One of Les Roches International School of Hotel Management's most valued characteristics is educating beyond the curriculum. The university environment and industry-relevant programs will allow students to develop the creativity, work ethics and leadership skills that are essential for future success.
Hospitality - A Dynamic Field of Opportunities
While the world of hospitality focuses on the traditional value of providing a good night’s sleep and giving excellent service, it is also an industry with enormous growth potential. Great opportunities await students who want a career in this field – it is a world of excitement, development and innovation. The World Travel and Tourism Council (2009) predicts that by 2019, travel and tourism employment will rise to 275,688,000 jobs accounting for 8.4% of total employment.
The world of hospitality is more than just travel or tourism, it includes: hotels, cruises, culinary arts, food service, leisure activities, casinos, health care facilities, catering, banquets, and events management. Hospitality has changed drastically over the past decade, but Les Roches’ curriculum keeps up with the latest trends through a panel of industry advisors. A degree from Les Roches International School of Hotel Management will give you everything you need to face the challenges of this dynamic and fast-paced industry.
Innovative Education for your Future Career
The best managers in hospitality know every department and every position. This is why students at Les Roches are given extensive training in hotel operations, service concepts and culinary arts. Building on their operational skills, students also take specialisation courses:
- Entrepreneurship: Financial Management, Business Planning,Hotel Design
- Finance: Performance Management, Financial Management andits Environment
- Marketing: Advertising and Public Relations, HospitalityDistribution and E-Commerce
The balance of theoretical and practical courses in our professional facilities offers an orchestrated program that gives full meaning to the word ‘education’.
Integrated Work Experience
Les Roches’ compulsory industry internship placements will allow you the opportunity to experience the hospitality industry and build your CV while completing a degree. Leading hospitality companies recruit from Les Roches every year because they value the professional skills and leadership qualities of their graduates. Les Roches students' accomplishments and Alumni all over the world stand as a testimony to the success for education and careers without boundaries.
International Campus Locations
Being part of Laureate Hospitality Education’s worldwide network, Les Roches’ students have the possibility to transfer to and from the following locations during their program:
- Les Roches International School of Hotel Management - Marbella, Spain
- Les Roches Jin Jiang International hotel Management College -Shanghai, China
- Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School – Leura and Sydney, Australia
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Description and information about accommodation Bluche
Living and Learning in Switzerland
Renowned for breathtaking mountain landscapes, delicious cuisine and a commitment to quality hospitality education, Switzerland is a perfect environment for studying. As the home to the first Hotel Association and birthplace of hotel schools, Switzerland has set the standards for education and professionalism in the hospitality industry world-wide. In addition to the stunning scenery of the country, the central European location offers a combination of linguistic and cultural experiences where French, German and Italian influences are melded to create a unique Swiss style.
With four national languages, multicultural populations, fantastic landscapes and famous political neutrality, Switzerland is not only a prime destination for tourism and business ventures, it is also a haven for international education. Students and parents from all over the world trust the Swiss commitment to excellent education and a clean, safe living environment that has earned Swiss cities a reputation for offering the highest quality of living in the world. Understandably, students have long been attracted to studying where quality education and cultural diversity combine to offer a perfect environment for developing linguistic skills and acquiring worldly knowledge.
Bluche Campus Facilities
Keeping with the tradition of Swiss hospitality, Les Roches offers student accommodations in a comfortable and cozy village-style campus. The accommodation and academic buildings are spread throughout the village of Bluche, only ten minutes away from the tourist town of Crans-Montana where sporting activities, restaurants, clubs and luxury stores keep our students busy year-round. The campus has all of the necessary modern facilities:
- Traditional and apartment-style accommodations
- Four student-run restaurants
- Lobby coffee bar
- Fitness center and a full-time sports and activities coordinator
- Football field, basketball and volleyball courts
- Wireless Internet throughout
With all of these resources on-site and the incredible Swiss public transportation to larger cities in Switzerland and Europe, Les Roches campus offers an ideal place to study and make life-long friends!
Les Roches' campus is nestled in a lovely Alpine Village (Bluche), in the "commune" of Randogne, in the canton of Valais, only 10 minutes away from the international holiday resort of Crans-Montana. Located just below 1,274 meters above sea-level, the campus sits on the sunny side of the Swiss Alps overlooking the valley of the river Rhone. The canton of Valais, called Wallis by German speakers, is divided into the French and German speaking parts and serves as a major route to Italy through the Gd-st-Bernard mountain pass.
The village of Bluche, where the campus has most of its facilities, is situated directly between the larger city of Sierre and Crans-Montana. The world class ski resort of Crans-Montana is just one funicular or bus stop away offering a wide range of slopes for all levels of skiers and snowboarders from beginners to professionals. Other accessible winter sports include sledding, snow-tubing, snow-shoeing, ice-skating, and cross-country skiing. The summer and fall seasons offer opportunities for golfing, hiking, rafting, biking, boating and other outdoor sports. Traditional Swiss chalets scattered around the campus village and Crans-Montana add a touch of traditional ambiance to these year-round tourist destinations.
If you wish to have more ‘City-life’ on weekends, you can hop on a funicular or bus to Sierre. The funicular goes down through vineyards that stretch out over the south facing slopes of the mountain. In Sierre, you will find many restaurants, shops and wine bars/trails where you can sample a glass of the famous regional white and red wines. A few large shopping centres are easy to find for practical needs and a cinema shows the latest films in French and English.