Last Friday, March 20, 2015, Les Roches Marbella International School of Hotel Management delivered diplomas to 52 graduates who come from 16 countries: Spain, France, Morocco, Italy, Greece, Mexico, Canada, Portugal, Argentina, Turkey, Finland, Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Romania were all represented. For the past 6 months they have studied toward earning the Postgraduate Intensive Diploma in International Hotel Management and on this day their hard work was recognized with a closing ceremony attended by friends, family, faculty, and local authorities. This course is aimed at graduates / graduates or professionals who have a minimum of three years experience in the hospitality industry, and who wish to specialize in high hotel management to refocus his career internationally.
The CEO of Les Roches Marbella, Carlos Díez de La Lastra, in his speech during the closing ceremony, reinforced the character and international vocation of the school, described by the industry as a leader in Spain and located among the top of the world in its specialty. “You’re going to begin soon a new post, in which you have to answer many questions and new challenges. I am sure that your education at Les Roches Marbella, with an international training program that brings together students from over sixty different nationalities, will open the possibility of professional and personal opportunities in every corner of the world”, he said.
The training each of the graduates undertook now puts them into a position to pursue a successful career in the international hotel industry and related sectors. Furthermore, Carlos Díez de la Lastra noted that “we expect to be able to show you that personal values like humility, discipline, responsibility, and concern for others are also important attributes for the future of an industry based on service and attention to people”.
The closing ceremony was presided by the Councillor for Education & Culture of the City of Marbella, Carmen Diaz and attended by the General Manager of Barcelo Marbella, Enrique Castellanos, CEO of Les Roches Marbella, Carlos Díez de la Lastra, the Academic Director of Les Roches Marbella, Maria José Aparicio, and other representatives of the Marbella community. Representing the graduating class as the Master of Ceremonies was Iñigo Roy. The closing speech was given by Anni Sofia Vidgren and excerpts can be watched in the highlight video below.
XXXIII Postgraduate Closing Ceremony Highlights
XXXIII Postgraduate Closing Ceremony (Full Version)