Eric Favre has been the man behind the five-star hotel The Alpina for five years. During this time, the hotel has gained international status and received numerous awards. He will leave the hotel at the end of the 2018 summer season. “It was the right time to stop”, says Favre.
Eric Favre took over management of The Alpina in October 2013. It was a very appealing task for him to take on as it had just been named “Hotel of the Year” by Gault-Millau.
The chairman of the Board of Directors of the Grand Hotel Alpina AG, Nachson Mimran, reiterates that Favre has succeeded in making sure The Alpina kept up with its hotel of the year status. Favre can now look back on a career of over 40 years in the luxury hotel industry. He has also served in a number of honorary boards and committees. He presided the alumni association of the hotel management school in Lausanne and, from 2007 to 2009, was president of Swiss Deluxe Hotels.
Come the end of September 2018 Favre will leave the company. He explains that he would now like to take more time to spend with his family. He knew how to motivate his team, to establish an individual and personal level of contact with the guests and thus be able to recognise and fulfil their wishes, and to be both economically successful and to actively promote sustainable action and thinking. “We thank Eric Favre for everything he did for The Alpina Gstaad. We respect his decision”, says Nachson Mimran.
Sophie Rieder / AvS