The Boutiquehotel Stadthalle is an individually managed 3-star hotel in Vienna’s 15th district. Owner Michaela Reitterer, who already attracted attention in the 2000s with her sustainable zero-energy balance hotel, orients her company management entirely towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Hotel guests are also actively made aware of the most important goals of the present: with charming and witty furniture in upcycling style, 17 rooms were each thematically dedicated to one of the 17 SDGs. Social sustainability, #teamlove & engagement are writ large here. For the students, we would like to offer an all-around opportunity to discover the hotel and the various tasks with us.
The Harmonie Vienna
ART.BOUTIQUE.UNIQUE. This is what The Harmonie Vienna stands for, an owner-managed Viennese top 10 boutique hotel on the Alsergrund. The hotel strives to create a place of well-being and gathering. The focus is on active hospitality, combined with high quality standards in all products and services. Sustainability and digitalisation are not just concepts, but are actively implemented in all areas of the hotel. The #HarmonieHeroes team around owner Sonja Wimmer always follows the path of improvement. As dual students, you will immerse yourself in a company that is recognised as a pioneer in the Viennese hotel industry and received the 2023 Bronze Export Award for this. In addition, it was recognised with the silver award of the ÖIT at the federal level in 2022.
Hotel König von Ungarn
It is located behind the city’s landmark, right in the middle of it all, yet still protected. In the place where Mozart resided and the nobility of the monarchy went in and out. Out into the winding streets of the city, into the hustle and bustle and home to the historic walls. One of the oldest hotels in Vienna right behind St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Characterized by treasures of the dazzling past, Viennese hospitality meets extraordinary architecture across the centuries.
We know how important it is for you to find an employer who will support you during your dual study program. We ensure that we take into account your lectures at FHWien der WKW as part of your job rotation at KvU and that you immerse yourself in the various departments of Hotel König von Ungarn during your studies.
The Hollmann Beletage is a 4* boutique hotel in the heart of Vienna. A sleek charming house with 26 rooms and suites. A modestly grand place of pleasure, where the extraordinary becomes ordinary. Here it humanizes very much! Everyone who has ever been a guest in the Beletage knows what we are talking about. The feeling you get when you enter the house. The pleasant atmosphere that surrounds you, even before you have been greeted by a member of staff. Arriving is like coming home. We are happy to welcome students who are as passionate about hosting as we are. We like to distribute focal points in our team according to interests.
Luxury, culinary pleasure and lived family tradition: Sacher, with its three hotels in Vienna, Salzburg and Seefeld, coffee houses in Vienna, Salzburg, Graz and the newly opened Caffè Sacher Trieste as well as the unique Original Sacher Torte, is one of the best-known family businesses in the world and belongs to the “Leading Hotels of the World”. In 1876, Eduard Sacher opened the first luxury house in Vienna, which over the past century and a half has evolved into the quality establishment that Sacher is today. Under the loving care of Alexandra Winkler and her brother Georg Gürtler, the Sacher Hotels today delight visitors from all over the world every day. Cultivated tradition, combined with constant, careful modernization, ensure unique Sacher moments.
Hotel am Stephansplatz
The 4-star boutique Hotel am Stephansplatz with 5-star feel-good character at one of the most exclusive addresses in Austria, the Stephansplatz and thus located in the heart of Vienna’s city center, offers our guests every conceivable comfort. The hotel has 53 spacious and modern guest rooms and suites with a wellness oasis, two conference rooms as well as the Beletage, which also houses the cozy and exclusive Cafe Giacomo Aragall with a breathtaking view of the cathedral. In our house we attach great importance to concepts such as professionalism, commitment, quality, appreciation and trust as well as personal service at the highest level. As a dual student at the Boutique Hotel am Stephanplatz, you can expect a rotation program in the operationally relevant departments of the hotel.
Since 2011, the URBANAUTS have been adapting former business premises into individual hotel rooms that guarantee city travellers a particularly authentic Vienna experience and revitalise the Grätzl district. Partner businesses, known as fellows, such as restaurants, cafés and bars make it possible to experience “The Essence of Local” at first hand.
