Armando and Marianne Faes Swiss Restaurant Muggenbuehl Ex-Owners are having fun. Marianne & Armando are trained and qualified hospitality managers with a shared passion - spoiling guests! By Marianne Faes The Luxury Holiday Accommodation - Bay Guesthouse Contents The Swiss Restaurant we owned and managed for 27 Years Fine Dining Entree and Dessert Concept Your Host, Marianne Faes Your Host, Armando Faes The Swiss Restaurant we owned and managed for 27 Years Zuerich It was not exactly our idea to have a luxury holiday accommodation one day when we both became qualified hotel managers in our twenties. Our Restaurant was so much more realistic back then. That is what happens. Armando started that journey at the age of 23. The first few years as executive chef and later as a manager. Marianne came on board later on but soon took over, which enabled Armando to develop a new food producing company for the high-end retail market. Fine Dining Restaurant Muggenbuehl Zuerich The charming Swiss Building built in the 16th century had holiday accommodation rooms. Our primary focus was fine dining with that extra WOW factor. Entree and Dessert Concept Degustinis and Dolcinis Professional Chefs and Pastry Chefs presented their Entrees and Desserts from Trolleys which added entertainment and fun to the dining experience. Guests could choose Mini Portions of European Food classics - a bit like a Sushi Bar. Your Host, Marianne Faes Schoenenberg shovelling snow Marianne started her career in a Swiss Bank but soon decided to swap her accounting job to become a Hotelier. Marianne managed the Restaurant on her own even with being pregnant with Fabian and Sabrina. Having a Restaurant is not necessarily the ideal background for being a successful business owner and a great mother. The idea was born to turn the clock back, give up the Restaurant after 27 years focus on family and later on open a luxury holiday accommodation. Your Host, Armando Faes Christchurch celebrating Graduation After Armando sold his Food producing company to UNILEVER and after working as Freelancer R&D to support his product line for five years, he became a stay home dad. He often says this was the best time of his life. Armando often made fun about an easy job managing a household and look after kids. That soon changed in a very respectful attitude towards all stay home mums and dads. Perhaps it was that time when the dream was born to come to New Zealand to start a luxury holiday accommodation.