Andrea Scherz (50), co-owner and GM of Gstaad Palace, is Switzerland’s hotelier of 2019. He grew up in the hotel business, because the Family Scherz is running the hotel for the third generation. Before Andrea Scherz started at the Gstaad Palace, he worked for various hotels such as the Beau-Rivage in Lausanne, the Savoy in London, and the InterContinental in Geneva. Before that he completed a variety of internships in the United States and Italy. Andrea Scherz now also has a seat in such various administrative boards of the tourism and hotel industry as Swiss Deluxe Hotels, Leading Hotels of the World and the Gstaad-Saanenland Airport Association. Andrea Scherz graduated from the École hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) and has the highest degree in Hotel Management from the Swiss Hotelier’s Association. He speaks fluent German, English, French and Italian.