Switzerland News

The Royal Savoy Lausanne welcomes extravagant new spa

The Royal Savoy Lausanne welcomes extravagant new spa

8th Jul 2016 Hotel News Spa News

The Lake Geneva Region has welcomed the opening of the new spa at The Royal Savoy Lausanne. After an investment of 100 million Swiss Francs and a five-year complete renovation and expansion, the transformation of this iconic hotel is now complete. The 1500sqm Le Spa du Royal which opened this June is the latest addition to the hotel.

Geneva offers travellers free accommodation this summer

Geneva offers travellers free accommodation this summer

Awarded the title of Europe’s Leading City Break Destination by the World Travel Awards for the past two years, Geneva is unveiling a ground-breaking campaign aimed at showcasing its beautiful city to thousands of leisure travellers this summer. Known as an international business hub for its humanitarian role as the Capital of Peace, Geneva Tourism along with many of its partners are joining together to provide leisure travellers a chance to experience the city’s peaceful surroundings and activities with complimentary accommodations.

Qatar Airways to bring Boeing Dreamliner to Geneva route

Qatar Airways to bring Boeing Dreamliner to Geneva route

7th Apr 2016 Airline News Tourism News

Qatar Airways has announced a substantial aircraft upgrade on the Doha to Geneva route from July 1st 2016, to become the airline’s second Dreamliner route to Switzerland after Zürich. The route, which is currently operated by an Airbus A320 with 132 seats, will be served by the state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliner, almost doubling capacity on the direct daily service to 254 seats.

Breaking Travel News investigates: Hotel Atlantis by Giardino, Switzerland

Breaking Travel News investigates: Hotel Atlantis by Giardino, Switzerland

4th Apr 2016 Focus

As an urban retreat, Hotel Atlantis by Giardino seamlessly unites the luxury of a five-star superior city hotel with the natural surroundings of its green and peaceful location at the foot of the Üetliberg mountain. Here Mona Marti visits the freshly renovated property for Breaking Travel News and is whisked back a glamorous age when it was a stage for international guests and a meeting place for Zurich locals.

New brand identity from Geneva Tourism

New brand identity from Geneva Tourism

Geneva Tourism has unveiled its new identity, GENEVALIVE, a dynamic destination brand geared towards digital devices. The new brand is designed to help Geneva Tourism promote the city internationally and demonstrate everything it has to offer as a holiday hot spot. This new identity, which is firmly geared towards the digital world, is a way of ensuring brand consistency internally across the organisation but also of more effectively addressing external audiences and markets.

Norman Foster to oversee Kulm Hotel Pavillon redevelopment

Norman Foster to oversee Kulm Hotel Pavillon redevelopment

10th Feb 2016 Hotel News

The legendary Kulm Hotel St. Moritz has announced that British architect Lord Norman Foster is to oversee a £5.4 million refurbishment and extension of the Ice Pavillon in the Kulm Park. The Pavillon stands between the main hotel building and Chesa al Parc (one of the Kulm’s restaurants and the clubhouse for Kulm Golf St. Moritz); in front of it is the hotel’s outdoor ice rink (in winter) and tennis courts (in summer).

Marktgasse Hotel opens in Zurich, Switzerland

Marktgasse Hotel opens in Zurich, Switzerland

15th Dec 2015 Hotel News Tourism News

One of Zurich’s oldest inns has been restored into the chic new Marktgasse Hotel, combining a contemporary 39-bedroom boutique hotel with two restaurants and a bar. Tastefully mixing the old and the new, the Marktgasse Hotel cultivates an understated elegance with a refined sense of contemporary aesthetics and tremendous personality

Breaking Travel News investigates: Urban retreat Atlantis by Giardino opens in Zurich

Breaking Travel News investigates: Urban retreat Atlantis by Giardino opens in Zurich

2nd Dec 2015 Focus

Steve McQueen stayed there. Freddie Mercury gave an impromptu performance in the bar. Shirley MacLaine flirted with an employee. And Muhammad Ali prepared for a fight there. Welcome to an iconic landmark that has always played a central role in Zurich life. Welcome to the Atlantis by Giardino, which has reopened following an extensive renovation programme. Styled as an urban retreat, the 95-room hotel will provide a unique and indulgent alternative to the city’s current hotel offering.

Geneva voted Europe’s Leading City Break Destination at World Travel Awards

Geneva voted Europe’s Leading City Break Destination at World Travel Awards

For the second year in succession, Geneva has been named Europe’s Leading City Break Destination at the World Travel Awards. The honour came during a Gala Ceremony at Forte Village in Sardinia. In the face of stiff competition from cities such as Paris, London, Rome, Istanbul, Madrid, Lisbon, Venice and Dublin, as well as new nominees Porto and Lodz, Geneva becomes part of the new trend of “city break” trips, i.e. short weekend breaks.

SkyWork Airlines launches new Swiss flights from London City

SkyWork Airlines launches new Swiss flights from London City

23rd Jul 2015 Airline News

SkyWork Airlines has launched flights from London City Airport to the Swiss cities Basel and Bern. Flights are operated by a twin-engine turboprop Saab 2000 aircraft, departing at 07:20 between Monday and Friday with a Sunday service departing at 17:20. A weekday evening route departing at 18:10 will also come into service from Tuesday September 1st.