Hosts & Team

Work with heart, soul and passion

Host Martina Hettegger was born to be a host. Growing up in our main hotel in Grossarl, Martina Hettegger learned early on what really matters.

She has been managing the Hotel EDELWEISS in Berchtesgaden with passion, heart and soul since the opening in May 2010. Together with hotel director Christoph Schimpl and her brother, kitchen director Stefan Hettegger, and many hard-working and long-standing employees, she ensures the special, family-like EDELWEISS feel-good ambience every day.

Martina Hettegger always has an open ear for our guests, but also for our team, and always likes to take time for a talk with guests at our EDELWEISS bar. Perhaps soon with you too?

Martina Hettegger

Host

"For three generations we have been looking after the well-being of our guests. Together we live and work as a family business. The whole family pitches in, because we share a passion for our houses as well as for our guests. I am proud of our team, what they do every day to make our guests' stay the best days of the year. Returning guests are the greatest compliment for what we do. We live our motto come as guests and leave as friends."

Christoph Schimpl

Hotel director

When Christoph Schimpl talks about his work, his eyes start to sparkle. For four years he was head chef at Hotel EDELWEISS. Then he thought: "There is so much potential here. I want to make more of it!" - and without further ado trained to become F&B manager. In the meantime, the Upper Austrian-born is the hotel director of the EDELWEISS Berchtesgaden and therefore responsible for everything that has to do with organisation, planning, logistics and implementation of the entire hotel operation.

Stefan Hettegger

Executive Chef

The brother of host Martina Hettegger is responsible for all the kitchens in our restaurants as kitchen director.
After holding positions in the great kitchens of Austria and Switzerland, he first worked as head chef in our restaurant PANORAMA and has been in charge of all kitchens since 2019.

„Come as guests and leave as friends“

Welcome! A smile, a handshake, a feeling – the “in the best of hands” feeling. At EDELWEISS, you get that from the very first moment. Numerous hard-working hands take care of the whole package, the feel-good ambience and the big and small holiday pleasures in front of and behind the scenes. Do you have any questions? Our team is always happy to help.

The EDELWEISS Team

One team – One strand– One goal

Up to 150 employees pull together at Hotel EDELWEISS and give their best every day to turn the most beautiful days of the year into a time of absolute well-being for our guests. Get to know the individual faces behind the departments of the hotel:

Katharina Peschik

Head of Reception

Sandra Kasberger

Head of Events & Groups

Edita Pochopień

Head of EDELWEISS Spa

Lorenz Hettegger

Head Chef of main cuisine

Victor Nagy

Head Chef of Restaurant PANORAMA

Cornel Plamberger

Head Chef of Gasthof NEUHAUS

Rebecca Osterer

Service Manager

Manuela Ziegler

Head of Hotelrestaurant

Adrienn Melkovic

Team leader of Restaurant PANORAMA

Zuzanna Prekler

Team leader of Restaurant EINKEHR

Nico Martin

Team leader of Gasthof NEUHAUS

Nikolina Babic Mujkic

Head of Housekeeping

Elisabeth Thaler

Head of Marketing

Maria Trixl

Human Resources & Accounting

Karin Dieterich

Recruiting

Andreas Obermeier

Head of Engineering