This was followed by the URBANAUTS Flats in Linz in 2018 and the URBANAUTS Studios in Trieste (IT) and Vienna in 2023, as well as the hideauts hotels in Füssen (DE) and Monpazier (FR). Further locations in Europe and beyond are to be realised in the coming years. To this end, we are looking for exceptional, creative hospitality minds who want to rethink and redefine the world of travel with us.
tristar Austria GmbH
tristar Austria GmbH is the operator and franchisee of the world’s leading hotel groups AccorHotels, Hilton Worldwide, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) and Marriott. The company has been certified as a Great Place to Work® since October 2022. Hotels of all brands will be operated in Vienna from 2023. As dual students, you too will become triSTARS. You will get to know all brands and also have the opportunity to work at the headquarter. You will be offered varied insights into different hotel departments such as Front Office, F&B or Housekeeping. Together with the General Manager of the selected hotel and the Human Relations Team you can choose different areas you are particularly interested in and specialize in them during your work experience.
Zoku Vienna GmbH
Working for a “good company” company!
We’re not just another workplace, but a second home. We believe in working hard, but playing harder. Join an international team of driven, proactive and fun-loving Zokus who all have one thing in common: a passion for connecting people across the globe. As a Sidekick, you’ll be the connector and problem solver for our residents. Although no day looks quite the same, you can find yourself doing anything from welcoming visitors, to helping residents check in and out, and even showing off your barista and cocktail skills at our rooftop bar.
The Vienna Marriott never stands still, as we are not for nothing the liveliest living room in Vienna. We offer countless exciting events, lots of dance & music, the first sports bar in Vienna, a legendary brunch culture, Superbowl parties, and culinary variety in four different restaurants. Do you want to be part of it and keep our hotel up to date? Then apply as part of your dual studies with us and become part of the team!
The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna
With more than 100 award-winning hotels around the world, the ladies and gentlemen of The Ritz Carlton create such extraordinary experiences, the memories of which stay with guests long after their stay. As the world’s leading provider of luxury experiences, we set the standard for rare and special luxury services around the world.
JOIN OUR LADIES AND GENTLEMEN AT THE RITZ-CARLTON, VIENNA
The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna combines legendary The Ritz-Carlton service with Viennese hospitality.
Comprised of four historic palaces, this storied 5-star hotel offers an exceptional sanctuary with luxurious services and amenities.
As a dual student at The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna you can expect a rotation program focused on our Operative Departments (Rooms & F&B).
Rosewood Vienna opened in August 2022 as the brand’s fifth property in Europe. The hotel is located in a historic 19th-century building that was the former headquarters of Erste Group Bank AG, ideally situated on St. Peter’s Square. The hotel offers 99 spacious guest rooms and suites, as well as the rooftop New Highness Bar and New Highness Brasserie with a garden, serving European cuisine and drinks that appeal to both guests and locals. Rounding out the offerings is the Asaya Spa, which serves as a private retreat for relaxation away from the bustling sights and sounds of the city.
With more than 1,150 hotels and resorts in over 70 countries, Hyatt is one of the largest hotel chains in the world. With 14 different brands in luxury, lifestyle and retreat, we have the right work environment for everyone.
Park Hyatt hotels are a symbol of service and luxury. They offer impeccable guest rooms, revitalizing spas and exceptional food and wine, perfectly tailored to guests who expect nothing but the best.
Pool in former bank vault? High-class restaurant in the old cashier’s hall? Celebrations on the executive floor? Not possible? But there is! Come to Park Hyatt Vienna as a dual student and experience how we make the impossible possible.
At Meliá Hotels International, you have the power to create your future. For us, the most important thing is your talent: We share the passion that makes you put your heart into everything you do, day after day. We are by your side to help you go beyond your limits, to celebrate every victory with you. Because together, we are the stars of our own stories.
From the Meliá Vienna you have a special view of the Danube, because the hotel is located in the highest skyscraper in Austria and all rooms offer a breathtaking view of the city. Designed to sensationalize, to blur boundaries, to tempt, tease and transform.
