Appointed General Manager
At La Réserve Eden au Lac in Zurich, Switzerland
La Réserve Eden au Lac Zurich began welcoming back guests on May 12 after a short closure due to Covid-19. The property opened on January 8, 2020 following a two-year restoration project helmed by Philippe Starck. The French Empire-style building dates back to 1909 and houses the only luxury hotel located on Lac Zurich. Taking inspiration from the location, Starck wanted to give guests the feeling of being on a yacht. He lent his signature contemporary touch with neutral tones and sleek metal accents, while honoring the building's historical elements, revealing the original exposed red brick, marble and hardwood floors, and keeping the iconic blue-and-white-striped awnings that adorn the lake-facing façade. The majority of the 40 rooms and suites have views of the lake and many have their own private balcony or terrace. La Réserve Eden au Lac joins hotelier Michel Reybier's La Réserve collection of hotels in Geneva (2003), Ramatuelle (2009) and Paris (Apartments in 2007 and Hotel in 2015).