Les Roches International School of Hotel Management

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Les Roches International School of Hotel Management,

CH-3975 Bluche, Crans-Montana, Switzerland
Suzanne Kaloudi – Ebener



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Les Roches International School of Hotel Management is a private Swiss institution offering undergraduate, postgraduate and master programs in thefields of hospitality and tourism. Nestled in the Swiss Alps at 1,274 meters in the mountain village of Bluche, just a few minutes drive from the famous and charming resort of Cran-Montana, Les Roches offers to its international student body a young and dynamic educational environment, perfect to mature and gain experience to start an exciting and diverse professional career.

Accreditation & recognition

NEASC – Accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges in the USA.

Besides enjoying world-wide recognition among international hospitality and tourism companies, Les Roches is also recognized by the following organizations:

  • Valais Cantonal Authorities
  • Hotel & Catering International Management Association
  • Chartered Institute of Marketing

In addition, Les Roches International School of Hotel Management
is a member of:


  • Council on Hotel Restaurant and Institutional Education (CHRIE –
    USA) and EUROCHRIE (Europe)
  • International Association of Hospitality Management Schools
  • Association of Swiss Chefs
  • Association of Directors of Hotel Schools (EUHOFA)
  • The Leading Hotel Schools in Europe (EURHODIP)
  • European Council on International Schools (ECIS)
  • Council of International Schools (CIS)
  • Swiss Association of Maîtres d’Hôtel
  • International Hotel & Restaurant Association
  • Les Roches conforms to ISO 14001:2004


Les Roches International School of Hotel Management prepares  international students committed to a career in the service industries for success. Its model hospitality education programs balance theory with practice, independent learning with strong faculty support, and a foundation for lifelong learning with the skills for immediate employment and progress to leadership positions in the industry. Through international sites the Les Roches model of education is accessible to students throughout the world.


There are 90 faculty members, including full and part time lecturers as well as professional who come to enhance the students’ programs as visiting lecturers. Faculty members all have academic credentials and often extensive professional experience relevant to their teaching. Additionally they are encouraged to be members of professional associations and required to update their professional knowledge and participate in scholarly research.

Industry Ranking – Among the Top 3

In a global survey of 5-star hiring managers, Les Roches was ranked number 2 among all international hospitality management schools for an international career. Statistically, three institutes occupy this ranking position (TNS Global Research, September 2010).


Bachelor Program

This 3 and a 1/2 year program fully prepares students to enter the hospitality industry with confidence and particularly develops management theories and competencies using a range of teaching and learning processes. Students must choose one of the following specializations in the final year to be awarded with a BBA (Hons) in International Hotel Management with:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Hotel Design and Project Management
  • Culinary Business Management



Hotel Management diploma

Students can exit the Bachelor program after semester 5 and complete one extra 6-month internship to be awarded with a Hotel Management Diploma.

Transfer opportunities

The Les Roches network offers students the opportunity to discover new educational atmospheres and hospitality cultures through our International Study Programs. These programs make it easy to transfer to one of our branch campuses or affiliated schools in Spain, China, Jordan and Australia where students will find the same quality programs following the Swiss hospitality education model.


Internships are part of the majority of the programs and play an
important role in all undergraduate level studies. This valuable
experience enables students to put into practice their theoretical
knowledge and to face real work situations that are encountered
in today’s fast evolving environment. Internships also increase their
employability as they enter their professional life with an education
coupled with extensive professional work experience.

Career opportunities

Through the Les Roches Career Development and Industry
Placement department graduating students find assistance to
successfully enter a wide range of career opportunities namely in
the fields of:

  • Hotels, Resorts & Restaurants Hospitality
  • Catering Industry
  • Tourism
  • Hospitality Consulting and Services
  • Hospitality Education
  • Airlines & Cruise Lines


As well as in non-related fields


  • Leisure and Recreation
  • Clubs and Events
  • Spa and Fitness
  • Health
  • Golf Management / Facilities Management