Tschuggen Hotel Group will welcome the Valsana Hotel to its collection on December 7th. Built from scratch on the site of the previous property, the hotel is created from handcrafted stone and wood to the highest environmental and energy standards.
With presence in more than 70 countries across the globe, Hard Rock International is expanding its hotel portfolio to the Swiss Alps, announcing plans to open Hard Rock Hotel Davos. Working in collaboration with International Hospitality Service, the owner of Spenglers Hotel and Holsboer Residences in Davos, Hard Rock will electrify the region in December 2017.
Motel One has opened its second hotel in Switzerland: Motel One Zürich. The 394-room hotel enjoys a city centre location and unusual design themes inspired by Switzerland, Lake Zurich and chocolate, which reflect the city’s prominence and elegance.
One of Switzerland’s most famous hotels, Bürgenstock Resort Lake Lucerne, is to re-open its doors on August 28th, following a nine-year, US$569 million construction project. The work has seen the historic hideaway restored as an exclusive destination for health, leisure and culture tourists, as well as MICE and business travellers.
Atlantis by Giardino has promoted 44-year-old Kai Spehr from deputy manager to general manager, replacing Martin Vossen who has moved on to be chief executive of a group of hotels in the Maldives.
Hotelier Stefan Noll is to become general manager of the Tschuggen Grand Hotel in Arosa, Switzerland, in September 2017.
Seasoned hotelier Stephan Post has been named as the new general manager of Park Gstaad. Post joins Park Gstaad this summer from his most recent assignment as general manager of the Intercontinental Davos, also in Switzerland.
Jet2.com is making sure skiers can hit the slopes while reinforcing its position as Yorkshire’s largest airline, by adding more flights and capacity to leading ski destination, Geneva. The news means that Jet2.com is currently the only airline serving Geneva from Leeds Bradford in winter 2017/18.
The number of UK tourists visiting Geneva last year rose 2.9 per cent, in comparison to the same period in 2015, official figures showed. Tourism, both business and leisure, is an important economic driver for Geneva and these figures demonstrate the popularity of Geneva with the UK market.
Montagne Alternative welcomes visitors to the beauty of centuries-old Alpine farm buildings that have been lovingly converted into modern living spaces. Sitting in the heart of the well-preserved mediaeval village of Commeire, this is a place for authentic tourism, a place that enables frequent contact with nature. Here Breaking Travel News editor Chris O’Toole visits to find out more.