28. October 2021

Realignment at the Steigenberger Grandhotel Belvédère

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Hans-Rudolf Rütti confirmed as General Manager of the legendary Grandhotel Belvédère in Davos

Steigenberger Hotels AG has confirmed the appointment of Hans-Rudolf Rütti as new General Manager of the Steigenberger Grandhotel Belvédère with effect from 1 November 2021. Mr. Rütti was born in Switzerland and is held in high esteem internationally as a hotelier. He is able to look back on 30 years of experience, particularly in areas connected with the strategic positioning and repositioning of prestigious hotel properties. High points of his career thus far have included the opening of the legendary Hotel Eden Roc in Ascona, the repositioning of the Hotel Intercontinental in Bucharest and the realignment of the 7132 Hotel in Vals. Hans-Rudolf Rütti has also been successfully managing various sustainability projects in the NGO sector for several years.

“We are delighted to have secured the services of Hans-Rudolf Rütti,” said Spiridon Sarantopoulos, Vice President Luxury at Deutsche Hospitality. “As General Manager, he will continue to drive forward the further development of the Grandhotel Belvédère into an Icon of the Steigenberger Family. Mr. Rütti is in possession of the experience and know-how needed to head up the Belvédère and to ensure its sustainable positioning as one of the leading hotels in both Switzerland and Europe as a whole.”

Hans-Rudolf Rütti succeeds Tina Heide, who spent four years as General Manager of the Grandhotel Belvédère. Prior to that, Ms. Heide had held various other positions at the hotel for five years before taking over at the helm. Under her leadership, the Belvédère was able to establish itself as one of the major conference hotels hosting the annual World Economic Forum in Davos.

In 2021, the Steigenberger Grandhotel Belvédère became one of the six founding hotels of the Steigenberger Icons brand. These hotels have been designated as Icons because of their particular history, their unwavering commitment to the very highest quality standards, their rich tradition and their international orientation. All are Grand Hotels offering their guests an experience which is luxurious and yet surprisingly unconstrained. The other Steigenberger Icons alongside the Steigenberger Grandhotel Belvédère in Davos are the Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof in Frankfurt, the Steigenberger Grandhotel & Spa Petersberg, the Steigenberger Parkhotel Düsseldorf, the Steigenberger Grandhotel Handelshof in Leipzig and the Steigenberger Wiltcher's in Brussels.

About Deutsche Hospitality

Vision, passion and cosmopolitanism. Deutsche Hospitality delivers the perfect guest experience. Tradition and an eye for the future come together in an inimitable portfolio of eight brands operating across more than 160 hotels globally. “Celebrating luxurious simplicity.”: Steigenberger Icons are extraordinary luxury hotels which combine historical uniqueness and modern concepts. The Steigenberger Porsche Design Hotels brand is generating innovative impetuses in the Luxury Lifestyle Segment. Steigenberger Hotels & Resorts represent the epitome of upscale hospitality on three continents. Jaz in the City’s Lifestyle Hotels dictate the rhythm in the Upscale Sector. House of Beats unites a passion for the hotel business with the fascination of lifestyle, fashion and music. IntercityHotel is located at the very hub of any destination and offers a true home of comfort and mobility in the Midscale Segment. MAXX by Deutsche Hospitality is a charismatic conversion brand which is also positioned in the midscale area of the market. Zleep Hotels provide a smart marriage of design and functionality in the Economy Segment. All of these brands are unified under H-Rewards, Deutsche Hospitality’s loyalty program which yields benefits from the first booking onwards. The vision is clear. In conjunction with its shareholder Huazhu, Deutsche Hospitality aims to advance to become one of Europe’s leading hotel companies.

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