ÉCOLE D’HÔTELLERIE ET DE TOURISME DU LUXEMBOURG

The École d’Hôtellerie et de Tourisme du Luxembourg (EHTL) in Diekirch is the only establishment to offer full-time Horeca courses and the only one in Luxembourg where you can study tourism. The school’s philosophy, ‘The art of educating and teaching’, focuses on the particular nature of the relationship and behavioural skills required in the hospitality industry.

Our graduates will leave with the confidence that they have acquired interpersonal skills on top of the foundations of their chosen profession. Allied to the professional skills they acquire, these personal qualities will ensure that they go on to have a successful career.

For this reason, the EHTL has implemented an educational approach that is tailored to the requirements of the job market or further studies that await the students when they leave. The teaching staff provide support to the students as they acquire knowledge and skills based on a solid professional foundation. The students are encouraged to embark on a voyage of self-discovery, set themselves goals and construct their own personal educational pathway based on their values and convictions that will lead them towards excellence – the pursuit of excellence being the central theme of the EHTL.

As part of their studies, the students also have the chance to discover the world of work and its requirements during annual (10-week) internships with Luxembourgish or international companies. The experience they gain on these placements will facilitate their transition from education to employment. Foreign placements have the additional advantage of preparing the students for the demands of professional mobility.

The modest size of our school, which has just 300 students, means we can offer them personalised and effective care. There is a real sense of school community here because our students have a timetable of lessons, work closely with their teachers, eat together and take part in competitions. The bonds formed at the EHTL tend to last beyond their time here, as shown by the popularity of the school’s alumni association throughout the last 50 years and more.

EHTL

1968
1968

Space for 120 students

Space for 120 students. This requires ongoing renovation and extensions including adding a classroom, fitting out a bakery and converting a meeting room into a classroom.

1967
1967

Space for 80 students

Space for 80 students

The hotel school sees its numbers increase rapidly throughout the 1960s. There is space for 80 students in 1967.

1954
1954

Signing of bylaws

Signing of bylaws

12 January 1954: the bylaws of the non-profit Association of Alumni of the Diekirch Hotel School are signed.

1952
1952

International H.O.R.E.C.A. Congress

International H.O.R.E.C.A. Congress

23-24 February 1952: International Congress of H.O.R.E.C.A. (International Union of National Associations of Hotel, Restaurant and Café Keepers) takes place at a wine estate in Remich. The hotel school prepares a buffet for 400 people.
26 September: the hotel school’s first diplomas are awarded by the Chamber of Commerce.
27-31 December 1952: the school’s first study trip to Paris.

1951
1951

20 students at the hotel school

20 students at the hotel school
1950
1950

7 students start at the school

7 students start at the school

On 6 March 1950, 7 students start at the school, which is located in completely renovated premises behind the parish church in Diekirch.

Uniform:
Young men: white jacket and toque
Young women: large sleeved apron

Duration of study: 3 years. The education is free, but management demands 630 Luxembourg francs for the students’ meals.

1949
1949

LTHAH

LTHAH

The Ministry of National Education sets up a hotel school in Diekirch, which became the centre of Luxembourg tourism thanks to pioneer Alexis Heck.