Swiss hoteliers set back on growth

Published on : Tuesday, May 31, 2016

swissTourism in Switzerland is on the upswing: Rising visitor numbers inspire the imagination of investors. Therefore new hotels are being built. In total 79 projects are in the pipeline. This data has been revealed by TOPHOTELPROJECTS, the specialized service provider in the exchange of cutting-edge information between clients and contractors in the international hotel industry.




The robust domestic tourism also provided an increase of overnight stays but the number of foreign guests in Switzerland continues to decline. However, this does not prevent the hotel operator to focus on innovation. In the Engadine a ski-in ski-out resort with 500 beds is currently in development. The Belvédère hotel Scuol is planning this project at the valley station Motta Nalun. Guests will have direct access to the slopes. First, a family resort with 100 beds will be build, followed by several apartments. The aim for this hotel is to generate around 70,000 overnights annually. Since the regional Robinson Club Schweizerhof is closed in Vulpera (55,000 overnight stays per year), the tourism which is economically very important for the region can be developed, they say.




At the Lake Thun the newly built Delta Park Vital Resort, a first class holiday hotel with 106 rooms, three restaurants, spa and medical wellness area and meeting rooms opened recently. The “Delta Houses” tents were built in the 1960s and have been extended with new buildings to a 90,000 square meter lake property.




In Muerren in the Bernese Oberland the new aparthotel “The Myrrhen” arises. Chalet-like houses with a total of 76 apartments (260 beds) are planned. The hotel like project is a compromise to avoid private holiday apartments, which are largely empty throughout the year.




The most outstanding hotel construction projects in Switzerland are among others a new airport hotel in Zurich (Hyatt Regency, 250 rooms, scheduled opening: end of 2019), the luxurious Giardino Resort in Grindelwald (70 suites, planned opening: end of 2017), the second design hotel by 25hours in Zurich (170 rooms, opening: spring 2017) and the overdue refurbishment of the legendary Bürgenstock resort high above lake Lucerne (377 rooms, scheduled reopening in summer 2017).

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