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Hotel National baut um

Hotel National baut um

21/10/2019

Seit Ende September baut das Hotel National um und eröffnet am 6. Dezember 2019 mit neuem Wellnessbereich, neuen Zimmern und neuem Dach. Im 360 Quadratmeter grossen Wellness- und Spa-Bereich entsteht ein neues Schwimmbad, Fitnesscenter, Kinderbad, neue Massageräume und eine neue Wellnesslandschaft. Zudem wird das gesamte 4. Stockwerk komplett renoviert. Alle auf diesem Stockwerk gelegenen Suiten, Familienzimmer und Doppelzimmer erhalten einen moderneren Look.

Aus Hotel Carina wird Zermatter Puls

Hotel Carina will become Zermatter Puls

02/10/2019

In winter 2019 at the lower end of Wiestistrasse, where Hotel Carina used to be, the heart of the ‘Zermatter Puls’ will start beating. It will be a chic, reasonably-priced hotel with a warm atmosphere and high-quality materials, offering a choice of rooms from doubles to dormitories. There will be no reception or concierge, instead the hotel concept invites guests to participate, including self check-in and self check-out as well as an honesty bar where guests can make their own drinks. The small but dedicated team is never far away and are always happy to help.

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Cervo and Firefly win an award

27/09/2019

The leading luxury travel magazine ‘Connoisseur Circle’ has selected the Zermatt 5-star Hotel Cervo among the best five Alpine hotels in Switzerland and the 4-star Hotel Firefly among the best five design hotels in Switzerland.

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TrustYou score shows top-rated hotels

26/09/2019

According to TrustYou ratings, two out of the six best hotels in Switzerland are in Zermatt: Hotel Coeur des Alpes and Hotel Bellerive.

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New building at Schlosshotel Zermatt

New building at Schlosshotel Zermatt

26/09/2019

In spring 2020, construction will start on the land next to the hotel, building a villa and an extension to the existing spa at the Schlosshotel Zermatt. The work is scheduled to be finished by the middle of October 2020. There will then be four Superior rooms and two suites in the new villa as well as a new sauna and steam rooms, relaxation facilities, beauty treatments and spa packages for guests to enjoy.

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Das Parkhotel Beau Site baut um

Parkhotel Beau Site renovations

24/09/2019

In autumn 2019, the Parkhotel Beau Site will be extensively renovating and updating its reception area, lobby, bar and restaurants. From the end of November 2019, guests will be able to experience the new look and three new concepts: the highlight of the Grill Restaurant will be the delicious cuts of meat from the wood fire grill, and a selection of fish, seafood and vegetables will also be available; the Gornergratsaal will feature a renovated restaurant area with a buffet and show kitchen, serving breakfast in the morning and different buffets in the evening including meat, fish and vegetarian delicacies and the third concept will be a new ‘shop-in-shop’ vinothek with expertly chosen wines that you can taste or buy in store.

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Renovations to the Hotel Alex

Renovations to the Hotel Alex

20/09/2019

During October and November 2019, the Hotel Alex will be refurbishing the Alex Lounge Bar, the breakfast room and the wellness centre. The Alex Lounge Bar and reception area will be completely renovated, including laying of new floors, new bar furniture and remodelling of the walls. The breakfast room will be furnished with new upholstered chairs, leather armchairs and settees. In the wellness area. Hotel Alex is renovating the saunas, quiet areas, steam baths and multi-sensory showers. The range of wellness services comprises: massages and beauty treatments, Finnish sauna for men and women, with separate quiet areas, steam baths and multi-sensory showers, a modern exercise studio, a squash court and an indoor tennis court, as well as Zermatt’s first swimming pool with a family jacuzzi.

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Bikini Island & Mountain Hotels to open a new hotel in Zermatt in 2021

19/09/2019

Hotel Antares in Zermatt will be managed by the Hamburg hotel group Bikini Island & Mountain Hotels. Renovations and extension work are planned for 2020.

