Boutique Hotel Owner: Arnaud Zannier

Founder of Zannier Hotels

Born in 1973 in Saint-Chamond (France).

Child of Roger Zannier, renowned French fashion entrepreneur.

Childhood & elementary school in Saint-Paul-en- Jarez (France).

Boarding School in Genève from the age of 16 years old (Switzerland).

Integrates a Business School in Paris after his A- grade (France).

Starts his career in the fashion industry as International Business Developer for Kickers in London (UK). Develops the brand at international level for 5 years, between 1997 & 2001.

In 2001, launches n.d.c. made by hand, his own luxury shoe company (Forward Design). Shoes designed and crafted in Europe by artisans working in family ateliers, made with leathers selected from the finest tanneries in Tuscany, England & America. Distribution in over 350 of the world’s finest boutiques, including n.d.c. stores in Brussels and Paris. Remains CEO until August 2018.

In 2011, wants to realize a personal dream and penetrates the hospitality industry with Zannier Hotels. Buys La Ferme de mon Père, Michelin star restaurant from chef Marc Veyrat, and launches Le Chalet Zannier in Megève (France), first boutique hotel of the group. Opens 3 more hotels: Phum Baitang (Cambodia) in 2005, 1898 The Post (Belgium) in 2017 & Omaanda (Namibia) in 2018. Currently works on 4 new hotels’ development projects.

Check out some images of Arnaud’s boutique hotels