Inside Out programme tonight.
Reporter Shaun Peel spent several days at the four-star property this summer filming staff and students, who are working towards a fast track, two-year degree in hospitality management from the University of Essex.
The first students joined the school in June 2012 and were involved in the official launch of the £10m hotel a few months later.
The Edge Hotel School is a partnership between the University of Essex, its academic partner Kaplan, and the Edge Foundation.
•Damir Terzic has just been appointed as interim general manager of Wivenhoe House, taking over from the inaugural general manager, Stephen Mannock, who has left the hotel following his appointment as general manager of the King's Head hotel in Cirencester.