AG Grand Hotels Engadinerkulm St. Moritz has announced that, starting this April, Heinz E. Hunkeler, the current director of Grand Hotel Kronenhof, Pontresina will take over the management of both the Kulm Hotel St. Moritz and the Grand Hotel Kronenhof. At the same time, Hunkeler and his wife Jenny Hunkeler (pictured below) will assume joint directorship of the Kulm Hotel St. Moritz.
This is the first directorship change at Kulm Hotel St. Moritz after 10 years. Hunkelerand his wife replace Dominique N. Godat and his wife Barbara Kälin Godat, who managed for 10 years the Kulm Hotel St. Moritz. Hunkeler and his wife are both graduates of the Ecole Hôtelière Lausanne.
In addition to holding joint directorship of the Kulm Hotel St. Moritz with his wife, Hunkeler will also supervise the management of the Grand Hotel Kronenhof, Pontresina. This role will include overseeing substantial investments in both properties, such as the construction of staff accommodation and the completion of ongoing renovations of rooms and suites.
Meanwhile, also starting April, Marc Eichenberger will assume the position of director of Grand Hotel Kronenhof, Pontresina, with responsibility for the hotel’s day-to-day operations. A 37-year-old Swiss national, Eichenberger is a graduate of the Schweizerische Hotelfachschule Luzern, where he qualified as a hotelier and restaurateur. He previously worked at the Arabella Sheraton Atlantis Hotel Baur au Lac in Zurich, Park Weggis Hotel in Lake Lucerne and Suvretta House in St. Moritz.
Both the Kulm Hotel St. Moritz and its sister property Grand Hotel Kronenhof are owned by the Niarchos family.