Le Rosey, forerunners of the global village, is 100 years old and become beacon of culture.
It is the only college in the world to have two campuses: in Rolle, a few kilometers from Geneva, and in the winter away in Gstaad where Le Rosey this year celebrated its centenary. It was the consecration of a school run I do familiare.Te the Switzerland! With the franc to the stars and the housing market to the stables. Effect Franz Weber and the House of the People (I swear they call it so, and it’s very old-fashioned Soviet Union) tightens bolts on second homes (those for the benefit of tax exiles, for instance). Banking secrecy abolished, banks swear “transparency” and Gstaad closes the shutters on a season to say the least schizophrenic.
Has the last name of a famous composer and musical flair that comes from his first passion, teacher and mountain guide. Marcel Bach, real estate entrepreneur figure in the charts Bilanz, the bible of Scrooge, as the most powerful man in Gstaad. With communication skills and multilingual, its customers have become his friends, some of his business partners. The last is called Christian Volkers, inventor of the global agency real estate brokerage, the Engel & Volkers (and polo team) mixing an unbeatable team spirit.
Marcel Bach ends the season in the black. Meanwhile has transformed his vision into reality. For his Glacier 3000, restaurant with spectacular views of the glacier plateau (partner Bernie Ecclestone, the Formula One boss) called Mario Botta, the architect who restored La Scala. Bach patiently waited twenty years to get permits to build the Alpina, a little gem of woodwork and design, inaugurated by Prince Albert of Monaco and in the evening are stretched attovagliati Elton John, Madonna and John Travolta.
All to say: “The five-star hotel is in crisis.” Instead he with his boutique hotel, only suites, a spa, a scream, three restaurants, one Michelin star, has devastated the competition. Marcel Bach is also skilled in the chosen partner to the height of its projects en grandeur as Jean-Claude Mimran, president eponymous industrial giant food. Meanwhile Marcel his residences does not sell below 50 thousand per square meter, as in Rome in Via Condotti. There are those who would like to sit in Parliament together with Erich von Siebenthal, deputy local and green for the UDC, The Peasants’ Party (and therefore of reference for farmers and craftsmen). Eric does not forget its origins simple and winter working at the ski resort of Wasserngrat helping madame to rise chairlift. Can you imagine that the free-range Salvini in Ponte di Legno ski lift system in the bottoms of sciure!
It is the only college in the world to have two campuses: in Rolle, a few kilometers from Geneva, and in the winter away in Gstaad where Le Rosey this year celebrated its centenary. It was the consecration of a family-run school, with Philippe and Christophe Gudin, father and son, respectively, owner and general manager, while his daughter Maria Noelle is responsible for the Foundation Le Rosey. A sort of Gudin-cracy that maintains close ties between former students as the most valuable asset dell’Educandato: anywhere in the world there is an ancien Roséen ready to welcome former students. The Aiar (Association Internationale des Anciens Roséens), a network of international contacts, offers job opportunities, internships or assumptions as to the alumni. It is always so (and in times of global crisis is not just a resource). Le Rosey, a sort of global village before its time, before the invention of the Internet. School spirit transcends the barriers of nationality, race and culture. The waiting list is long to access it: every year about 350 are candidates for the entrance exam. Students from sixty countries, one in three passes. The son of Charlie Chaplin was rejected.
Le Rosey was brushed in novels such as “American Psycho” by Bret Easton Ellis’s and “The Unfinished Novel” by Truman Capote. And now it is also given a 900-seat theater, the Carnal Hall, 8,650 square feet of design overlooking Lake Geneva, a plant that looks like a futuristic flying saucer, crossed by a shaft of light, lying on a platform of grass green. Childbirth creative architect Bernard Tschumi, so the dream of visionary Philippe Gudin has become reality. Home to the London Symphony Orchestra at the St. Petersburg Philharmonic. A billboard as to die of envy La Scala.