GHM has named Walter Hess general manager of The Chedi Club Jimbaran Bali, set to open its doors later this year.
Hess will draw on more than two decades of experience at a constellation of five-star hotels on four continents to shepherd the debut of the 34-villa property at Jimbaran Bay.
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.
“Anytime we can promote from within, we do,” said GHM President Hans R. Jenni. “Walter Hess knows GHM, knows the GHM guest, and with his experience, he will be a good fit for this destination. At Jimbaran, our guests-to-come will immediately realise the benefits of a seasoned GHM manager at the helm.”
Hess received his hospitality training in Hotel and Restaurant Management from École hôtelière de Lausanne.