Les Roches Marbella, Closing ceremony - 18 March
by Les Roches
Last Friday, 18th of March at 14.00 p.m. in the Salon Andalucía at the Hotel Puente Romano, Les Roches Marbella held its Closing Ceremony. Students of the Post-Graduate Diploma in International Hotel Management (XXXVI class) received their awards and credentials. The Closing Ceremony Live Streaming recording can be viewed at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xs6UWCG5Rk
48 students were awarded their Post-Graduate Diplomas. Ranked by industry hiring managers as the number 1 Hospitality Management School in Spain and among the top worldwide for an international career and due to the international prestige and quality of education, more than 90% of its graduates are working in renowned hotels and hospitality establishments in over 54 countries. This year’s graduates maintained their internationality as they came from 13 countries: Azerbaijan, Cyprus, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Italy, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Portugal, Russian Federation, Spain, Ukraine and United States.
The Graduation Ceremony was be presided by Mr. Mr. Francisco Javier Porcuna Romero, Deputy Mayor, Delegate for Industry, Public Road, Strategic Projects and Developments of Marbella Town Hall, who before ending his speech he reminded the new graduates that their presence had left their mark on the city and Marbella would never forget them. Also present were Mr. Jorge Manzur, General Manager of Puente Romano Beach Resort & Spa, who will delivered an emotive opening speech, Mr. Carlos Díez de la Lastra, CEO/General Director of Les Roches Marbella and Ms. Maria José Aparicio, Academic Director of Les Roches Marbella. Also during the ceremony, Mr. Antonio Maria Ceballos, was awarded the Les Roches Marbella "Golden Key Award" in recognition of his long work history, contribution and dedication he made this exciting industry. The honoree was grateful to the university for receiving the prize and advised the new graduates to exercise their profession with a big smile. Families, authorities and representatives from local organizations and businesses also attended the ceremony.
The recognized academic excellence provided by Les Roches Marbella has allowed, during its twenty years of history, that ninety percent of its graduates have job on graduation day at prestigious companies in the international hotel and tourism industry. Les Roches Marbella will begin in April 2016 an extraordinary intake for its postgraduate programs (the new postgraduate diploma in Marketing Management for Tourism Luxury and the postgraduate diploma in International Hotel Management - both of one year duration) and in July / August 2016 a new intake will start for the following undergraduate and postgraduate programs, all taught entirely in English: the Bachelor of Business Administration in International Hotel Management (3,5 years) with specializations in Strategic Human Resources Management, Event Management, Resort Management or Entrepreneurship and SME Management / Les Roches Hotel Management Diploma (3 years) and the 1-Year Post-Graduate Intensive Diploma in International Hotel Management. All Les Roches Marbella’s academic programs are recognized and accredited at the university level by the New England Association of Schools & Colleges (NESAC), USA.
Today, Les Roches has international campus in Spain, Switzerland and China. Les Roches Marbella has been awarded Social Responsibility Certification in Management Systems SGE-21 by Forética for complying with international ethical and social responsibility standards. In addition, the School holds Environmental Certification in Management Systems ISO 14001:2004 and Quality Certification in Management Systems ISO 9001:2008 awarded by Bureau Veritas.