Hotel Schweizerhof Bern & THE SPA (www.schweizerhof-bern.ch) announced the appointment of Maximilian von Reden to General Manager of the five-star superior historic hotel. The 45-year-old will take over from Iris Flückiger on 5 August 2019, who after more than eight years at the Schweizerhof Bern has accepted a new position abroad.
Before moving to the capital city of Switzerland, Maximilian von Reden led the 5-star Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Prague as General Manager. Previously, he held roles throughout Asia as General Manager of the Mandarin Oriental in Jakarta, as well as the Mandarin Oriental in Tokyo and The Portmann Ritz-Carlton in Shanghai. A veteran in the hospitality industry, von Reden also has extensive management experience in food and beverage operations, including positions at the Mandarin Oriental Bangkok and The Peninsula in Beijing.
“We look forward to Maximilian von Reden continuing the successful work of Iris Flückiger at Hotel Schweizerhof Bern. von Reden’s previous experience leading 5-star urban hotels with Mandarin Oriental makes him ideally suited to lead operations of the Schweizerhof Bern,” said Saeid Heidari, Managing Director of The Bürgenstock Selection. “I would like to thank Iris Flückiger for her outstanding work and unwavering commitment during her tenure of over eight years, and I wish Maximilian von Reden a wonderful beginning in his new position.”.
“It is a privilege for me to join the Schweizerhof Bern team and welcome guests from all over the world to Bern,” said Maximilian von Reden, new General Manager of the Hotel Schweizerhof Bern & THE SPA. “Over the last fourteen years in the hospitality industry in Asia I have witnessed incredible innovative concepts emerge and am looking forward to bringing my perspective to the Schweizerhof Bern.”
Maximilian von Reden joins the position as General Manager of the Hotel Schweizerhof Bern & THE SPA on 5 August 2019. Former General Manager Iris Flückiger will remain with the company until 23 August 2019 to assist throughout the transition.
Maximilian von Reden is a German citizen and a graduate of the Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne.
Hotel Schweizerhof Bern & THE SPA
The Hotel Schweizerhof Bern & THE SPA is part of the Bürgenstock Selection, headquartered in Zug, Switzerland. The hotel’s array of accommodation and special venues includes 99 rooms and suites; the 800 m² Bel Etage with 11 meeting and event rooms, including the legendary Salon Trianon ballroom; the restaurant Jack’s Brasserie with its 14 Gault Millau points; a splendid Cigar Lounge; a 500 m² spa; and the unique Sky Terrace. The Bürgenstock Selection’s corporate portfolio consists of the Hotel Schweizerhof Bern & THE SPA, the Royal Savoy Hotel & Spa Lausanne (196 rooms) and the Bürgenstock Resort Lake Lucerne (383 rooms). The total amount invested in the Bürgenstock Selection amounts to one billion Swiss francs.
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