Minor Hotels has established the Asian Institute of Hospitality Management in academic association with Switzerland’s Les Roches Global Hospitality Education, with the first campuses set to launch in Bangkok and Chonburi in September 2020 to support Thailand’s growing tourism industry.
“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,” commented 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 added.
The institute will offer certificates, diplomas and bachelor degrees in hospitality management in academic association with Les Roches, ranked among the world’s top three higher education institutions for hospitality and leisure management.
The Asian Institute of Hospitality Bachelor 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 will be offered opportunities to transfer to Les Roches campuses in Bluche, Switzerland and Marbella, Spain.
The institute will also offer development training for hotel industry professionals.