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Les Roches Marbella International School of Hotel Management

Les Roches Marbella International School of Hotel Management

Over 15 years delivering world class Hospitality Management Education on The Costa del Sol.

The hotel and tourist industry not only is the major provider of employment on an Iinternational scale but it also accounts for excellent growth prospects worldwide. The wide spectrum of work opportunities includes hotel and restaurants as well as many other sectors such as travel agencies, transport, health, theme parks, cruise liners, catering, entertainment and casinos just to mention a few.

Les Roches Marbella, International School of Hotel in Spain is committed to providing students with the highest quality education for their personal, intellectual and professional development, allowing them to succeed in management careers even in today’s dynamic world of international hospitality and business.

It is a private Spanish Institution providing co-education in the fields of Hotel Management, Hospitality Management and Golf, offering up to four years undergraduate programs and post graduate programs delivered in English. These include: Swiss Hotel Association Hotel Management Diploma (3 years), Bachelor in Business Administration Hospitality (4 Years), Post Graduate Diploma in Hospitality Management (1 Year) and Post Diploma in Golf Management (1 Year).

Each semester, many international hotel chains and independent companies recognize the value of graduates from Les Roches and they visit the campus to present their companies and then interview students. During the first semester 2010, the following hotel chains and hospitality establishments are visiting the School to interview students: D&D London, Rafael Hoteles, Oasis Hotels & Resorts, The Landmark London - Hotel Arts Barcelona – Ritz Carlton, Hotel Villapadierna – Ritz Carlton, Penha Longa – Lisbon - Ritz Carlton, Rezidor Hotel Group, Vincci Hoteles, Marriott Brussels, Me Madrid / Barcelona – SOL MELIÁ, Mandarin Oriental Barcelona, W Barcelona, Hospes Hotels & Momentos, Accor, Hotel Cascais Mirage – Lisbon, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, and Kempinski Hotels & Resorts amongst others.

Located in the heart of Spain’s Costa del Sol, just a few minutes’ drive from the famous Puerto Banús, Les Rroches Marbella offers to its international student body a safe, yet young and dynamic educational environment, perfect for students to flourish academically, culturally, and socially.

This is a truly multicultural campus with students from over 49 countries: Spain, Portugal, Russia, Sweden, Germany, Morocco, France, United Kingdom, Mexico, United States, Italy, Estonia, Brazil, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Belgium, Canada, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Switzerland, China, El Salvador, Greece, Romania, Slovenia, Ukraine, Algeria, Argentina, Austria, Azerbaijan, Chile, Croatia, Ecuador, Finland, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Mauritius, Pakistan, Syria and Venezuela. Les Roches Marbella emphasizes the advantage of small classes in order to maximize interaction between the students and the faculty. The average class is around 25 to 30.

It may be worth mentioning that today Les Roches Marbella has international branch campuses in Switzerland, Spain, China, USA, and Australia. Students can benefit from the Les Rroches International Transfer Program and complete their studies at any of the aforementioned campuses.

Les Roches Iinternational School of Hotel Management was created in Switzerland in 1954 and Marbella followed in 1995. Les Roches Marbella was the first school outside Switzerland to be affiliated to the Swiss Hotel Association (SHA), the body that protects the standards and reputation of the Swiss hotel industry. This alliance ensures that our curriculum answers to industry requirements. In Addition, the School is institutionally accredited by the New England Associations of Schools and Colleges, Inc.


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Les Roches Marbella is the only international school of hotel management in Spain that is recognized by NEASC (USA). The School was also awarded Quality Certification in Management Systems UNE/EN/ISO 9001:2008 and Environmental Certification in Systems UNE/EN/ISO 14001:2004 by the European Quality Assurance (EQA) for complying with strict international quality and environmental standards. EQA is an international certification body accredited by the Entidad Nacional de Accreditation (ENAC) and the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS).

Internships are part of all the programs and play an important role in all undergraduate and postgraduate level studies. This valuable experience enables students to face real work situations that are encountered in today’s fast evolving environment. Internships also increase students’ employability as they enter their professional life with an education coupled with extensive professional work experience. In 2009, Les Rroches Marbella students carried out their professional internships in 2 countries around the world averaging 4 internships opportunities per student.

Graduates automatically become members of the Alumni Association. This is a great way to keep in touch with friends, but it also provides news and employment opportunities. The Alumni Association is a very useful networking resource, there are currently over 1,700 Marbella Alumni members represented in 45 countries around the world. Over 80% of Alumni are currently working in top managerial positions in the international hospitality Industry and related sectors.

Les Roches has been ranked by the industry as one of the three best Swiss schools in the whole World dedicated to training students in international hospitality management and is one of the three most recommended institutions. (TNS, UK – Global Research 2007)



Les Roches Marbella - International School of Hotel Management
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