1981 : Vatel is founded in France
In 1981, the first Vatel School opened in Paris. Convinced of the necessity of internationally targeted education in Hospitality and Tourism Management, Alain Sebban nonetheless decided to begin by consolidating the Group in France. For the first ten years, he established the Vatel model in France: Campuses opened in Lyon in 1984, in Nimes in 1989 and then in Bordeaux in 1994.
2000 : expansion of the Vatel model
Now all the factors supporting international development have come together: Vatel’s teaching concept, founded on the tried and tested mixture of theoretical courses and professional experience, is complete and sustainable; Vatel’s know-how, applied for the past 20 years can be transferred; last but not least, the hospitality industry confirms its international outreach and is booming. Alain Sebban thus decides to duplicate the Vatel School model throughout the world.
2017 : Vatel has 41 Campuses on four continents
Fifteen years later, Vatel Group has 41 campuses in the world. Spread over four continents, they make up a unified and global network of higher education specialized in international hotel management. Today Vatel Group is the 1st Worldwide Business School Group in Hospitality and Tourism Management.
The Vatel Nimes Hotel has been completely revamped, after a three-year renovation period. The Vatel in Nimes application structure, this four-star hotel is a unique training venue, where students work with real clients every day.Learn more
Entering an MBA program after a preparatory year at Vatel, Marie Loyon is specializing in luxury goods management. Her ambition after graduating is to combine luxury and human resources to offer the very best of services.Learn more
Vatel Group is proud to support the 14th edition of the Lyon Contemporary Art Biennial. The occasion to remember that both the hospitality industry and the artistic world are venues of emotions, sharing and cultural exchanges.Learn more