Les Roches Marbella History
1954 - Founding of “l’Ecole des Roches” an international school
1979 - The international school becomes a Hotel school through specialized programs
1995 - Founding of Les Roches Marbella as a Swiss Hotel Management School
2002 - Les Roches Marbella becomes part of Laureate International Universities, a company from Baltimore, USA, part of Laureate Education Inc. LIU has a presence in 29 countries and serves more than 950,000 students worldwide with more than 80 campus-based and online institutions in Asia, Europe and the Americas.
2004 - Les Roches joint venture and opening of Les Roches Shanghai – China and Les Roches Hospitality Management Program in partnership with Kendall College, USA.
2007 - Les Roches Marbella is awarded the Quality Certification in Management Systems UNE/EN/ISO 9001:2000 by European Quality Assurance (EQA) for complying with international quality standards.
2007 - Les Roches Industry recognition: Hiring managers from international hotel chains ranked Les Roches among the top 3 Hospitality Management schools in the world for an international career. (TNS, UK, Global Research - 2007)
2009 - In May, Les Roches Marbella was awarded the Environmental Quality Certification UNE/EN/ISO 14001:2004 by European Quality Assurance (EQA) for complying with international environmental standards.
2010 - Industry Recognition: Industry hiring managers ranked Les Roches Marbella as the number 1 hospitality management school in Spain for an international career (TNS, Survey – September 2010)
2010 - Les Roches brand again ranked among the top hospitality management schools worldwide. In a global survey of 5-star hotel hiring managers, Les Roches brand was ranked number 2 among all international hospitality management schools for an international career. Statistically, three institutes occupy this ranking position. (TNS GlobalSurvey, September 2010).
2010 - In December, Les Roches Marbella won the 10th Annual Prize for Andalusian Excellence, granted by the Junta de Andalucía, Spanish regional Government. Les Roches Marbella has achieved this prize under the category «Socially Responsible Management» for the development of practices of social responsibility.
2011 - Les Roches Marbella was awarded Corporate Social Responsibility Certification in Management Systems SGE-21 by Forética and Bureau Veritas for complying with international ethical and social responsibility standards.
2011 - In January, Les Roches Marbella, as an official branch campus of Les Roches in Switzerland, is accredited at university level (Bachelor Degree) by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) in the United States.
2012 - A new specialization in Entrepreneurship & Small, Medium Enterprise (SME) Management, is added to the BBA (Hospitality) program.
2012 - Les Roches Marbella maintains Quality Certification in Management Systems UNE/EN/ISO 9001:2008 and Quality Certification in Environmental Management Systems UNE/EN/ISO 14001:2000 by Buereau Beritas, and Corporate Social Responsibility Certification in Management Systems SGE-21 by Forética and Buereau Veritas.
2014 - A new specialization in Strategic Human Resources Management is added to the BBA in International Hotel Management program.
2014 - Les Roches Marbella renewed its Corporate Social Responsibility Certification in Management Systems SGE-21 by Forética and Bureau Veritas.
2017 - Les Roches Marbella has become member of UNWTO (World Tourism Organization) the United Nations agency responsible for the promotion of responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism.
Today Les Roches is the only hospitality management school to offer the quality of Swiss hotel management school methods with American university accreditation, through a global platform for hospitality education. With campuses in Switzerland (Bluche), Spain (Marbella) and China (Shanghai), Les Roches opens the doors for endless opportunities to study, travel and network in the global hospitality industry.
Les Roches Marbella offers a Diploma in Hotel Management, a Bachelor of Business Administration in International Hotel Management with specializations in Strategic Human Resources Management, Entrepreneurship and SME Management, Events Management and Resorts Management and Postgraduate Diploma in International Hotel Management, Postgraduate Diploma in International Hotel Management, Postgraduate Diploma Executive in International Hotel Management (weekend Program) and Postgraduate in Marketing Management for Luxury Tourism.