Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment - the real estate arm of the Persian Gulf destination’s sovereign wealth fund – is celebrating the reopening of the Hotel Schweizerhof in Bern, Switzerland.
The 150-year-old five-star hotel - located in the Swiss capital’s Old City - was partially opened April 16th and now all its 99 rooms are in service following an extensive renovation.
The hotel has previously accommodated stars such as Peter Ustinov, Grace Kelly and Elizabeth Taylor.
Mohammed bin Ali Al-Hedfa, chief executive of Qatari Diar, attended the grand opening night event with the mayor of the city of Bern, Alexander Tschäppät, and Bruno H. Schöpfer, the director of QDHP Swiss Management AG.
Other guests included Hollywood legend Ursula Andress and model Julia Saner, along with numerous personalities from the hotel trade and from the worlds of business, politics, diplomacy, culture and entertainment.
“Qatari Diar is proud to celebrate the reopening of this legendary hotel in the center of the Swiss capital.
“The newly renovated Hotel Schweizerhof Bern is a symbol of Qatari Diar commitment to luxury development that embraces local history and tradition while incorporating top international standards and design.
“We look forward to continuing our relationship with the city of Bern for years to come,” said Al-Hedfa.
The fully renovated five-star hotel was designed to combine the hotel’s tradition of luxury with contemporary flair, classic design and world-class service.
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