Bertarelli family relocates to Gstaad-Saanen
Our regular readers will have noted that there hasn't been all that much going on in Gstaad over the past couple of weeks. One piece of notable local news, however, has been picked up by virually all of the Swiss press, namely that the Bertarelli family are moving their place of principal residence to Gstaad-Saanen. The family has longed owned property in the region, with Alinghi boss Ernesto Bertarelli in Gruben, and his Grand Hotel Park-owning sister in the Oberbort. While much has been made of the boon to the local tax authorities (remember the Bertarellis are Swiss and therefore not subject to those special tax deals of Hallyday ilk), we here at GstaadLife.com note that the Bertarelli family's move is part of a growing trend of "international citizens" who choose to base themselves in Gstaad...and when you could pick anywhere in the world that says something.
Above, Ernesto Bertarelli with wife Kirsty.