The iconic Swiss resort of Verbier, with its world-class terrain and legendary après-ski, remains among the top ski destinations in the Alps. Situated in a sunny, south-facing bowl with spectacular views of the surrounding peaks, Verbier is less than 2 hours from Geneva Airport and close to the borders of France and Italy. Verbier is the main gateway to Les 4 Vallées ski area that features a sophisticated network of cable cars and gondolas providing easy access to 410km (255 miles) of marked runs, as well as some of Europe's best lift-served off-piste skiing. With its shops, restaurants, hotels and stunning views, but also with a nightlife second to none, Verbier attracts people from all over the world for unforgettable holidays. Thanks to the exceptional quality of life, events and services which include a private international school and a world-class classical music festival, Verbier is the home to a growing international community.
Born and raised in Switzerland, Nicolas Koch has extensive experience living and working in an international environment. Since earning a degree in Management Studies, he has spent time in Geneva and St. Barths providing a variety of customer services to international clients. After relocating to Verbier in 2007 Nicolas has focused his experience in real estate, property management, and event planning. Nicolas builds and maintains excellent relationships with his clients, and shares their love for the region, mountains, and alpine architecture.
After many years working for a successful relocation company in Geneva, Vanessa brought her extensive knowledge and experience in multicultural hospitality services to Verbier. She is a Swiss and Swedish national with educational background in PR, Communication, and Photography, earned in Sweden and in the United States. Beyond her know-how in logistical planning and management, she has a significant international network, and will enthusiastically share her tips and knowledge of the region. Vanessa lives and works in Verbier, passionately enthralled by the mountains and skiing.
With his international background and experience in the service industry, Pedro Torres joined the VHS Private Office team in the fall 2015. He has resided in Verbier since 2004, enthusiastically living his passion for the mountains and nature. He is an avid photographer and uses his creativity to capture Verbier's majestic landscape. Pedro speaks English, French and Portuguese fluently, which makes him a valuable addition to our multicultural team.
A Canadian by birth and a global citizen for the last 16 years, Angeline has executed numerous marketing campaigns as an international marketing executive. With extensive experience in the marketing and sales of resort real estate, Angéline has worked with a number of internationally recognized organizations. She brings expertise in strategic communication, branding, campaign development and execution as well marketing strategy. When Angéline is not working on a new campaign you can find her blazing trails in the Val de Bagnes and Verbier where she established in 2011.
Nicolas Testart has lived in Verbier since his first arrival in the early 90’s. Mandated to run one of the towns infamous nightclubs owned by old friends from Gothenburg, Nicolas worked several years in the service sector including his experience as a partner in a retail shop together with his wife. In 2002 Nicolas began his co-ownership of VHS Hospitality Services. In 2008 he became a partner at FIMA Architecture with the responsibility of overseeing client needs during the construction phase of various projects. Among several developments, FIMA has been the principal construction partner of Les Trois Rocs SA including the W Hotel.
After spending 20 years managing his various companies in the music industry, Florian Steiger founded Steiger&Cie in order to leverage his passion for the Swiss Alps and create an expertise developing some of the most coveted real estate properties in Zermatt, Verbier & Crans-Montana. Beyond property knowledge he is a seasoned and extremely well-connected adviser for any project in the finest alpine resorts where he has been hiking and skiing since childhood.
Jan has lived in Verbier since 1991. He has an educational background from the Hotel School in Lausanne, and owned/operated the Farinet Hotel in Verbier for 10 years. Jan founded VHS Verbier Hospitality Services in 2001 and is very well established in the real estate market of Verbier. Jan has held leading roles within corporate and non-profit sectors. He is the President and Founder of the Non-Violence Project Foundation, a world leading organization promoting social change through education.
Jean-Charles Roguet graduated from the University of Geneva in 1965. He started his career as a junior associate in the law firm Lachenal, Dutoit, Brechbühl & Cottier. He was admitted to the bar in 1967 and he was an associate of the firm until 1972. In 1972, he created his own law firm Auberson & Roguet. In 1992, he joined as partner the law firm Lachenal, Brechbühl, Cottier, Roguet, which, in 2001, merged with Pestalozzi Gmuer & Patry, later known as Pestalozzi Lachenal Patry and today as Meyerlusterberger/Lachenal. His practice areas are corporate and commercial law, immigration and sport law. He is the trusted advisor of renowned private clients and is a board member of numerous Swiss foundations.