A renowned hotel management institute in Chandigarh, HPE Institute has won honours for excellence from CSR and the National Education Excellence Award, including the title of "Top Hotel Management Institute of the Year 2016."The first planned garden city in north India before to independence, Chandigarh also holds the distinction of being a smoke-free zone. The name was borrowed from the well-known temple "Chandi Mandir" and it was created by renowned architect Le Corbusier. Chandigarh receives a significant number of visitors due to its status as the capital of both Punjab and Haryana as well as its closeness to Himachal Pradesh, the most popular tourist destination in India. It is also being developed as an IT hub as well. About 120 hotels, including 45 in the star category and belonging to the top hotel chains Taj, Lalit, Hyatt, Piccadilly, Best Weston, Ramada, etc., can be found in Chandigarh. The city is currently experiencing a skilled labour shortage as the demand for professional labour in the hotel industry grows yearly.
HPE has stepped in as a leading education institute offering Hospitality Management Courses ranging from a length of one-year certificate to three years degree programme in hotel management in order to fill the gap between demand & supply of qualified hospitality graduates. CSR has consistently named HPE, Chandigarh, as India's Top Hotel Management Institute for the past six years. The institution is well-known throughout all of Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, and Haryana. It has also emerged as the students' preferred hotel management institute in Mandi, Patiala, Panchkula, Ambala, Fatehgarh Sahib, Nawanshahr, Shimla, and other Himachal Pradesh and Punjab cities.