TOPHOTELNEWS country overview: 99 new hotels planned in Switzerland [Infographic]

by | 05 Mar 2020 | Projects

Several beautiful new hotels and resorts will launch in Switzerland soon.

99 hotels are set to go live in the Swiss hotel market soon and will add 11,903 new rooms across the country.

In the next few years, 99 new hotels are set to launch in Switzerland, adding 11,903 rooms to the country’s hotels market.

We find out where the hotels will be opening and which ones to keep an eye on.

2020 will be a busy year

According to the TOPHOTELCONSTRUCTION online database, 99 hotel projects are currently in the pipeline in Switzerland:

29 hotels are slated to open across Switzerland in 2020, adding 3,864 rooms to the local hotel market. For 2021 another 25 hotels are on the books and will bring 2,840 additional rooms.

14 properties with 2,330 rooms are in the pipeline for 2022 while 31 are planned for 2023 and beyond.

Of the 99 planned hotels, 18 will be 5-star properties. This shows the Swiss hotel market’s ongoing commitment to luxury hospitality. The 4-star segment will see the strongest growth with 44 new hotels and 5,256 rooms, further adding to the country’s upscale offering.

The midscale 3-star segment will see 30 new properties and there will be 7 2-star projects.

Top cities and hotel brands in Switzerland

Geneva and Zurich share first place with 9 projects each and 1,867 and 1,508 rooms respectively.

Bern follows with 6 properties and 758 rooms while Basel and Grindelwald will see 5 openings each and 658 and 490 rooms respectively.

Ibis Styles takes the lead with 4 new hotels and 510 rooms. Two other modern budget brands, B&B Hotels and YOTEL will each open three properties.

Noteworthy hotel projects in Switzerland

Both the largest and one of the most noteworthy hotel projects is the rebranding of Geneva’s legendary Kempinski Hotel to the Fairmont Grand Hotel Geneva. After spending decades under the Kempinski umbrella, this property has become an institution on the shores of Lake Geneva and will soon be under new management. To give the property a fresh start, extensive refurbishment of the rooms, restaurants and public areas are being undertaken before the relaunch in 2021.

From 2022, the Florens Lake Resort & Spa will welcome guests to 155 holiday apartments with 1 to 4 bedrooms on the shores of Lake Brienz. There are no hotel rooms planned in the resort. The property is great for guests wishing to spend time in nature, be it skiing in winter or hiking the surrounding mountains in the warmer months.

Slated to open in early 2023, the 115-room Alila La Gruyère will be in the Canton of Fribourg which is known for its landscape, medieval town and cheese and chocolate factories. Situated on a golf resort, the luxury property will focus on recreation and wellness. With its unique location surrounded by nature, the resort will allow guests to relax, recharge and re-energize, while taking in the view across Lake Gruyère. Visitors will be able to indulge in fine dining featuring regional and seasonal produce to fully immerse themselves in the authenticity of the local area.

Overlooking the enchanting village of Grimentz, the 79-room Hotel Inalp & Spa enjoys an exceptional location, offering panoramic views of the surrounding peaks, 3 minutes from the village centre. Its spa and its contemporary look that combines elegantly with the traditional charm of the neighbouring chalets, offer a warm, sophisticated and comfortable alpine living environment combining luxury and authenticity. From early 2021, guests will be welcomed in this property to enjoy regional organic products, open spaces and a break from the urban bustle.

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