New director for the Carlton Hotel in St. Moritz: in the autumn, Philippe D. Clarinval will take over as executive host of the Tschuggen Hotel Group's five-star hotel in the Engadine.
Mr Clarinval, originally from Central Switzerland, will succeed Laurence and Dominic Bachofen, who are leaving the company after 14 successful years to embark in a new direction and dedicate themselves to a non-corporate project. “Taking over the management of this five-star hotel rich in history yet still modern, is a great honour. I am delighted to have the opportunity of playing a part in its future development”, explains the 42-year-old hotelier as he looks forward to the new challenge.
Following completion of his MBA degree in hotel management, Mr Clarinval has worked around the world. After holding several managerial positions in Europe, the USA and Asia, and then serving as Resident Manager of Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts in Indonesia and Malaysia, he spent seven years as Managing Director of the five-star Omnia Mountain Lodge luxury hotel in Zermatt, transforming it into one of Switzerland's leading hotels.
The multilingual Swiss-Belgian citizen is also President of the AlpAdria Chapter of the Cornell Hotel Society and a member of the European Hotel Managers Association.
100 years of the Carlton Hotel St. Moritz
The Carlton Hotel opened during the Christmas season of 1913 and was the fifth luxury hotel in St. Moritz in the Engadine region. It experienced a golden age during the 1930s with guests arriving from around the world. In 2007, the Kipp-Bechtolsheimer family, owners of the hotel, succeeded in bringing back the glamour and charm of this era following a complete renovation that lasted 18 months. Today, the Carlton Hotel is among the most spectacular hotels in Switzerland with its fantastic location at around 2000 metres above sea level and the breathtaking views out across Lake St. Moritz. Combining historical and modern elements and incorporating elaborate superior-quality details, interior designer Carlo Rampazzi succeeded in creating an atmosphere that not only allows guests to experience the luxury of a five-star hotel, but also invites them to explore a magical world of luxury, beauty and well-being. Most recently, the Carlton was named Switzerland's Leading Hotel 2016.
Further information can be found at www.carlton-stmoritz.ch