At the age of just 24, Giovanni Melis received the award "Best Young Chef of the Year, Germany" in 1998. For the renowned hotel chain "Kempinski", he opened Italian restaurants all over the world, he accompanied Dolce and Gabbana as a private chef for 3 years, he has participated in broadcasts of the TV format "Kochduell" both in Italy and Switzerland and cooked for the Italian national team as a chef. In addition, the consumer guide "Consumo" launched its own cooking series with Giovanni in 2019 under the title "Cook it like Gio".
Giovanni Melis has already opened five-star hotels in Sardinia and Switzerland and worked as a restaurateur in Zurich from 2017 to 2021. Now Giovanni Melis is writing the new chapter of "La Colombe Boutique Hotel" in Zug with his partner, Aline Sigrist.
Born in Zug, Aline Sigrist discovered her passion for the hotel industry at the age of 20. Fascinated by the international feel and lively atmosphere in the halls of the grand hotels, she studied hospitality management at the acclaimed SHL Swiss Hotel Management School in Lucerne from 2005 to 2009. Her aim was clear: to run a small but exquisite hotel one day. Her journey took her from Geneva to St. Tropez, Miami and back to Zug.
From 2016 to 2022, Aline Sigrist looked after the international clientele of a large corporation in Zug as a Customer Relations and Event Manager. The qualified hotelier has extensive experience in the luxury hotel industry, and La Colombe Boutique Hotel is a long-awaited dream come true for her.