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
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 the 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.