We are extremely excited to share with you that Les Roches will be placing its footprint into the U.S. with the opening of a new branch campus in Chicago, Illinois, I would like to share with you the details of this project as we start the new year.

Les Roches’ entry into the U.S. and its commitment to prepare students for global and diverse careers in hospitality management aligns with the projected growth of the U.S. travel industry, an estimated increase of 20 percent by the year 2020 which will result in 17,157,000 total jobs in 2025. It also supports the City of Chicago’s goal to grow its tourism and hospitality industries, projected to reach 55 million visitors and to add more than 30,000 jobs by 2020. As a result, industry leaders such as Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, Virgin and Hyatt Hotels are celebrating and thrilled about the Les Roches announcement to be established in the U.S.

Les Roches Chicago will initially offer a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in International Hotel Management beginning in July 2016. At the moment, admissions for this 3.5-year BBA program are open exclusively to American passport or green card holders. Though everyone is welcome to attend the 2-week Summer Program taking place in July 2016. International students will be accepted to Chicago as soon as we receive appropriate approval from the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to issue visas. The process is being handled and we shall update you soon on the outcome.

We see that new hospitality sectors are constantly emerging, that global markets shifts and technological innovations are forming an integral part of any global business today. As leading educators in the area of hospitality management, Les Roches will continue to track industry developments, update curricula and equip the next generation of hospitality leaders with the skills to succeed in what has become one of the world’s most dynamic and competitive industries. The U.S. campus will expand Les Roches’ footprint & reinforce our global DNA. It will ultimately make it much easier for employers to attract and hire top-tier talented students as they graduate from Les Roches.

For more information about Les Roches Chicago, make sure you watch the video below, visit the dedicated website!