Villars Palace Academy

Villars Palace Academy is the very first Edu-Resort in the Swiss Alps, bringing together hospitality and learning experiences to best equip future leaders.

As a Swiss hospitality and leadership school, we deliver a broad Vocational Education and Training (VET) program, licensed by EHL, which offers students the unique opportunity to apply what they learn in theory classes through real-life working experiences.

Skilling up within our state-of-the-art Edu-resort, our students effectively reach their professional dreams by learning about Hotel Administration and gaining a hands-on, global experience, while training with our experts in various departments, from front office and rooms division to housekeeping and food & beverage, to name but a few.


Hospitality Industry

The Swiss hotel industry experienced a sharp rebound after COVID-19. The industry recorded 14.6 million overnight stays. This represents a 54% increase in demand in all tourist regions.



Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland


VET by EHL Programs

Hotel Professional Diploma


“Our pioneering edu-resort marks Switzerland's first venture of its kind. Designed to offer young students an immersive training experience in the world of hospitality where they have direct interactions with clients and gain invaluable insights from within.”

Céline Gelli, Director of Admission & Marketing


Villars Alpine Resort: Where innovative hospitality, education and sustainability meet

Within a single property, one can find three hotels of different categories, a vocational hospitality school (VET by EHL), a sports center, a wellness center, and a cultural center.

From Palace to Lodge, at the VAR, we aspire to challenge traditional hospitality by taking our guests on a meaningful journey where they can experience the hospitality of tomorrow and be actors of change.