Meliá Vienna features an all-day dining restaurant with terrace and lobby bar, an a la carte restaurant and lounge (on the 57th floor) and three private dining rooms, a bar on the 58th floor, two ballrooms and seven breakout rooms.
Schiehser Hotels was founded in 2019 and operates hotels in Vienna (Austria), Munich and Passau (Germany). With over 800 rooms, the hotel group offers a wide range of services for every target group. Together with our ~200 employees, we strive to put a smile on our guests’ faces every day. Of course, the joy of work must never be neglected. Whether it’s reception, hotel conception, human resources or breakfast service – from planning to opening, taking over and operating various hotel concepts, we offer you the opportunity to work in those areas that make your tourism heart burn.
The Hotel Bristol, an Art Déco jewel in a prime location – directly on Vienna’s Ringstraße vis-à-vis the Vienna State Opera – is part of the Luxury Collection, a selection of tradition-rich, world-famous hotels and resorts that offer unique authentic experiences and provide their guests with unforgettable memories. Each hotel authentically reflects the charm, history, culture and tradition of its location. The Bristol Hotel, for example, has been a charming meeting place for the city’s rich cultural and business life for 130 years. The 150 exclusive rooms and especially the suites overlooking the Vienna State Opera captivate with fin-de-siècle accents and genuine antiques, as do the Bristol Lounge, the “All Day Dining” restaurant, and four modernly equipped banquet rooms for various events. The Luxury Collection is one of the luxury hotel brands of Marriott International Inc.
Five privately managed four-star hotels & two culinary unique restaurants in the heart of Vienna.
Hotel management in the 4th family generation – THE flagship of the upscale 4-star category – in the heart of Vienna.
We are chic – We are more than a team. We are a family business. And a really chic one at that. That’s why each of our five hotels has 4 stars. And the two restaurants are wonderful.
But the most important thing is the people who work here. We love doing what we do. And that’s why we do it so well. That’s what our guests appreciate.
Each and every member of the Schick Hotels team has talents – we encourage them with training and education. Those who like to learn – learn from the best at Schick Hotels.
An apprenticeship at VERKEHRSBUERO HOSPITALITY is your ticket to a top professional training with a lot of variety, a high level of job security and many career opportunities after graduation. The apprenticeships with us are as different and varied as the wishes of our guests!
With the brands Austria Trend Hotels, Bassena, Radisson Blu as well as Radisson Individuals and Palais Events, VERKEHRSBUERO HOSPITALITY is part of VERKEHRSBUERO – Austria’s largest tourism group and market leader in the areas of: Hotel Industry and Leisure Tourism. We owe this to our approximately 2,000 employees, who work every day to continue the more than 100-year history of the company.
Arcotel Hotels & Resorts
ARCOTEL Hotels – Diverse opportunities! With 11 hotels in Austria and Germany in the business and city hotel sectors, we offer exciting positions for passionate team players. With international standards and top quality, around 850 employees pull together as an enthusiastic team. We are a family and a team. Every team member can contribute and develop. We are open to new ideas and solve every challenge together. As a dual student, you will have the opportunity to get to know different aspects of the hotel industry, whether in Vienna, other locations in Austria and Germany or in our head office. ARCOTEL Hotels offers you a wide range of career prospects and an inspiring working environment.
Help shape the hotel industry of the future with your dual study program!
At HR Group you have the unique opportunity to become part of a leading multi-brand hotel operating company. With over 145 hotels in 10 countries, we have our finger on the pulse and offer tailor-made hotel services. Our partnerships with renowned hotel groups such as Accor, Wyndham Hotel Group, Dorint Hotels & Resorts, Hyatt and Deutsche Hospitality open up a wide range of career opportunities for you. People who live hospitality and develop their potential work here, regardless of their position.
Hilton Hotels Austria
In the heart of Vienna, Hilton shines with three unique hotels. Each captivates with its own character, promises dynamic days and opens doors to global careers. As a member of the #HiltonFamily, inspiring challenges and mentors await you in the dual Bachelor’s program. You will immerse yourself in a wide range of company departments and shape your future in an appreciative environment. Your passion will become your success. Apply now for the dual study program and become part of our team!
