Accreditation and awards

International recognition for excellence
in hospitality management education

Throughout its 60-year history, Les Roches International School of Hospitality Management has maintained a consistent standard of educational excellence. Our commitment to academic quality is reflected in our many accreditations, awards and professional memberships.

Les Roches is proud to be considered among the world’s top three schools for hospitality management and honored by the recognition of industry peers including the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), the International Hotel and Restaurant Association and the Council of International Schools (CIS).


Member of New England Association of Schools and Colleges

Les Roches International School of Hotel Management is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. (NEASC) through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. Founded in 1885 as a voluntary, non-profit, self governing organization, NEASC is the oldest of the six regional accrediting bodies in the United States.

NEASC membership is synonymous with accreditation and NEASC accreditation acknowledges a school’s high quality and integrity. Matters of accreditation are decided by four association commissions according to research-driven standards reviewed by their membership.

The evaluation and accreditation process is “a longstanding stimulus for educational improvement,” according to NEASC president and CEO Cameron C. Staples. Conducted on a ten-year cycle, accreditation requires members to stay accountable to an ongoing, voluntary and comprehensive system of self-study, peer review and follow up.

Inquiries regarding the accreditation status by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution. Individuals may also contact:

Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

New England Association of Schools and Colleges
209 Barlington Road
Bedford, MA 01730-1433
(00) 1 781 2710022
E-mail: cihe@neasc.org Website : www.neasc.org

Education Department – State of Valais

The Bluche campus of Les Roches resides in the picturesque Canton of Valais, Switzerland. In 2002, the Valais Department of Education recognized Les Roches as having degree-awarding status, establishing the school’s prominent position in the Swiss education system.

Environmental Policy

Les Roches is a certified B Corporation. B Corporations are certified by B Lab, a non-profit organization, to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency.

Les Roches also conforms to ISO 14001:2004.

Other Recognition

The following agencies also recognize the school:

  • Council on Hotel Restaurant and Institutional Education
  • (CHRIE - USA) and EUROCHRIE (Europe)
  • International Association of Hospitality Management Schools (IAHMS)
  • Association of Swiss Chefs
  • Association of Directors of Hotel Schools (EUHOFA)
  • The Leading Hotel Schools in Europe (EURHODIP)
  • European Council on International Schools (ECIS)
  • Swiss Association of Maîtres d’Hôtel
  • International Hotel & Restaurant Association
  • Council of International Schools (CIS)

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