Les Roches has earned its reputation as a top international institute of hotel management over 60 years of educating leaders in the hospitality industry. Both an undergraduate and graduate school of management, Les Roches is known for its innovative teaching methods and career-ready graduates. With the opening of Les Roches Chicago, Les Roches becomes the only Swiss school of hospitality management to offer a university presence in the U.S., introducing its proven blend of academic and experiential learning to one of America’s most dynamic cities.
Boasting a booming convention business, a diverse dining scene, and a calendar of crowd-drawing mega-events, Chicago is a rich landscape where students can learn from the best brands in hospitality today. What happens when a rigorous academic standard honed in the Swiss Alps lands amid the skyscrapers of America’s third largest city? Join the next generation of global hospitality entrepreneurs at Les Roches Chicago and find out.
With 60 years of history, 12,000 active alumni in 130 countries, and 5 global campuses in Switzerland, Spain, China, Jordan and the United States, Les Roches is consistently ranked among the world’s best hospitality management schools. Its bachelor’s, postgraduate and master’s degree in hospitality programs combine management strategy with practical experience to prepare students for careers in the hospitality industry.
Among global employers, Les Roches has a distinguished reputation as a leading international institute of hotel management. More than 90% of our students receive job offers by graduation day from companies all over the world – companies like Four Seasons, Waldorf Astoria, Louis Vuitton, The Ritz-Carlton, Kempinski, Fairmont, Bloomberg, Bulgari and Moet Hennessy.
A Les Roches education also gives students access to a global network of alumni with connections in the most coveted realms of the industry.
“Les Roches graduates are creative thinkers with can-do, hard work attitudes,” notes Peninsula Chicago director of front office Jan Willem Verwejj (Les Roches, class of 2007) “That’s the reason I like to hire Les Roches graduates myself."
Les Roches is a global brand whose campuses, professional network and hospitality management programs encompass the world. A top-ranked undergraduate and graduate school of management, Les Roches opens doors to global careers. Students at Les Roches Chicago have the option of enhancing their university experience by taking semesters abroad at our other campuses in Switzerland, Spain or China. With global transfer opportunities and an incredibly diverse student body, Les Roches truly is an international school of hotel management.
Whether you come to Les Roches to study your bachelor’s or master’s degree in hospitality, a Les Roches education will give you the tools you need to take a leadership role in the international experience economy. Our students have unrivaled access to the most fulfilling, desirable careers in the hospitality sector – and they are uniquely prepared to lead by the experiential learning and exclusive internships they receive at Les Roches.
In addition to developing your entrepreneurial spirit and immersing you in the skills you need to excel, Les Roches introduces students to a powerful portfolio of industry partners in the field of global hospitality. In Chicago alone, you’ll have the opportunity to learn from the best during real-life projects with companies like the Chicago Hilton, Four Seasons Chicago, Peninsula Hotel, Hyatt, Xoco, Public Hotel and Soho House.
From your first week at Les Roches, you will be exposed to opportunities including:
When you spend 3.5 years earning your bachelor’s degree in hotel management from Les Roches, you can expect to enter the job market with a comprehensive grasp of management theory and an agile, strategic approach to the changing hospitality business. Our exacting, Swiss-quality programs combine intensive academic study with hands-on, experiential hospitality courses and global professional internships. By studying at an industry-recognized international school of hotel management, you master the skills that global employers demand.