Jörg Arnold appointed General Manager of The Chedi Andermatt and will head up hotels of the Andermatt Swiss Alps Group
Jörg Arnold is assuming leadership of The Chedi Andermatt as General Manager on 1 October 2023; he simultaneously becomes Cluster Director of Hotels Andermatt for Orascom Hotels Management. In this role, he will be continuing to manage the growth of the hotels as well as the development into a prime alpine destination. Jörg Arnold (born 1960) was most recently General Manager of the 5* Hotels Storchen and Widder in Zurich as well as Alex in Thalwil.
Originating from the canton of Uri, Jörg Arnold has more than 35 years of experience in
international tourism and hotel business, both in strategic and operational management. For
the last 22 years, Arnold worked in the hotel Storchen in Zurich, as General Manager since
2006 and also as General Manager of the 5* Widder (Zurich) and Alex (Thalwil) hotels since
2020. Jörg Arnold is a member of the board of management of the Ecole hôtelière de
Lausanne (EHL) and has been a member of the HotellerieSuisse association management
for many years, as well as Vice President of Zürich Tourismus. He has also been on the
executive board of Schweiz Tourismus.
Jörg Arnold will be directly managing The Chedi Andermatt as General Manager at the
Andermatt Swiss Alps Group. As a Cluster Director of the Andermatt hotels, on behalf of
Orascom Hotels Management , he will also be managing the business area with the hotels
The Chedi Andermatt, Radisson Blu Reussen and the holiday apartments Andermatt Alpine
Apartments . The initial work on the third hotel, which is also part of the Group, started in
2023. The opening is planned for 2027/28. The collaboration of the hotels will also provide
the Andermatt Swiss Alps Group with additional growth opportunities on the international
market as well as synergies from reinforced cooperation.
“We are delighted that Jörg Arnold is taking on management of The Chedi Andermatt. His
wide-ranging experience will further develop the success story of the Andermatt beacon,”
says Samih Sawiris, President of the Board of Directors of the Andermatt Swiss Alps AG.
“His network in training and further development as well as in tourism are a huge
opportunity for the whole hospitality sector of the Group to push our high expectations
forward, developing it further into a year-round destination,” Samih Sawiris continues.
Andermatt Swiss Alps AG – Welcome home.
Andermatt Swiss Alps AG, with registered office in Andermatt, plans, builds, and develops the year-round destination of Andermatt. In 2009 Andermatt Reuss came into being, with apartment buildings, hotels, and chalets. The Andermatt Swiss Alps Group owns the The Chedi Andermatt and Radisson Blu Reussen hotels, an 18-hole, par-72 championship golf course and the Andermatt Concert Hall. A close partnership is in place with Andermatt-Sedrun Sport AG (SkiArena Andermatt-Sedrun, the gastrobrand Mountain Food and the Swiss Snowsports School Andermatt) and its majority shareholder Vail Resorts, Inc. for developing the destination. Vail Resorts, the largest operator of ski resorts, and Andermatt Swiss Alps are together pursuing the vision of becoming The Prime Alpine Destination. In doing so, they are committed to an intact environment and a sustainable future that will enable coming generations to have an extraordinary home. During high season, Andermatt Swiss Alps and Andermatt-Sedrun Sport AG have more than 1,000 employees working at the locations in Altdorf, Andermatt and Sedrun.