Appointed General Manager
At Chedi Club Jimbaran in Bali , Indonesia
Anticipating the launch of its fourth luxury hotel on Bali, GHM has named Walter Hess
general manager of The Chedi Club Jimbaran Bali, set to open its doors later this year.
A 44-year-old Swiss native with a prominent career in destinations as diverse as the
Caribbean, Canada and Costa Rica, Hess arrives in Bali off his most recent post as
resident manager at the highly acclaimed Nam Hai in Hoi An, Vietnam. He received his
hospitality training in Hotel and Restaurant Management from the prestigious École
hôtelière de Lausanne, and spent five years honing his skills in the food and beverage
arena at hotels in Geneva and Bern before relocating to Malaysia to work at the Hyatt
Regency Hotel in the state of Johor. Between 1997 and 2009, Hess caught his stride in
key positions in the rooms divisions of a string of five-star Four Seasons hotels, where
he climbed the ranks from front desk supervisor to director of rooms. After a two-year
stint as Executive Assistant Manager of the One & Only Reethi Rah in the Maldives,
Hess joined Singapore-based hotel group GHM in 2012.