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Zurich, Nov 2011

Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts has appointed Jürg Siegenthaler as its new Vice President Marketing & Sales. The 51-year-old, who until recently held the post of Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing for Kempinski Hotels & Resorts, is taking over from Petra Götting who is leaving the company at the end of the year.

Jürg Siegenthaler began his career at Swissair, where he held a variety of positions over the course of 22 years, finally holding the post of General Manager from 1993 to 2002. Prior to that, his international duties in his role as Head of Sales & Marketing and as Station
Manager took him to Turkey, France, Germany, Russia, Spain and Gabon in central Africa.

From 2002 he worked as Executive Vice President Marketing & Sales for Thiel Logistics AG in Luxembourg. Then, in 2005, he was appointed Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing for Kempinski Hotels & Resorts in Geneva. Born in Switzerland, J. Siegenthaler completed an MBA in International Business and a Master of Science (MSc) in Transcultural Management in St. Gallen.

Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts

Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts ( is an award winning and distinctive group of deluxe hotels, combining renowned Swiss hospitality with contemporary design, personalised service, charm and efficiency. Located in popular gateway destinations and city centres, the hotels provide convenient access to business and shopping districts. The group's Swiss heritage ensures organisational competence, attention to detail, safety and a superlative guest experience.

The international hotel chain is owned by FRHI Holdings Limited, a leading global hotel company with 101 hotels and resorts worldwide under the Raffles, Fairmont and Swissôtel brands. The company also manages Fairmont and Raffles branded Residences, Estates and luxury private residence club properties.