Hotel Imperial Vienna is part of the Luxury Collection, one of the most exclusive 5* hotels in Vienna and one of the most famous hotels worldwide. In a historic ambience with state-of-the-art amenities, guests are offered the very highest quality of service and an incomparable experience. Built as the palace of the Prince of Württemberg, the Hotel Imperial was opened in 1873 and has been the top address for state visits and famous personalities ever since. Well-traveled, cosmopolitan and illustrious guests feel at home here, as do our Viennese regulars.
Join our team and write Viennese hotel history with us.
Harry`s Home Hotels
We, harry’s home & adler hotels, are a steadily growing family business in the 5th generation with currently a total of 15 hotels. These include the harry’s home hotels & apartments in Austria, Germany and Switzerland, which will expand strongly into new locations in the coming years, as well as the boutique hotel Schwarzer Adler and the ADLERS lifestyle hotel in Innsbruck. It is also home to the HelpOffice, which houses management, the company’s administrative departments (Accounting & Controlling, Human Resources, Marketing, Revenue, Purchasing & Facility) and the Reservations Department. These support the hotels centrally in their day-to-day operations.
Andaz Vienna Am Belvedere
At Andaz Vienna Am Belvedere you have the opportunity to develop your creativity in various departments and work with us to create unforgettable moments for our guests.
Become part of something special! As Andaz Vienna, we stand for modern art and design, offer a unique hospitality experience and take our guests and employees into the fascinating history of Vienna. Our luxury lifestyle hotel of the Hyatt Group has 303 individual rooms, the Eugen21 Restaurant, the Cyclist Café & Bistro, the Aurora Rooftop Bar and an impressive 2200 m² event area – a wide range of departments waiting to be discovered by you. #thestageisyours
As one of the best-known brands in the world, McDonald’s is the industry leader in system catering in Austria. As a dual student you are part of our diverse team with flat hierarchies. You can expect practical training in one of our restaurants. Afterwards, you will rotate through various departments at McDonald’s Austria headquarters, south of Vienna, where you will gain insight into how we develop ideas, strategy and products and actively support us.
Eurest Restaurationsbetriebsgesellschaft. m.b.H.
As a subsidiary of one of the world’s largest catering providers, Compass Group PLC, Eurest Restaurationsbetriebsgesellschaft m. b. H. combines our many years of experience on the Austrian market with international know-how. That is why more than 95 companies, institutions and facilities already rely on our individual solutions in the areas of company catering, facility management as well as event catering. As a dual student at Eurest Restaurationsbetriebsgesellschaft m. b. H., you will have the opportunity to get to know several of the companies we manage as well as our headquarters.
Congresses & Events
Austria Center Vienna (ACV)
IAKW-AG manages the Vienna International Centre (VIC) and operates the Austria Center Vienna, Austria’s largest congress center. With 5 halls, 19 auditoriums, 180 ancillary rooms, 26,000 m² of exhibition space and a capacity of 22,800 people, we are one of the top players in the international congress and event sector. In the Event Management team, you will support our project management in planning, organizing and implementing a wide variety of events. You will be responsible for the design of the rooms, the provision of state-of-the-art technology and the smooth running of the event in accordance with the highest safety standards. Together we take care of everything so that our customers’ events are a complete success.
Mondial GmbH & Co KG – Mondial Congress
Every congress has its own personality – so do we. In our head office in Vienna, 40 congress experts accompany the entire process of congress organization – from the congress application to the complete carefree package.
As the Austrian market leader in congress management, Mondial can look back on more than 50 years of successful presence in the industry, during which more than 2,000 conferences and congresses with up to 29,000 participants have been organized.
Our core competence are vocational training events of all kinds. No matter if digital, hybrid or in presence. Everything has already been done. Often – and apparently quite well. 90% long-term regular customers with 40+ events/congresses every year speak a clear language.
seminargo.com is the specialist for conferences, congresses and events. On the market since 2001 (formerly symposionline), we are the clear number 1 when it comes to finding the right seminar hotel, with 18,400 events booked annually via the seminargo media.
