Industry Update
Appointment27 May 2014

Walter Hess

Appointed General Manager
At Chedi Club Jimbaran in Bali , Indonesia

Walter Hess 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.

Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL)

Walter Hess (Class of 1996) is a graduate of Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) in Lausanne - Switzerland
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General Hotel Management Ltd.

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