International Hotel School, as local licensees, have access to a wide range of books, programmes, videos and web based learning material which is constantly updated.

The International Hotel School seeks to quality assure its programmes through memberships of a number of bodies, educational and professional, who have an interest in promoting high standards within the industry.


  • Hotel and Catering International Management Association  -  United Kingdom

  • Hotel Institute Montreux  -  Switzerland

  • Johnson and Wales University  -  U.S.A.

  • Blue Mountains Graduate School of International Hotel Management – Australia

  • City & Guilds, London

  • S.A. Chefs Association

  • Housekeepers Association of S.A.

  • S A A T C H I

Our Mission

To offer enthusiastic young people from all cultures and backgrounds the opportunity to enter the world of hospitality management by offereing internationally recognised academic programmes, which are constantly updated and relevant to the changing workplace.

Immerse the student in appropriate practical experience within hotels of quality and reputation.

To be recognised as innovators, producing diplomats with a service of culture and leadership ability to manage within this dynamic industry.



Five-star Campuses in
, Cape town
and Durban.

Successful Graduates in exciting establishments all over the world!




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