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  • 1954

    L’Ecole des Roches is founded as an international school

  • 1979

    The international school becomes a hotel and tourism school

  • 1995

    Les Roches Marbella opens in Spain

    Les Roches Marbella opens in Spain

  • 2000

    Les Roches is acquired by Laureate International Universities, a worldwide provider of higher education to more than 1,000,000 students in over 80 institutions

  • 2004

    Les Roches Jin Jiang opens in Shanghai, China

    Les Roches Jin Jiang opens in Shanghai, China

  • 2006

    Les Roches Switzerland introduces a new MBA in Hospitality

  • 2006

    Les Roches is accredited at the university level through NEASC’s Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE) in the United States

    Les Roches is accredited at the university level through NEASC’s Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE) in the United States

  • 2007

    Les Roches changes its name to “Les Roches International School of Hotel Management” to better reflect its global student body and educational approach.

  • 2007

    Les Roches is ranked by hiring managers among the top three hospitality management schools in the world for an international career (TNS Global Survey, 2007)

  • 2008

    The Royal Academy of Culinary Arts (Les Roches Jordan) opens as a branch campus in Jordan

    The Royal Academy of Culinary Arts (Les Roches Jordan) opens as a branch campus in Jordan

  • 2010

    Les Roches Switzerland's MBA in Hospitality gains NEASC accreditation

  • 2012

    Les Roches sets a Guinness World Record for the “most nationalities in a swimming pool”

  • 2014

    Les Roches becomes the first hospitality management school to offer a global bachelor’s program, where students travel with their class to study in Switzerland, China and Spain

    Les Roches becomes the first hospitality management school to offer a global bachelor’s program, where students travel with their class to study in Switzerland, China and Spain

  • 2015

    Les Roches Switzerland introduces a new Master in Hospitality Leadership

    Les Roches Switzerland introduces a new Master in Hospitality Leadership

  • 2015

    Les Roches Marbella launches a new Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing Management for Luxury Tourism

    Les Roches Marbella launches a new Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing Management for Luxury Tourism

  • 2016

    Les Roches is acquired by Eurazeo, one of the leading investment companies in Europe

    Les Roches is acquired by Eurazeo, one of the leading investment companies in Europe

  • 2016

    Les Roches Marbella opens a new Postgraduate Executive Diploma in International Hotel Management

  • 2016

    Les Roches opens a new campus in Chicago, becoming the first Swiss hospitality school to open in the US

    Les Roches opens a new campus in Chicago, becoming the first Swiss hospitality school to open in the US