Newsletter #8

In June we celebrated the end of our first school year at The Sumba Hospitality Foundation.  We said goodbye and good luck to our first ever body of students before sending them on their way to begin their internships at 5 star hotels and restaurants across Sumba and Bali.  Eight of our students were lucky […]

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Newsletter #7

Over the last four months, all of our students were presented with a fantastic opportunity, an opportunity that allowed them to take the skills that they had acquired at our school and put them into practice in a 5 star, luxury resort.  Nihiwatu’s unique and wild location, situated in East Sumba, ensures it stands out from […]

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Newsletter #6

April showered The Sumba Hospitality Foundation with precious gifts, 800 gifts to be precise! Earlier this month, our school came alive as 800 eager, Sumbanese students flooded our campus, all with the goal of confirming a place at our school for the next academic year, starting in July 2017.  It was a very busy week; […]

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Newsletter #5

We are feeling mixed emotions as we enter our last term at The Sumba Hospitality Foundation; we are so sad to see our first body of students leave, yet also so proud of what they have achieved during our first year as a school.  There are only two months of classes left and the students […]

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Newsletter #4

  On Monday the 20th of February we took a very excited student body to Kodi for the annual Sumbanese tradition -The Pasola.  The event consisted of an outdoor arena outlined by hundreds of local people who had gathered to watch the competition unfold. Two teams of local men sat astride beautifully dressed horses that […]

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Newsletter #3

  Recently we had the General Manager of Bambu Indah, Mrs. Diane Lion Giustiniani, as a guest at our school. Bambu Indah is a boutique hotel located in Ubud, Bali. She came from Bali to meet our students and she told them how she and her team providing a very personalised service for their guests. […]

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Newsletter #2

  November was another busy month for the foundation! The Sumba Hotel School welcomed many guests, giving the opportunity for every student to practice and apply their skills.  At one point all five guest houses were occupied, the busiest the students have been since opening of the Hotel last month. One of the guests we […]

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Newsletter #1

  October was a busy month for the Sumba Hotel School!  We celebrated the official opening of the Hotel and Restaurant, as well as welcomed our first guest on October 7th.  While nervous to welcome their first guest, students from all departments did their best to provide 5-star service.  Front Office students welcomed the guest […]

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The Grand Opening

July 29, 2016 The Sumba Hospitality Foundation is thankful for everyone who participated in our very successful Grand Opening.  During The Grand Opening we were very lucky to host the Bupati of Sumba Barat Daya together with many international guests. The students had the chance to perform some traditional dances and their original songs in front […]

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