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Published: 16. August 2017 - Source: Gstaad Palace


Gstaad, 16th of August 2017 – Two important personnel changes are pending in the Gstaad Palace team: Romuald Bour, Deputy Director for many years and Director for the last two and a half years, and Gildo Bocchini – at the hotel for 49 years and the First Maître d’Hotel –are handing over the batons to their successors. Vittorio Di Carlo is taking over the corresponding management tasks as the new Deputy Director and Andrea Buschini as the First Maître d’Hôtel at the legendary flagship hotel run by the Scherz family in Gstaad.

He was always visible, discreet and ran the five restaurants at the Gstaad Palace professionally at all times. Gildo Bocchini was active in service for 49 years and worked for guests from all over the world as the First Maître d’Hôtel (he has been in this position since summer 1990). The distinguished professional from Cesena is now retiring. Gildo’s successor will be Andrea Buschini. He has been working at the Palace for 15 years – firstly as Commis de Rang (summer 1990), then as Chef de Rang. He was promoted to First Maître d’Hôtel Lobby Bar in 2006 and then finally as deputy to Gildo from winter 2013/14.

There is also a change on the board of directors: Romuald Bour has served the Gstaad Palace with his experience for 18 years – originally as a cashier (1999), then as a Food & Beverage Manager (from 2003), as Deputy Director since 2010 and as Director for the last two and a half years. He is now setting up his own business with his own catering concept. «Gildo Bocchini and Romuald Bour have contributed considerably to our hotel’s success with their great loyalty and consistency. We wish them both the very best, privately and professionally, and will stay in close contact with them in future too», says Andrea Scherz, General Manager and Owner.

Andrea Scherz is overseeing the F&B department himself again. Vittorio Di Carlo will now be responsible for the Rooms Division, Housekeeping, Spa and Human Resources. The new Deputy Director, a qualified hotelier from the Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne EHL, is 31 years old and has worked at reputable establishments such as the Four Seasons Whistler (as Rooms Division Assistant Manager) and previously at Le Richemond Hotel (as the Front Office Manager) as well as at the Mandarin Oriental in Geneva. He started his career in the hotel sector at the Forte Village Resort on Sardinia. He has been working at Gstaad Palace since last year.

MEDIA CONTACT: Gstaad Palace, Anja Ullmann, +41 (0)33 748 54 01,

The luxurious five-star superior hotel Gstaad Palace, which opened its doors for the first time in December 1913, has been owned by the Scherz family for three generations, and is therefore one of the last family-owned hotels in Europe, where personalities offer their guests a first-class host culture. The 100 rooms and suites of the seasonal hotel, with an exceptional panorama of the Bernese Oberland, masterly combine contemporary glamour with Alpine comfort. In five restaurants, the landmark of Gstaad offers Swiss, Italian and international specialities and a gourmet cuisine awarded 16 Gault-Millau points. The hotel's own night club GreenGo is known for legendary parties and its illustrious clientele. In the Palace Spa, the guests can treat themselves on over 1800 m². In summer, an Olympic outdoor swimming pool and four tennis courts are available. With the Walig hut, an Alp from 1783 at 1800 metres above sea level, the Gstaad Palace has a unique refuge where guests can experience the true luxury of the Saanenland region, its quiet, tranquillity and authenticity, at close quarters. The Scherz family greets its guests this summer season until 10 September 2017. The winter season runs from 22 December 2017 to 11 March 2018.