Les Roches And DCT Pioneer Hospitality Academy

Les Roches plans to establish the region's first hospitality education academy with DCT in Abu Dhabi in September 2024

The Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has announced the establishment of a modern hospitality education academy in Abu Dhabi, managed by Les Roches to enhance hospitality skills and academic knowledge to nurture UAE and regional talent.

Les Roches Global Hospitality will open its first campus in September 2024. The academy aims to attract Emirati and regional talents to the industry, offering exceptional education and ensuring their smooth transition into key roles and leadership positions. This approach aims to future-proof the UAE hospitality sector by fostering local talent with high-quality education and skills needed for the industry's future.

“The new academy aims to foster creativity and discovery in the hospitality industry, ensuring sustainable growth and empowering future generations. Celebrating Emirati hospitality, it will contribute to Abu Dhabi's growth as a dynamic and sustainable hub for tourism and culture, empowering local talent and contributing to the diverse ecosystem of the UAE”, Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman, Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), said. 

Les Roches' model in hospitality education integrates theory with practice, independent learning and faculty support, ensuring students acquire personal and professional skills for immediate employment and leadership roles, fostering a solid foundation for advancement.

“The Emirati region is marking a new chapter in its history with prestigious hotels that are futureproofing themselves by training and preparing future industry leaders. The region is honoured to be part of this unique journey and contribute to raising the talents of tomorrow for the country”, Carlos Díez de la Lastra, CEO, Les Roches Global Hospitality, said. 

“The academy, based on Abu Dhabi's vision for the future of the hospitality sector, aims to provide a comprehensive educational spectrum for global talents. The academy offers a bachelor's degree and two master's degrees, combining traditional hospitality education with Emirati-centric courses to deliver tailored training to students from around the world. The academy is committed to promoting people's development as a strategic priority”, Benoît-Etienne Domenget, Sommet Education CEO, said. 

The academy offers a comprehensive curriculum with certifications in hospitality, travel, tourism, transport and entrepreneurship. It aims to equip students with a diverse skill set for success in the dynamic hospitality industry. The academy will foster growth and creativity and provide experiences beyond hospitality, including gastronomy, adventure and nature.

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