World leader in Hospitality and Tourism

A Global Recognition

Les Roches Marbella, in order to maintain the highest possible educational standards has international accreditation, recognition, quality assurance certifications and professional memberships in various prestigious organizations worldwide. Les Roches Marbella is member of UNWTO (World Tourism Organization) the United Nations agency responsible for the promotion of responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism.

New England Commission of Higher Education

NECHE (New England Commission of Higher Education)Les Roches Global Hospitality Education is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.).

Accreditation of an institution of higher education by the Commission indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality periodically applied through a peer review process. An accredited college or university is one which has available the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Institutional integrity is also addressed through accreditation.

Accreditation by the Commission is not partial but applies to the institution as a whole. As such, it is not a guarantee of every course or program offered, or the competence of individual graduates. Rather, it provides reasonable assurance about the quality of opportunities available to students who attend the institution.

Inquiries regarding the accreditation status by the Commission should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution. Individuals may also contact:

New England Commission of Higher Education
3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100, Burlington, MA 01803-4514
(781) 425 7785


Les Roches Marbella has obtained Quality and Environmental Assurance Certification from Bureau Veritas.

Quality Assurance: 2007-2011 – Les Roches Marbella has been awarded Quality Certification in Management Systems UNE/EN/ISO 9001:2008 by Bureau Veritas for complying with international Certificación de Sistemas de Gestión Medio Ambiental ISOquality standards.

Environmental Assurance: 2009-2011 – Les Roches Marbella was awarded Environmental Certification in Management Systems UNE/EN/ISO 140logo_LRM_SGE21_foretica_-_bureauCertificado de Calidad Bureau Veritas01:2004 by SGS for complying with international environmental standards.

You can download the Les Roches Marbella Quality Certification in Management Systems UNE/EN/ISO 9001:2008 in pdf format.

You can download the Les Roches Marbella Environmental Certification in Management Systems UNE/EN/ISO 14001:2004 in pdf format.

You can download the Les Roches Marbella Ethical and CSR Management System SGE21 in pdf format.


Les Roches Marbella has been awarded with the X Prize to Andalusian Excellence, granted by the Junta de Andalusia, Spanish regional Government.Premio Andaluz a la Excelencia Académica

Les Roches Marbella has achieved this prize under the category «Socially Responsible Management» for the development of practices of social responsibility, the continuity and evolution of its certifications in quality and environmental management systems and social responsibility, as well as for its active strategic policies in different initiatives related to its adhesion to the United Nations Global Compact Policy and to the implementation of its Code of Ethics.

This award represents a new step towards excellence for Les Roches Marbella as it continues to improve its quality management processes. For further information , please visit (only available in Spanish).


In 2017, Les Roches Marbella became part of the Member of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) as a Member State.Miembro de la Organización Mundial del Turismo

Born in 1946 with the celebration of the First International Congress of National Tourism Organizations in the City of London, UNWTO is the United Nations agency responsible for the promotion of responsible, sustainable and accessible tourism.

With 158 countries, 6 associate members and more than 500 Affiliated Members, the World Tourism Organization is the main international organization in the tourism field.


The school, its administration, and Faculty are members of a number of Institutions and National and International Associations.

  • Council on Hotel Restaurant and Institutional Education (CHRIE) and EUROCHRIE (Europe)
  • Association of Directors of Hotel Schools (EUHOFA)
  • World Association for Hospitality and Tourism Training (AMFORHT / WAHTT)
  • Asociación Española de Directores de Hotel (AEDH)
  • Asociación de Empresarios Hoteleros de la Costa del Sol (AEHCOS)
  • International Hotel & Restaurant Association (IHRA)
  • International Association of Hospitality Management Schools (IAHMS)
  • The Leading Hotel Schools in Europe (EURHODIP)
  • European Council on International Schools (ECIS)
  • Centro de Iniciativas Turísticas de Marbella (CIT Marbella)
  • Confederación Española de Hoteles y Alojamientos Turísticos (CEHAT)
  • Member of diverse Chambers of Commerce
  • Council of International School (CIS)