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Norman Foster to oversee Kulm Hotel Pavillon redevelopment

Norman Foster to oversee Kulm Hotel Pavillon redevelopment

10 February 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

15 December 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

2 December 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

23 July 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.

Manuel Salchli, Switzerland Expo 2015 pavilion director

Manuel Salchli, Switzerland Expo 2015 pavilion director

11 June 2015 Videos

Switzerland was the first country to join Expo Milano 2015, presenting a pavilion which reflects on the scarcity of food resources in specific areas around the world. Breaking Travel News editor talks with pavilion director Manuel Salchli to find more about the eye opening concept.

Breaking Travel News interview: Manuel Salchli, Switzerland Expo 2015 pavilion director

Breaking Travel News interview: Manuel Salchli, Switzerland Expo 2015 pavilion director

Switzerland was the first country to join Expo Milano 2015, presenting a pavilion which reflects on the scarcity of food resources in specific areas around the world. The pavilion is made up of four towers, full of local food products which the visitor can take away. But there is a limit to the resources available; to exceed that limit is to deprive other visitors of the same opportunities. Breaking Travel News editor talks with pavilion director Manuel Salchli to find more about the eye opening concept.

Emirates launches second daily A380 service to Zurich

Emirates launches second daily A380 service to Zurich

11 April 2015 Airline News Tourism News

Emirates is launching a second daily A380 service to Zurich, adding 945 seats a week on the route, with 280 in First Class and Business Class. Commencing October 1st 2015, Emirates flights EK85/86, currently operated by a Boeing 777-300ER, will be upgraded to an A380. The first A380 was introduced on the route in January 2014; since then, more than 345,000 passengers have chosen to fly Emirates’ flagship aircraft to and from Zurich.

Swiss entrepreneur reveals plan for tallest hotel on earth

Swiss entrepreneur reveals plan for tallest hotel on earth

31 March 2015 Hotel News Spa News

Swiss entrepreneur Remo Stoffel has unveiled a design for what promises to become the world’s tallest hotel. The structure, to be situated in Vals in the Swiss Alps, is designed to reach a height of 381 metres, which once completed in 2019. This will eclipse the JW Marriott Marquis hotel in Dubai, which currently holds the record at 355 metres tall. According to Stoffel, who is chairman of Dubai-based Farnek, one of the leading facilities management companies in the Middle East, the inspiration for the hotel came from Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, ruler of Dubai.

Injuries reported following Swiss rail crash

Injuries reported following Swiss rail crash

20 February 2015 Rail & Coach News

At least five people have been injured following a train crash in Switzerland. A suburban train in the Zurich area of the country collided with a rush-out intercity train headed into the city early this morning. The incident happened at Rafz Station, 30 kilometres north of Zurich and close to the German border.