New graduates of Les Roches Marbella: 127 students from 29 countries

Les Roches Marbella is a benchmark attended by representatives of nearly 100 companies related to hotels and luxury to hire their students each year.

The new graduates will be part of the future of tourism and will occupy management positions in destinations around the world.
Present in our country since 1995, it is the only University School in Spain that receives accreditation from NECHE, the association that validates university degrees such as Harvard or Yale and the only one with the Swiss method of excellence in Hospitality Management.

Les Roches Marbella Global Hospitality Education, considered one of the 3 best institutions of higher education in hotel management training in the world, celebrated its 52nd closing ceremony on Friday, where credentials were handed out to the students of the XLVI Graduate Promotion in International Hotel Management and the IV promotion of the Postgraduate in Marketing Management for Luxury Tourism. The new graduates come from 29 countries: Republic of Armenia, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Colombia, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, India, Iran, Italy, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Lithuania, Mexico, Morocco, Nepal, Portugal, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam and Spain. All of them have lived in a multicultural campus with more than 750 students of more than 85 nationalities receiving specialized higher education and taught entirely in English.


The graduation ceremony was presided over by Mr. Javier Mendizábal, General Director of Don Carlos Resort & Spa and Alumni of Les Roches Marbella, who delivered an emotional closing lesson to the graduates, and by Mr. Carlos Díez de la Lastra, Director General Les Roches Marbella and Ms. María José Aparicio, Academic Director Les Roches Marbella.


Also, during the academic ceremony were awarded the Les Roches Marbella 2019 awards, which went to the 13th edition of the Music Charming Foundation (Les Roches Marbella «Social Responsibility Award») and the student Mohamed El Khaoudi (Les Roches Marbella «Way of Life Award «).


The excellence in the training provided by Les Roches Marbella has allowed that, during its more than twenty-two years of history, 90% of its graduates have obtained a job in companies of recognized prestige in the hotel industry and international tourism. Les Roches has been classified by one of the most prestigious university rankings worldwide (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018) among the Top 3 institutions of higher education in hospitality and leisure industry management (Hospitality and Leisure Management) the degree of employability of its students and is currently an affiliate member of the UNWTO, accepting the principles of the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism, a fundamental framework of reference for responsible and sustainable tourism.

Les Roches Marbella will begin in February 2019 a new call for the following degrees: the University Degree in Global Hotel Management (3.5 years) with specialization in Resort Management, Entrepreneurship, Strategies in Digital Marketing and Finance Management applied to Hotel Management, the Postgraduate Diploma in International Hotel Management and Tourism Companies (1 year). In the September 2019 call, the new Master in International Hotel Management, the Postgraduate in Marketing Management for Luxury Tourism (1 year) and the Postgraduate «Executive» in International Hospitality Management (for active professionals – 15 months ). All academic programs are recognized and accredited at the university level by the New England Association of Schools & Colleges (NECHE), USA.


Carlos Diez de la Lastra, CEO of Les Roches Marbella, says that «we are proud to contribute to the role of Spain in attracting and training the best talent, and be part of the future of a global industry, constantly growing. Part of our success lies in our teaching model; an experiential education integrated in a curriculum of the highest level that prepares our students to solve real business problems and face the challenges that will be encountered throughout their career. »


Since its birth, Les Roches, has become a leading center with an innovative system that combines the best of the Swiss tradition and the most avant-garde educational bets. Currently more than 12,000 professionals from their classrooms occupy management positions in the best hotels in more than 130 countries.