Robert P. Herr, an award-winning Swiss hotelier, has been appointed general manager of the Bürgenstock Resort Lake Lucerne, Switzerland's newest wellness-centric luxury resort. He brings 23 years of experience with luxury hotels in Europe, the U.S., and the Middle East.
Herr will be responsible for the pre-opening activities and the management of the resort scheduled to open this summer. Part of a car-free, carbon-neutral luxury resort complex that comrpises 383 rooms in four hotels, 67 residences, and 12 restaurants and bars, the Bürgenstock Resort Lake Lucerne will have a 107,000-square-foot spa and wellness center, meeting space for 900 people, several museums, a nine-hole golf course, and three championship tennis courts.
Prior to joining the Bürgenstock Resort, Herr was area general manager for the InterContinental Phoenicia and Le Vendôme Beirut. He has spent his entire career at InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, the last 16 years being senior management roles at properties in Germany, Austria, and the Czech Republic. His expertise includes pre-opening and opening, expansion of incentive and conference business, and a commitment to working with local communities.
Herr graduated from the École hôtèliere de Lausanne and earned an MBA from the Henley Business School. He continued his studies at Cornell University's Ashridge Management College.