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Les Roches

Les Roches

With campuses in the prestigious resort destinations of Crans-Montana and Marbella, and with a new campus opening in Abu Dhabi in late 2024, Les Roches offers truly global education that serves up academic rigor with a twist of innovation and entrepreneurship. We have programs to suit undergraduates, recent graduates, career changers and those with professional experience looking for the knowledge they need to move up the leadership ladder.

Top reasons to study here

  • 98% of career-seeking students have one or more job offers on graduation day
  • Top 3 Institution worldwide for Employer Reputation (QS Rankings)
  • Rated 5 Stars (Excellent) in the QS Stars higher education rating system


Les Roches was founded in Switzerland in 1954 and today we have earned our place among the world’s pre-eminent hospitality business schools. The Marbella campus was opened in 1995 and we became part of the Sommet Education umbrella in 2016.


Les Roches is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), while Les Roches Crans-Montana is recognized as a degree-awarding institution by the education department of the Canton of Valais.


The Les Roches name is known and trusted the world over, and the biggest brands in hospitality and beyond come to us when they are looking for fresh talent. We receive around 300 visits to our Swiss and Spanish campuses every year to recruit students for internships and full-time roles. Every Les Roches student benefits from the personalized attention of our dedicated Career Services team, with a commitment that extends beyond graduation.

Housing services

  • Les Roches Crans–Montana has 18 residential buildings situated on campus, each of them just a short walk away from our restaurants, bars and academic facilities.   
  • Les Roches Marbella’s student residence is located next to the main campus building.
  • It offers a range of single, double or triple room options, with rooms featuring en suite bathroom, study desk, air conditioning and safety deposit box. 

Library services

The professionally-staffed school library contains more than 6,000 books and professional publications, while students can also access an online library featuring more than 135,000 eBooks, plus thousands more online publications and academic papers.

ICT services

Wi-Fi is available throughout the campus and there are laundry facilities (with free laundry for practical uniforms) as well as communal areas for hanging out with friends. These include the new Student Club situated in the campus gardens. 

Medical services

Health and wellbeing support is provided by our in-house Health & Wellbeing Team (nurses, counselor) daytime during the week, and doctor’s appointments can also be arranged by the team.

After hours and at weekends, campus security provides basic medical first-aid and – thanks to its 24-hour security presence – ensures a fully secure campus environment. 

Campus life

Our campuses are uniquely compact and caring environments, while our commitment to Swiss-style, hands-on learning and small class sizes means you’ll make the most of every minute of your study time.


Sports facilities

With year-round sunshine and an enviable microclimate that offers average annual temperatures of 19°C (66.2°F), outdoor activities help our students to maintain a balanced and healthy lifestyle.

For those who seek more mindful pastimes, yoga and Pilates are both available through your complimentary membership of the Manolo Santana Racquets Club. 

Student clubs

  • Cocktail Club
  • Coffee Club
  • Football Club
  • Gastroclub
  • Paddle Club
  • Reading Club
  • Running Club
  • Sustainability Club
  • Volleyball Club
  • Wine Club

  • Les Roches Global Hospitality Education is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.).
  • Accreditation of an institution of higher education by the Commission indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality periodically applied though a peer review process.
  • Accreditation by the Commission is not partial but applies to the institution as a whole. As such, it is not a guarantee of every course or program offered, or the competence of individual graduates.


Montreux, Vaud, Switzerland

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