We are obviously a bit of a “Grand Old Lady”, with our 115 years and our insistence on service and hospitality. But at the same time, we follow the times, our cooking is contemporary and we can pamper you in a sensual, modern spa. This four-star plus hotel was completely renovated and sensitively returned to its roots by Basle architects Buchner Bründler between 2006 and 2013. In this comfortable, family atmosphere, surrounded by ancient, knotty maples and high mountains, you will find rest and happiness.
Daily entrusted with the beautiful task of fulfilling your wishes and expectations: Franziska Richard, member of the owner family, with her 55-member team. They are happy to be your hosts.
Franziska Richard (born in 1968) is a member of the Richard family which owns the hotel. She is a qualified hotelier-restaurateur (Hotel Management School Thun) and gained her professional experience both in first-class Swiss hotels and as a long-standing specialist journalist in the hotel and catering industry. In her free time, she likes to get inspiration from good restaurants and hotels, read, hike and travel.
"I am a hunter and gatherer," says Marc Richard with a grin, who takes care of wine consulting and guest services at the "Bellevue" and is a member of the Richard family of owners. Discovering the latest and best wines and advising guests competently is his great passion. The trained business economist is not only a great wine lover, but also passionate about skiing.
Marc Richard has a deep connection to the "Bellevue", because he ultimately owes his existence to this hotel. This is where the romance between his parents began.
The Zurich native goes through life with the following wisdom: treat every person with respect.
Jürgen Willing has had the pleasure of heading the “Bellevue” kitchen since 2003. This native of Düsseldorf has professional experience in both traditional inns and Michelin-star restaurants in Germany and Switzerland. His cooking style? Elegant but spirited and never heavy. He particularly appreciates regional products. Jürgen Willing, who has a 17-year old son, is a big football fan. In the autumn he walks through the forest to look for mushrooms and along the lakes to fish.
Jiri Urban has been working as chef de partie in the Bellevue kitchen for 12 seasons. He began his cooking career in the Czech Republic, soon moving beyond the country's borders to southern England, then to Austria's Zillertal, before joining us. His 2-year-old twins keep him pretty busy and he shouldn't get bored as a sous chef either. The 32-year-old steps into the kitchen's shoes when head chef Jürgen Willing is absent.
Even as a child Brigitte Suter never got bored; she grew up on a farm with two siblings. Today, it is her job that keeps this native of Solothurn on her toes. A trained service employee, she graduated from the Hotel Management School in Thun a few years ago and is now head of the front office. She has lived in Adelboden for 11 years. She is infatuated with her two cats and enjoys hiking in the beautiful mountains.
In her job as head of housekeeping, it's always about balance. Helena likes to practice this in her free time on the stand-up paddle. Preferably with her dog Max on board. Cycling and camping are further hobbies of the nature-loving 28-year-old Slovakian. The qualified nurse has lived in Adelboden for almost 6 years and has always remained loyal to Bellevue.
Born in Adelboden, ended up in Adelboden. This is how Larissa Hari sums up her career. She is the competent contact person for your reservations. This 26-year old earned a diploma from a hotel school, then broadened her knowledge of English and amassed professional experience in the USA and in Canada. She balances her work by playing tennis and curling and by cooking.
Even though Martina Pfenninger is not originally from the mountains, as she grew up in Bern, she knows ours better than many people. This comes from her great passion, hiking. Since her commercial apprenticeship, she has remained loyal to the hotel industry, first at the reception and for some years now in Human Resources. She has an open ear for everyone and everything.