Wanted! Junior GM at the Badrutt’s Palace Hotel

Imagine being barely 12 years old and already the General Manager of one of the world’s most renowned traditional hotels.

For the 2014/15 winter season Badrutt’s Palace Hotel in Switzerland, introduces the position of a ‘Junior GM’ aimed exclusively at ambitious 5 to 12 year old ‘managers’. The chosen candidate will work alongside Hotel Director, Hans Wiedemann, examining the hotel’s offering for children, contributing suggestions for improvements and above all, they will represent the interests of the young guests.

On January 10, 2015, the chosen Junior GM will invite children aged 12 and under to the ‘Kids’ Pyjama Party’ at King’s Club, Switzerland’s oldest nightclub. The bouncers will only admit VIKs (very important kids) who adhere to the strict dress code (pyjamas only) and who are not afraid of a funpacked evening and a very long pillow fight. Even Hans Wiedemann is inquisitive about his small companion this winter season. The young advisor’s visits will be a new experience for the long-standing Managing Director & Delegate of the Board – with points on the agenda such as check-in for kids, guests’ feedback to the Kids Concierge and the ‘Junior GM Palace Game’.

What Next?

Applications for the position of Junior General Manager opened on September 24 to all boys and girls between the ages of 5 and 12 who speak German, English or Italian. Of course, the applicants shouldn’t have any reservations about talking to other people. In order to be considered, candidates need to download the questionnaire from the hotel’s website and complete the questions with their parents and create a short video about themselves, their hobbies and their family.

The Junior GM Office

All applications are to be sent to the ‘Junior GM Office’ by November 17, 2014. In terms of ‘salary’ the successful candidate will receive a Junior GM business outfit, travel and room costs, half board for themselves, their parents and two siblings on both visits during the winter season 2014/15, and also an additional week of relaxation for their family during the summer season 2015 (a seven-night stay including travel costs and half board), plus many exciting activities and surprises.


Period of application from September 24 to November 17, 2014

For more information, application forms and trailer go to www.badruttspalace.com/JuniorGM

Press conference (followed by a tour of the hotel with the Junior GM and Hans Wiedemann) on December 12, 2014

Junior GM weekend with journalists and their kids from December 12 to 14, 2014

Kids’ Pyjama Party in King’s Club on January 10, 2015 from 5.30-9.30pm (registration via Email to events@badruttspalace.com)

About Badrutt’s Palace Hotel

Badrutt’s Palace Hotel is a celebration of style, sports, cuisine and fashion, with discreet service and traditional elegance evoking an atmosphere of pampered luxury for all. An ideal destination in both winter and summer, the hotel is located in one of the most challenging ski areas in the world and offers a host of summer alpine activities. Badrutt’s Palace Hotel boasts 157 guestrooms and 37 suites with stunning views of the Swiss Alps. The hotel is a member of Leading Hotels of the World, Swiss Deluxe Hotels and Swiss Historic Hotels. Badrutt’s Palace Hotel opens its doors to guests this winter from December 6, 2014 to April 5, 2015.


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