On Friday, 13 March, Emanuel Berger received the
“Golden Globe” from ITB Berlin. The Swiss hotelier has been exhibiting
at ITB Berlin without a break since the early 1970s.
When Emanuel Berger took over as manager of the
Grand Hotel Victoria-Jungfrau in Interlaken in 1970 it was what he
described as “an elegant lady with torn underwear”. Gradually, and
with a remarkable awareness of the changes taking place in the
hotel industry, this intensely committed hotelier is responsible
for the distinctive appearance of the Grand Hotel as it is today.
In just a few years Berger turned the hotel, situated at the foot
of the internationally renowned mountain backdrop of the Eiger,
Jungfrau and Mönch, into an outstanding international address. The
success of this exceptional hotelier is borne out by the many
awards he has already achieved.
Even after vacating the
manager’s position Berger was not content to rest on his laurels,
taking over as general operations manager for the Victoria
Jungfrau-Collection, which comprises the Palace Luzern, the Eden
au Lac Zürich and the Bellevue Palace Bern.
In the words of David Ruetz, Senior
Manager of ITB Berlin: “From the very beginning, in the
1970s, Mr. Berger has been one of our most important
partners, supporting ITB Berlin not only in his capacity
as a hotelier, but also as a representative of one of
the world’s leading hotels.”
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