About Ostelea
about ostelea




Ostelea is an initiative that forms part of Grupo Planeta, Spain’s leading publishing group, which offers a broad range of products and services in the field of culture, education, information and entertainment. Since it was founded in 1949, the Group has combined its solid business experience with a great capacity for innovation and a clearly multinational vocation.

It is currently the top publishing group in Spain and Latin America, the second in France and among the leaders in the field of publishing across Europe. The Group boasts more than 100 publishing brands and a catalogue of over 15,000 authors.



Moreover, it is one of the largest media groups in Spain, with its activities in the fields of TV  (Antena 3, laSexta, Neox, Nova, Nitro, laSexta3, Xplora and GOL TV), printed press (La Razón), radio (Onda Cero and Europa FM) and audiovisual productions (Antena 3 Films and DeAPlaneta).



The Group is a key player in the education sector through its Planeta Formation y Universidades division (Education and Universities), focusing on training oriented towards modern professional profiles, on an in-person, remote or hybrid basis, through the following brands:



about ostelea




Our students are at the heart of our activity and we enable them to acquire applicable and practical knowledge, thanks to our faculty of lecturers who combine their teaching activity with their positions of responsibility in leading companies in the tourism sector.

Ostelea’s faculty consists of a highly qualified and renowned team of university lecturers, professionals and professors who ensure that the objectives set for each programme are met. Around 81% of our faculty members combine their teaching duties with their professional activities, 19% of our lecturers are international and 23% have a PhD.




Pau Pitarch

 Director of the University Master in Hotel and Restaurant Company Management

University Diploma in Tourism from the Universitat de Barcelona. Postgraduate degree in Tourism Management from ESADE. Partner and consultant at PAX# Genuine Tourism Advisors.



 Jordi Ventura

 Director of the University Master in International Tourism Management 

University Diplomas in Business Sciences, Tourism Company and Activity Management and Tourism. Postgraduate Degree in Tourism Management.



Ignacio Almirall

 Director of the Master in Events Organization, Protocol and Business Tourism (MICE)

Director of the communication agency D.COMM. Technical Diploma in Communication and Public Relations from the Universitat de Barcelona. Certificate in Public Relations from New York University.



Claudio Milano 

Director of the Master in Sustainable Tourism Destinations and Regional Tourism Planning

PhD in Social and Cultural Anthropology from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and a Master in Social and Cultural Anthropology (Cultural Differences and Transnational Processes) from the same institution. Bachelor Degree in Tourism from the Faculty of Economics of the Universitá degli Studi di Nápoli Federico II.




 ​ Roberto Torregrosa

Director of the MBA in Hospitality & Tourism Management

Roberto has an MBA from EAE Business School and a Bachelor Degree in Tourism from CETT- Universitat de Barcelona. He is currently the General Director of Guitart Hotels and President of the APTC (Catalan Association of Tourism Professionals).




 Ángel Hervás

Director of the Master in Hotel and Restaurant Company Management

University Diploma in Business Sciences from the Universitat de Barcelona, majoring in International Trade, taking part in the Erasmus Program at the Faculteit Hoger Economisch Onderwijs at HZ University (Vlissingen, the Netherlands).




 Carlos Creuheras

 Director of the Online Master in Events Organization, Protocol and Business Tourism (MICE)

Director of the External Relations Department at Grupo Planeta. In this position, he is responsible for Institutional Relations and the organization of the Group’s corporate events, literary awards, participation in trade fairs and many other events.






 Arturo Cuenllas

Director of the University Master in Hotel and Restaurant Company Management

Executive Master en Tourism Company Management (IE Business
School). Executive Development Program at IESE Business School and Bachelor Degree in Hotel Management from the Glion Institute of Higher Education, Switzerland. Founder of Conscious Hospitality.



 David Mora

Director of the Master International Tourism Management 

Consultant, trainer and speaker in the field of tourism and hospitality. David has built his career entirely within the tourism sector. After completing his studies in tourism at the Universidad de Deusto, he took the European Master in Tourism Management at Bournemouth University.


 María Nuño de la Rosa

Director of the Master in Events Organization, Protocol and Business Tourism 

Master in International External Relations and Protocol
from the Universidad Camilo José Cela. Bachelor Degree in Translation and Interpretation from the Universidad de Granada.



 Héctor Coronel

Director of the MBA in Hospitality and Tourism Management

Director of Marketing and Sales at the hotels Meliá Madrid Princesa 5* and Meliá Galgos 4*. He studied Tourism Company Management at the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos and has extensive training in revenue, quality and commercial management. 



 María Salvador

Director of the Master in Events Organization, Protocol and Business Tourism (Part Time)

Founder and Director of the communication and events organization agency The Com Agency. Specialist in halal markets.

Bachelor Degree in Information Sciences from CEU Cardenal Herrera de Valencia







Ostelea boasts three highly prestigious academic partners. As a result, students who successfully complete their program at the School obtain a triple qualification: one from Ostelea, School of Tourism & Hospitality, another from EAE Business School, and a final one from Universitat de Lleida, in the case of students at the Barcelona Campus, or from the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, in the case of students at the Madrid Campus.




Founded in 1958, EAE Business School is an international higher education institution specializing in management. Over the course of its 60-year history, more than 73,000 executives and professionals from over 100 countries on all five continents have placed their trust in EAE. EAE has 4 campuses, including the buildings in Madrid (Príncipe de Vergara 155 and Joaquín Costa 41) and Barcelona (Aragó 55 and Tarragona 110).