Organizing a professional seminar is an extensive task. That is exactly why we are happy to support our customers in organizing the hotel. Due to our high level of specialization – with us everything revolves around seminar hotels and locations – we have know-how that is unparalleled in the German-speaking world. Our customers use our knowledge and the experience of thousands of bookings to find the ideal venue.
Wiener Medizinische Akademie
For more than 100 years the Wiener Medizinische Akademie has been supporting medical associations with a lot of know-how and experience in the field of association management and the organization of scientific events in Austria and Europe.
Our non-profit background makes us an ideal partner for scientific associations and non-profit organizers.
WMA offers its clients all services within the scope of professional management of medical associations:
- more than 40 national and international professional societies with a total of more than 15,000 members place their trust in us
- our staff organizes more than 30 events per year in Austria and Europe with a total of more than 15,000 participants.
Austrian Airlines is Austria’s largest airline. With more than 5,500 employees from over 60 nations, we pursue a common goal – to provide our passengers with an unforgettable travel experience.
Are you a committed personality who wants to actively shape our future? – Then you are exactly right with us as a dual student! During the four semesters, you will learn the essentials in numerous practical assignments, projects and training courses, so that you can join Austrian directly after your studies. Take a look behind the scenes of various departments – for example, get to know the processes of network and revenue management or accompany the creation of a new marketing campaign of our airline. During the course of the program, you will have the opportunity to decide which areas you would like to delve deeper into and where you would like to develop further.
REWE Austria Touristik GmbH and DERTOUR Austria GmbH
DERTOUR Austria and REWE Austria Touristik are two of the leading domestic tourism companies and serve hundreds of thousands of travelers every year.
We are part of the German DER Touristik Group, which is active in 16 European countries with over 130 companies and belongs to the REWE Group, which also operates internationally. This umbrella unites more than 50 tour operators and specialists, 5 hotel brands, 29 destination agencies, as well as travel agency and online sales.
Working in our group is characterized by intensive cooperation, an open, appreciative corporate culture and a strong, international network. As a dual student, you will also become a part of this and get to know all the important areas of our company.
TUI Austria Holding GmbH
The TUI Group is active in around 180 destinations around the world and offers services to 30 million customers. The umbrella of the group encompasses the entire tourism value chain. This includes leading international tour operator brands, 1,800 travel agencies in Europe, six European airlines, over 300 of its own hotels and resorts with premium brands such as RIU and Robinson, and cruise ships ranging from the MS Europa and the MS Europa 2 in the luxury class to the “Mein Schiff” fleet of TUI Cruises. As a dual student at TUI Austria Holding, you can expect a rotation program in business travel, at the tour operator as well as in the travel agency.
Columbus Reisen GmbH & Co KG.
Become part of the COLUMBUS family and benefit from the strength and security of one of the largest and most experienced private tourism companies in Austria!
Since the foundation of our family business in 1932, we have been continuously expanding our business areas and fields of activity. With the core areas of travel agencies, business travel, incentive, congress and event management, incoming as well as our own tour operator, we cover the complete tourism service spectrum.
Flat hierarchies create a family atmosphere. Interdepartmental and interbranch collegiality is always at the center of attention.
With COLUMBUS, you have a practical partner at your side who will provide you with comprehensive training in the course of the rotation program through all core areas.
Raiffeisen Reisebüro Ges.m.b.H.
Raiffeisen Reisebüro Ges.m.b.H. has been in existence since 1969 and is successfully involved in the Austrian travel market as a travel agent and tour operator. With the brands Geo Reisen, Austrian Cruise Center, my-ticket.store and Best4Travel, the company offers a wide range of products. In your practical experience you will get to know different areas in our companies.
VERKEHRSBUERO is Austria’s leading tourism group with the operational divisions VERKEHRSBUERO TRAVEL and VERKEHRSBUERO HOSPITALITY as well as the HOLDING division, which is available as an internal partner for management and services with teams of experts. As diverse as these areas are, so are your career opportunities.
The varied training at VERKEHRSBUERO guarantees you the highest level of job security and excellent career opportunities after you graduate.
