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Hotel executive

Reto Wittwer, Swiss hotel executive. Served with Swiss Mountain Infantry; Member Des Anciens De Lausanne.; Club: Rotary (2d secretary, Surabaya).


Wittwer, Reto was born on November 15, 1948 in Zurich, Switzerland. Son of Hans and Marietta (Gallati) Wittwer.


Student, College St. Gingolph, Valis, 1963—1964. Student, Professional School Zurich, 1964—1966. Student, Doctor Raeber Commercial School, Zurich, 1966—1968.

Student, Swiss Hotel Management School, Lausanne, Switzerland, 1968—1970.


General manager Montparnasse Park Hotel. Front office traine Palace Hotel, 1969—1970. Credit controller Inter-Contonental Hotels, 1970—1972, F&B management trainee ICH Frankfurt, Germany, 1972, assistant F&B manager, 1972—1975, F&B manager Tehran, Iran, 1975—1976.

Director, F&B operations Mandarin International, 1976—1978. Executive assistant manager Peninsula Group, 1978—1979. Resident manager Hyatt Montreal, Canada, 1979—1980, Hyatt Acapulco, Mexico, 1979—1980.

General manager Hyatt Bumi Surabaya, Indonesia, since 1980. President, Chief Executive Officer CIGA Hotels, 1992—1995. Various positions, including general manager, vice president, Far East Asia, senior vice president, operations, president & Chief Executive Officer Swisshotel Group.

First vice chairman, member, board management Kempinski AG. President, Chief Executive Officer Kempinski Hotel Group, since 1995. Board directors JohnsonDiversey Holdings, Inc., 2002—2009.

With Swiss Mountain Infantry.


Served with Swiss Mountain Infantry. Member Des Anciens De Lausanne. Club: Rotary (2d secretary, Surabaya).


Married Phan Wittwer, May 3, 1976. Children: Natalie, Olivier.

Hans Wittwer

Marietta (Gallati) Wittwer

Phan Wittwer

Olivier Wittwer

Natalie Wittwer