Chalet Spa began life in February 2008 with the launch of Chalet Spa Verbier and since then has evolved into the Chalet Spa Collection, comprising a range of exclusive rental properties and services. The properties provided within our collection embody historic elements of the original Swiss chalet concept, combined with the facilities and services of an exclusive 5* hotel and Spa. The services within our collection embrace both those normally associated with a luxury 5* hotel and a range of services for other chalet owners as well as our high net worth clients. Over the last few years, our service range has evolved to accommodate suggestions from our clients and personal contacts.
Today, the Chalet Spa brand and logos have been successfully registered as registered trade marks for our chosen products and services in Switzerland, the EU, the USA and Canada.
We strive to ensure that only properties and services of the highest quality are offered under our brands.
Chalet Spa Verbier and the Chalet Spa Collection were founded by Andy Turner, a private investor, originally from England, but now based in Switzerland.
After graduating in International Commercial Law, Andy specialized as a corporate lawyer with Laytons London, later joining Ernst & Young London. In 1996, he moved to Jersey to set up a corporate fiduciary business for Abacus Financial Services Group, where he became one of the owners and an executive director of the Group Board.
Abacus evolved into a significant wealth management business, with GBP23 billion assets under management, and in 2005 was acquired by Royal Bank of Canada, following which he became an Executive Board Director of RBC for the UK and Head of its international corporate division.
From 1996-2009, Andy was an active director of more than 20 companies and trustee for more than 300 corporate & high net worth trust structures, across a range of business sectors, including banking & finance, hedge funds, technology, pharmaceuticals, tobacco, major utilities, and private equity.
In 2009, Andy left RBC to focus on a range of private investments. One of these became the Chalet Spa Collection.
Our management team
Chalet Spa Verbier and our services managed in Switzerland are under the management of Nick Leftwich. Nick joined Chalet Spa Verbier for our opening in early 2008, and is in Switzerland all year round overseeing guest and client services and chalet operations. Nick is also involved supervising the expansion of our service range for clients.
1995 to 2003, Nick gained 8 years experience of health club and spa management, covering many aspects of the health and fitness industry, beauty therapy, lifestyle services, and club catering with an emphasis on healthy diet options. 2003 to 2007, Nick managed the property, operations and front of house customer service for a 100-cover restaurant in Jersey, British Channel Islands.
As Manager and Concierge for Chalet Spa Verbier and Chalet Spa, Nick brings an excellent skill set to the business, covering chalet management, operation and administration as well as delivery of a discreet 5* service to guests in terms of chalet services, rental operations, spa operations and ensuring a smooth concierge service from our Chalet Spa team.