Minor Hotels joins hands with Les Roche to launch Thai hospitality institute

The Asian Institute of Hospitality Management will be open next year with campuses in Bangkok and Chonburi, in a venture by Minor Hotels in an academic association with Les Roches Global Hospitality Education.

Les Roches is ranked among the world’s top three higher education institutions for hospitality and leisure management.

Minor Hotels aims for the institute to become the leading hospitality education facility in Southeast Asia and will offer certificates, diplomas and Bachelor’s degrees in hospitality management in academic association with Les Roches.

It will launch in September 2020.

 Les Roches follows the Swiss model of education and operates under the umbrella of Sommet Education, a hospitality education leader committed to delivering exceptional student experiences and developing the leaders of tomorrow, according to a release.

The institute’s Bachelor’s degree will be modelled after the Swiss education system and can be completed in seven semesters, or 3.5 years, combining classroom studies and practical training. Students who qualify are to be offered opportunities to transfer to Les Roches campuses in Bluche, Switzerland and Marbella, Spain.

The strategic decision to open campuses in both Bangkok and Chonburi, a coastal area lined with popular beaches, aims to ensure the institute is well placed to support the needs of Thailand’s fast-growing tourism industry, particularly that of the Eastern Economic Corridor.

Bridging the gap between an ever-increasing demand for experienced hospitality leaders and limited domestic supply, the institute will also offer development training for hotel industry professionals.

“Our decision to partner with Les Roches stems partly from Minor Hotels’ rapid expansion, both domestically in Thailand and internationally – a growth spurt that sees us recruit over 6,000 additional staff members every year just to keep up with our expansion plan,” said Dillip Rajakarier, CEO of Minor Hotels.

“It also ties in with our vision to set up a world-class Thai hospitality institute independent of any hotel brand to provide best-in-class Bachelor’s degree education for real-world application, in the context of a fast-evolving business environment,” Rajakarier continued.

Benoit-Etienne Domenget, the CEO of Sommet Education, said, “We are happy to support Minor Hotels in addressing the regional need for specialised talent and expertise in the field of hotel management. Thailand is ranked in the top five global tourism destinations alongside France, Spain, Italy and the US, an ideal location for a hospitality education centre.”

Domenget continued, “Future students will benefit from the extensive expertise and knowledge of two renowned leaders in the industry. We are very excited to embark on this partnership.”


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