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Our values and our team

Fred Tschanz Gastgewerbe shows Zurich from its most hospitable side. Our operations are true Zurich originals – and are run with heart. 


As hosts, we are professionals with a heart. We put people at the centre of our activities and view our guests and staff as equals. We also treat business partners and suppliers as though they were regular guests.


Our venues are true Zurich originals. They are located in the heart of the city and have close ties to the city’s life. In short: if you want to experience Zurich, you have come to the right place – no matter whether you were born here, have moved here or are just visiting.


Fred Tschanz is a recognised name in Zürich. We are aware of this responsibility and carry the pioneering spirit of our founder into the future: through fair business conduct and long-term thinking free of short-lived trends.

Fred Tschanz Team

Head Office

Kristina Tanasic

Head of Human Resources

+41 44 267 47 64

Stefano Gagliardi

Head of Accounting

+41 44 267 47 67

Domenic Zembrod

Managing Director / Foundation board member

+41 44 267 47 60

Stéphanie Portmann

Owner / Managing Director

+41 44 267 47 60

Kurt Wodiczka

Head of Fred Tschanz Hotels

+41 79 694 55 79

Operations Manager

Volker Schirmer

Host Café Bar ODEON

+41 44 251 16 50

Timo Heumann

Director Walhalla Hotel & Guest House

+41 44 446 54 45

Cedric Nake

Director Leoneck Swiss Hotel

+41 44 254 22 20

Janina Kälin

Host Restaurant 8001

+41 44 261 40 55

Our operations

Located at an altitude of 431 m in Zurich’s most central district, Restaurant 8001 is the lowest-lying SAC hut in Switzerland: traditional Swiss cuisine with a modern twist.

Legendary, cosmopolitan and famous across the whole city – this is Café ODEON. Since 1911 it has been charming its guests with its distinct and timeless character.

Our history

Born into humble circumstances in 1929, Fred Tschanz’s career route reads like a fairy tale. Despite dreams to become a concert pianist, his path took him to the Hotel Management School in Lausanne.

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Media enquiries for Fred Tschanz Group operations

Would you like to know more about the Fred Tschanz operations? At the following link you will find our media contact as well as further information, including press releases and download options for high-resolution images.

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