With its TRAVEL division, VERKEHRSBUERO is the market leader in the leisure travel sector with currently 76 travel agencies throughout Austria, including 74 Ruefa travel agencies, 1 Eurotours travel agency and 1 Intertravel office. The offers range from classic beach trips to high-quality long-distance, study and ship trips and can, of course, also be booked online and digitally. In the tour operator sector, Eurotours International has established a leading position as a full-range provider in multi-channel distribution in the DACH region and neighboring countries, and is also the largest provider of direct sales tours. The colleagues in the VERKEHRSBUERO TRAVEL division also demonstrate their expertise and many years of experience in the organization of group and incentive travel, events and conventions (Austropa Interconvention). The colleagues of the DDSG Blue Danube provide special moments with their ships on trips through the Wachau and along the Vienna Danube Canal.
Since 1995, GTA Touristik has been able to build up extensive expertise in the field of river cruises and group tours as an owner-managed travel company. Today, we are the largest river cruise operator in Austria and a permanent fixture in the round trip segment.
Student activities include booking processing and customer service, as well as classic tour operator activities, such as communication with local agencies and planning travel experiences. There is also the opportunity to gain experience in marketing and sales. Working at GTA Touristik allows you to immerse yourself in various areas of the tourism value chain and acquire comprehensive knowledge.
RAD + REISEN GmbH
RAD + REISEN GmbH has been operating as an organizer of organized bicycle tours throughout Europe since 1989. Freely following the motto “We get your vacation going”, we offer sustainable pleasure bike tours on the continent’s best-known long-distance bike routes for the best-agers segment. With our product of combined bike-cruises, we were the pioneers on the Danube and are now the market leader here. As a dual student, you will get to know all areas of our company – from the customer advisory front office to product development and logistics in the back office.
Vienna Tourist Board
One of the main tasks of the Vienna Tourist Board is to represent the tourist interests of the city and to promote Vienna as a destination worldwide. To this end, WienTourismus works closely with tour operators in destination marketing, maintains contacts with leading international media, supports the conference industry in planning and preparing meetings or incentives in Vienna, and offers information and hotel booking services to the international travel public. In addition, WienTourismus is also involved in destination management in order to further develop the city together with stakeholders for the benefit of guests and residents alike.
Do you want to become one of our practice partners?
You are a tourism company and interested in becoming a practice partner of the dual study program? Please contact Peter Klinger, Academic Expert & Lecturer Hospitality Management & Professional Practice: Tel.: +43 690 40 476 143, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Further information about the dual Bachelor’s program in Tourism & Hospitality Management can be found here! Furthermore, we have summarized some important questions and answers for you below:
Within the dual study program there is an interlocking of learning locations:
- Academic learning location (FHWien der WKW)
- Practical learning location (company practice partner)
Starting in the 2nd year of study, students are employed by a practice partner for 2.5 days in order to gain the professional practice relevant to this study program. In the first year of study (1st and 2nd semesters), no professional practice takes place yet and is therefore to be understood as the theoretical foundation of the dual study program.
The practical phases take place in semesters 3-6 and comprise 12 ECTS each. This corresponds to 300 hours of work per semester or 20 hours per semester week (a total of 17-18 weeks per semester; according to the university’s academic calendar).
- Existing apprentice trainer examination by an employee in the company
- Willingness to play an active role in professional training
- Cooperation agreement between university and company
- Assurance of the defined acquisition of competencies by students
- Provision of a contact person/mentor for the student in the company, including regular feedback meetings (at least once per semester is recommended).
In the 1st semester, students receive an application training and an introduction to our practice partners. Our partner companies cover the entire spectrum of the tourism industry. Our practical partners include hotel companies, tour operators and travel agencies, congress companies and mobility companies. You can find an overview of our practical companies here.
In the 2nd semester, the application phase begins, in which the students contact the desired companies directly. Matching with the practical companies then takes place during the 2nd semester, before the practical phases start in the 3rd semester.
The following contractual regulations apply:
- Practice company and FHWien der WKW: Cooperation agreement
- Practice company and students: Work contract
- Students and FHWien der WKW: Learning agreement
- Active role in professional training
- Staff loyalty for the entire duration of the studies and beyond
- Access to academically and professionally well-trained employees