Les Roches Hotel Management School underwent significant changes during the millennial decade. In 2000, Sylvan International Universities bought the school and Les Roches became the Hospitality Center of Excellence for Sylvan International Universities. Sylvan itself became Laureate Education Inc. in May 2004.
Once again, Les Roches changed its name. It became ‘Les Roches International School of Hotel Management’ to better reflect its global student body and educational approach.
In order to distinguish itself from the growing number of hospitality schools and the demand for ever-higher levels of expertise from hospitality graduates, Les Roches expanded its hospitality management degrees. It offered postgraduate diplomas in hotel management, a range of bachelor degrees in hospitality management and introduced its first MBA in Hospitality Management, with specializations in Finance or Marketing, through the Universidad Europea de Madrid (UEM).
It also formed a partnership with Jin Jiang International Hotels to open Les Roches Jin Jiang in Shanghai, China. This would meet the growing need for quality Swiss hospitality education within China and give foreign students the chance to develop Chinese relevant cultural, language and business skills. In addition, the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts, in Amman, Jordan, joined Les Roches family as an affiliated institution.
The caliber of its hospitality management programs began to be recognized officially by industry experts. In 2007, for the first time, Les Roches was ranked among the top three hospitality management schools in the world for an international career (TNS Global Survey 2007).