ASSOCIATE PARTNER SWISS GUARDIANS AGENCY 

A hospitality industry Swiss expert with an eclectic career and profile, Philippe M. Rubod stands out  with his ability for change and crisis management, for problems solving, for his aptitude to think out of the box and rethink business models, for his creativity, and his unparalleled communication and people’s skills.

30 years experience in opening, managing, turning around, designing or developing iconic Hotels, Resorts, trendy restaurants and high-end tourist destinations on three continents: Europe, Middle east and USA.  

A graduate from Cornell School of Hotel Administration “General Manager’s Program”, Philippe Rubod was recognized among the 300 most influential Swiss personalities by Swiss business magazine Bilan/Bilanz in 2011.

Under his leadership, luxury properties and famous destinations have been distinguished among word’s best, have recovered profitability or substantially have maximized their performances.

Le Richemond Hotel Geneva was fully turned around and subsequently ranked Switzerland’s best hotel, and among world’s top 10 hotels by Institutional Investor Magazine.

The Hotel d’Angleterre Geneva was fully rehabilitated, became the first luxury boutique hotel on Geneva lakeside, and a favorite address for show business celebs.

Bürgenstock Hotels & Resorts (Lake Lucerne) became profitable again after 5 consecutive years of operations at loss.

The Ritz-Carlton Doha was awarded Qatar’s Leading Hotel by the World Travel Awards.

Swiss alpine destination Crans-Montana was pitched “One of the 45 destinations worldwide to go to” by The New York Times.

Hotel Métropole Geneva became the most same-year-awarded Swiss 5-star hotel by the World Luxury Hotels Awards and received the 2017 Global Excellence Award from Preferred Hotels & Resorts Group.  

Specialties
Hotels, Resorts & Restaurants Operations – Project design and management –  Asset management – Crisis and change management – Business turnaround – Training – Openings – F&B concepts – Destination Management – Strategic partnerships – Real Estate brokerage.