[photopress:swiss_belhotel_in_hefei.jpg,full,alignright]Swiss-Belhotel International is looking for properties further afield. The Hong Kong-based company was founded in 1986 and in China has Swiss-Beholtel in Changchun; Swiss-Belhotel on the Park, which is both a hotel and serviced apartments, in Wuhan; Swiss-Belhotel Hualun in Hefei, Anhui Province. It manages 21 properties world-wide and is seriously expanding.
The man behind it is Peter Gautschi who worked for The Peninsula Group for 30 years and was known by pretty well every journalist in Hong Kong. He is the consummate hotelier.
The new company has not confined itself to hotels but also offers management and consultancy in all aspects of the hotel, serviced apartments, club and golf operations.
In a sense it is different from the other hotel management companies in the it modifies its way of working to suit the client rather than the other way around. Although there is a strong strand of resemblance between each of the properties they are each more a working partnership between Swiss-Belhotel and the owners than is usual.