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EHL Master Experience Day


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Prepare for an in-depth look at the world of hospitality education and careers. Participate in a wide range of extensive learning activities while establishing valuable connections with accomplished EHL experts and esteemed alumni. You will have the opportunity to gain exclusive insights from the accomplished General Manager within the refined atmosphere of the Kempinski Palace Engelberg.

Spend the overnight and explore the Culinarium Alpinum, the leading international centre of excellence for regional cuisine in the alpine region. With its products and services, it supports research, education and innovation in relation to the diversity of edible resources and tourism in the alpine region.

Discover the complexities of global market strategies with an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of Engelberg Titlis Cableways, which will reveal the nuances of their international approach. Join us for a day of invaluable insights, networking opportunities, and the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the hospitality industry.


To be a part of this immersive Experience Day, your first step is to join us for our Open Day.


Key facts


2 days



EHL Hospitality Business School, Campus Lausanne / Hotel Kempinski Palace Engelberg


Recruitment & Networking Event


Event Date 
March 16-17, 2024  


Why assist at this event?


Networking Opportunities

Make connections with other EHL master's students and engage with industry executives such as General Manager Andreas Magnus and Peter Durrer. Create enduring connections that will advance your hospitality sector career.


Field Trip Excellence

Get a thorough understanding of the hotel sector and observe daily activities. This is but one illustration of the amazing field trip experiences you will have while enrolled in our master's program.


Enhance Your Master's Journey

Taking part in events like this enriches your academic journey by providing practical insights. Engage with industry professionals, advance your industry knowledge, and set yourself apart in your field.

Event Program


DAY 2 Culinarium alpium - Hotel Kempinski Palace

Enjoy the Open Day activities before embarking on a journey from EHL Lausanne Campus to Culinarium Alpinum in Stans. Connect with seasoned professionals, delve into insightful conversations with high level hospitality professionals and establish lasting connections with your future peers.



Saturday, 16 March:

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Sunday 17 March:

  • 08h00 – Breakfast at Culinarium Alpinum Stans
  • 08h30 – Meet General Manager Peter Durrer and visit the former Capuchin monastery
  • 10h00 – Hotel Kempinski Palace Engelberg - Welcome coffee and snacks, site inspection
  • 11h00 – Hospitality & leadership discussion with Andreas Magnus in Beethoven, General Manager
  • 11h45 – Standing lunch at Kempinski Palace Engelberg
  • 12h45 – Explore Titlis Cableways and enjoy the exclusive behind the scene visit
  • 16h30 – Ride down  and departure to Lausanne         
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Who will you meet

Andreas Magnus

General Manager of kempinski Palace Engelberg

Andreas Magnus, a seasoned hotelier with extensive global experience, has traveled from Bangkok to the tranquil Swiss Alps. Andreas, a Norwegian native, studied Hotel Management at the César Ritz Hotel School and received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Northwood University at the Hotel Institute of Montreux. Andreas joined Kempinski Hotels in 2011 and has worked in a variety of international locations, including Dubai and Beijing, demonstrating his industry knowledge. In a significant homecoming, he returned to Switzerland as General Manager of Kempinski Palace Engelberg and Frutt Mountain Resort.Andreas Magnus has over a decade of experience, is multilingual, and is dedicated to providing exceptional guest experiences. His return to Switzerland represents a deep love for the industry and a commitment to it.

Urs Egli

Chief Marketing Officer at Titlis Cableways

Urs Egli is the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) at TITLIS Cableways, overseeing marketing, branding, communication, and customer care. With over two decades in sports and travel, he's passionate about creating memorable experiences. A proud alumnus of Maastricht School of Management with an MBA, Egli also holds a master's degree in sports studies from ETH Zurich. His career includes leadership roles at TITLIS ROTAIR Cableways, Swiss Advance AG, KJUS | Worldwide, OAKLEY, VAUDE, and MAMMUT. His strategic and creative approach has led to award-winning campaigns, fostering growth and customer loyalty.

Peter Durrer

General Manager of Culinarium Alpinum

Residing in Horw, Switzerland, Peter Durrer is an esteemed professional in the hospitality sector. Currently serving as the General Manager for Opening and Host at Culinarium Alpinum since 2020, Peter has played a pivotal role in shaping the operational and educational facets of the establishment. His extensive career includes a notable stint as Director at Hotel Palace Luzern, where he led the renovation of a 5-star superior hotel and orchestrated successful collaborations within the industry. With a profound understanding of gastronomy and education, Peter's expertise shines through in his strategic contributions. Peter Durrer epitomizes professionalism and innovation in the dynamic realm of hospitality.

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Andreas Magnus


Urs Egli

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Peter Durrer

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This event is for

Students: The event is designed for students pursuing a degree or a career in hospitality and hotel management to provide them with valuable industry insights. To be a part of this immersive Experience Day, your first step is to join us for our Open Day.

Event Pricing

  • 100 CHF (Public price)
  • 80 CHF (Alumni / EHL Student and future graduate 2024)