EAE’s key mission in training professionals and leaders of national and international companies with programs and masters characterized by a large dose of practical, studentoriented contents.

The high standards of quality that we implement at EAE Business School have earned us accolades in the most prestigious national and international rankings. EAE is a member of the most highly-respected national and international rankings organizations, such as the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), EFMD, (European Foundation for Management Development), CLADEA (Latin American Council of Administration Schools), EBEN (European Business Ethics Network) and EMBAC (Executive MBA Council).




At the Barcelona Campus, Ostelea is an affiliated centre of the Universitat de Lleida.

The UdL combines a long and productive university tradition with a young, dynamic structure to achieve excellence in its tuition and high-quality research with the latest methods. The university is ranked 1st in Spain for research excellence in agriculture and biological sciences (FECYT 2016) and is the second most influential university in the world in the field of Food Science and Technology (Thomson Reuters 2015). It is also ranked as the 4th leading university in Spain in terms of tuition and 7th in research (ISSUE 2016).




At the Madrid Campus, Ostelea is an academic partner of the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos.

Founded in 1996, the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos offers its students high-quality tuition with an excellent and extensive range of programs, contributing to cutting-edge advances in knowledge and producing internationally renowned scientific research. It ranks among the best 330 European universities and holds 212th place at a global level in the Greenmetric league table. It also ranks as the 26th best Spanish university according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) and 16th in the ‘50 Degrees’ league table.






Ostelea has partnership agreements in place with leading university and tourism colleges at both a national and international level, running programs on Tourism & Hospitality.

The aim of the international network of partners is to promote the development, research, knowledge integration and mobility of our students and lecturers.







Ostelea is committed to building relations and partnerships between the School and leading institutions in the tourism sector with the aim of jointly strengthening the knowledge in the different fields and specialist areas in this growing industry.

At Ostelea, we work continuously to create new alliances with the aim of our various stakeholders opportunities of interest to them: organizing joint events, conferences on specific topics, specialist research, networking platforms and much more.



Ostelea is a member and partner of:



An institution of the United Nations responsible for promoting responsible, sustainable tourism that is accessible for all.





Signatory member of the Global Compact Network in Spain, a United Nations initiative that promotes the implementation of 10 universally accepted principles that enhance corporate social responsibility (CSR).




ITH (Instituto Tecnológico Hotelero)

The mission of this innovation centre, affiliated to the CEHAT (Spanish Confederation of Hotels and Tourism Accommodation) is to promote the use of new technologies and management systems that enhance the competitiveness, profitability, quality, efficiency and sustainability of companies related to the hotel and tourism industry.





AEPT (Spanish Association of Tourism Professionals)

National entity that brings together professionals in the tourism sector.

AEDH (Spanish Association of Hotel Directors)

The association brings together more than two thousand hotel managers from all over Spain. AEDH works to drive forward and promote initiatives that incentivize innovation, qualification and reappraisal of the tourism sector.







ATLAS (Association for Tourism and Leisure Education and Research)

International association that runs transnational education initiatives in the fields of tourism and leisure.


AFE (Association of Spanish Trade Fairs)

Private, non-profit, state-approved organization that operates across Spain to represent, coordinate, protect and promote the trade fair activities of its members.




A consortium focused on promoting the city of Barcelona in terms of all of its aspects. Barcelona Turisme plays a key role in promoting the city as a destination for business and gastronomic tourism, among other types.




The ACPT is an institution that is currently growing steadily. It aims to become a platform for professionals in the tourism sector in Catalonia with a dual role. It is a reception point for ideas for growth in the sector and a mouthpiece for expressing concerns to institutions and tourism companies.


Our official programs are accredited by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport. Ostelea runs official university Master programs adapted to the EHEA.








Ostelea is a young school which, despite its short history, provides high-quality tuition, capitalizing on the knowledge and expertise of its academic partners and the other brands in the great education group of which it forms part, Planeta Formación y Universidades. This has enabled the School to enter national and international rankings, achieving very promising classifications.





The Eduniversal Best Masters & MBA Ranking is the only platform that evaluates individual masters from all over the world in 30 fields of study. Evaluating more than 12,000 postgraduate programs each year, using a global survey of 5,000 international recruiters, 800,000 students and 10,000 representatives of 1,000 academic institutions in 154 countries to determine the end results.


  • International Master in Tourism Management  (Full Time -Barcelona): Ranked among the 20 best in the world for the 3rd year in a row, classifying in 4th place in Spain and 2nd in Catalonia.

  • Master in Event Organization, Protocol and Business Tourism (MICE, Full Time - Barcelona): Ranked as the best in Spain and among the top ten in the world in the Event and Leisure Management category. 




The El Mundo league table ranks the top 250 national programs, chosen from more than a thousand options.

The ranking considers 50 specialist areas and the five best institutions that run programs, based on a thorough study. The league table takes into account an analysis of 25 criteria, the opinion of 800 lecturers and experts, former students and partner companies.

  • International Master in Tourism Management Full Time Barcelona): Ranked as the fourth best program in the country and the best in Barcelona for the second year in a row. 

  • Master in Events Organization, Protocol and Business Tourisms (MICE) Full Time (Barcelona): Chosen as the 2nd best program in the country and the best in the city of Barcelona.