This winter, GHM will open its debut hotel as part of the Andermatt Swiss Alps project, the largest integrated year-round holiday destination currently under development in the canton of Uri, Switzerland.
And we hear that Alain Bachmann, a Swiss native who has already managed several notable properties, has been tapped as general manager at The Chedi Andermatt.
GHM President Hans R. Jenni, himself a Swiss native, said that the nationality of the GM was not a factor in the decision—but that Bachman's hiring will increase the “Swiss-ness" of The Chedi Andermatt.
After years abroad managing at the Peninsula Chicago, the Mandarin Oriental Washington D.C. and the Ritz-Carlton Moscow, Bachmann returned to his Swiss roots with a three-year management role at the Grand Hotel Park in Gstaad, one of the top hotels in Switzerland. His education includes studies at both the Cornell Hotel Management School in the United States and Les Roches International School of Hotel Management in Switzerland.
At The Chedi Andermatt, Bachmann takes charge of GHM’s first Alpine resort and the latest design by Jean-Michel Gathy of Denniston International Architects and Planners Ltd. When completed, the hotel will have two high-end restaurants, an indoor and outdoor swimming pool as well as a spa and wellness center.
Set between the peaks of Gemsstock and Nätschen, The Chedi is within walking distance of Andermatt’s old town in the Lepontine Alps. The hotel is a 45-minute drive from Lucerne, 90 minutes from Zurich, and two hours by train from Milan.