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.
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.
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.