Home & Lifestyle Magazine was invited to one of the world’s leading hospitality colleges, situated in the heart of Marbella. This Swiss hotel management school attracts over 800 talented young adults from all over the globe, teaching them how to excel in the world of hospitality, business and tourism. We were intrigued to find out more about this world-famous facility…
Les Roches has campuses in four locations around the world: Spain, Switzerland, China and the United States. As the curriculum is exactly the same across all the campuses, a pupil could transfer to another campus seamlessly with no disruption to their studies. Some classes are even televised live and broadcast to other campuses, thus creating an even more ell-connected international network.
Students are taught all elements of hospitality, ranging from cooking and menu planning, cleaning, logistics, reception work and restaurant service to learning business systems… and much more. They are required to deal with real life problem-solving and encouraged to take the initiative at all times in order to develop entrepreneurial skills for the future.
Walking around this pristine college we were struck by how comprehensive the facility is in terms of attention to detail and latest classroom technology, with practice or training rooms for learning just about any major aspect of the hospitality sector. Accommodation for the students is also available on-site, offering a comfortable bed, en-suite bathroom and study area in each room.
Later, we were treated to a delightful lunch in one of their dining rooms, cooked and served by the pupils themselves, where we chatted to the director of operations and student services, José Emmanuel Soler Roque.
“The students at Les Roches do work very hard,” he explained, “but they reap the rewards when they leave as we ensure they are fully-equipped to enter leading corporate companies and enjoy long and successful careers in the hospitality field. Also, it is important to add that the skills the students learn here at Les Roches set them up to work in a large variety of business sectors, not just in the hospitality industry.”
It spoke volumes to us that the students we observed were focused, seemingly happy and extremely well-mannered, and the facilities were second-to-none. Les Roches surpassed all our expectations and it is quite clear how they have gained such an outstanding reputation through their cutting-edge facilities and impressive dedication to experiential learning.
Urb. Lomas de Río Verde, Carretera de Istán, Km. 1, Marbella, M
Tel. (+34) 952 764 145