Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School (BMIHMS) was founded by Fritz Grubler, a Swiss hotelier; Max Player and Robert Whittingham, Australian entrepreneurs and founders of Mawland Property Group. The first school in Australia to operate the internationally recognised Swiss hotel management program. BMIHMS soon after develops an educational model in which students live and study in a simulated hotel environment.
BMIHMS granted an advanced diploma status by VETAB.
Gavin Faull, President of Swiss-Belhotel International joins the BMIHMS ownership group.
Advanced Diploma program extended to a 3-year Bachelor of Arts in International Hospitality and Tourism Management awarded by Bournemouth University, UK.
Sign a 5-year agreement with University of New England (UNE) conferring a Bachelor of Commerce (Hospitality and Tourism Management) degree as part of School’s expanding curriculum.
Launches post-graduate programs as well as a tourism management strand within the undergraduate degree.
Bilateral partnership with Suzhou Tourism Schools, China, provides Diploma course on the Suzhou campus.
English Language Program commences on campus.
School undergoes major refurbishment and extension of campus facilities, and launches new strategic partnership with University of Queensland’s School of Tourism (the only other World Tourism Organisation accredited educator in Australia).
Joins Laureate International Universities, becoming part of a global education network.
Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School receives the prestigious Gold Award for Tourism Education and Training at the New South Wales Tourism Awards.
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