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Hotel Mama to open

Hotel Mama to open

16/09/2019

The Hotel Admiral is currently being transformed into the Hotel Mama Zermatt, incorporating 29 new rooms, which will open in December 2019. Exactly like the Hotel Admiral, the new hotel has a co-working space, managed by PuraWorka. The "Zer Mama Bistro", which will welcome the new Hotel Mama’s guests on the ground floor, will also open in December.

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Hotel Elite reopens

Hotel Elite reopens

12/09/2019

On 1 December 2019, the Hotel Elite, which was constructed in 1962, will reopen after comprehensive renovations to the rooms, restaurant, reception, wellness area and garden terrace. Local materials have been used as much as possible during the work. The 3-star hotel’s five floors have been renamed with the names of stops on the Gornergrat Bahn because the hotel’s founder previously worked for the railway.

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New Aparthotel Naco

New Aparthotel Naco

10/09/2019

In December 2019, a new hotel will be opening its doors at Spissstrasse 44 in Zermatt, to be known as "Naco Aparthotel, by Arca".  It will offer a rooftop suite, two junior rooftop suites, eight two-room apartments and 17 studios. The aparthotel is owned by the Hotel and Solebad Arca, which is immediately adjacent. Guests can also use the Hotel und Solebad Arca’s spa, with saline spa, sauna and steam bath. This spa area will be expanded by the start of the winter.

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Cervo: summer 2020 construction work

Cervo: summer 2020 construction work

09/09/2019

In summer 2020 the Cervo Mountain Boutique Resort will alter the main building and build an additional chalet below the present chalet five. This means Cervo will remain closed throughout summer 2020. The Ferdinand Pop-up Hotel will open, however, so that visitors can still spend their summer holidays in Cervo. 

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New spa at the Silvana Mountain Hotel

New spa at the Silvana Mountain Hotel

22/08/2019

The Silvana Mountain Hotel will be refurbishing its spa area between September and December 2019. In addition to the existing spa pool, three different saunas, multi-sensory showers, two relaxation rooms, a lounge and a massage room are being developed in several little chalets on a 200-square-metre site. It is all being constructed with natural stone tiles and mature wood, to create an Alpine atmosphere. Following the refurbishment, the hotel will be able to claim proudly to be the closest spa to the Matterhorn. The Silvana Mountain Spa will be accessible to the public, by request, from 5 December 2019.

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Zermatt Hotels are up with the best

31/05/2019

Every year, the Sonntagszeitung newspaper publishes a hotel guide ranking the best hotels in Switzerland in different categories. This year, the guide includes thirteen Zermatt hotels.

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Hotel Hemizeus: renovations

01/05/2019

From 30 June 2019, the Hotel Hemizeus will be renovating one of their apartments and several of the bedrooms. Out of the 32 rooms, 8 will undergo a complete redesign, and two bedrooms will be combined to create a suite. Out of the 9 apartments, 1 will be renovated, plus a new bathroom will be fitted.

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3.2_Kinhütte neue Angebote

Kinhütte: new packages

01/05/2019

In time for the season opening on 28 June 2019, the Kinhütte has announced a wide range of new packages. These include guided Kin Glacier hikes where you can see wild Alpine goats, voluntary work such as chopping wood, drying crockery and baking cakes, yoga and a relaxation programme with a massage. At 2,584 metres above sea level and surrounded by four-thousanders in the Mischabel group, the hut prioritises sustainability and takes waste reduction, food recycling and the use of local products very seriously. Eating together round a table provides companionship and sociable conversation for sole travellers.

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Tradition Julen_neue Ferienwohnung

Tradition Julen: New holiday apartments

01/05/2019

Tradition Julen has new apartments and studios available to rent. The “Downtown” apartment, which sleeps four to seven people, is available to book now. Located at Getwingstrasse 12 in the heart of Zermatt, it has accommodation on three floors, all with lift access. The balcony offers views of the Matterhorn. Free use of the spa facilities in the Romantik Hotel Julen and Hotel Alpenhof is included in the price. Breakfast, half board and daily cleaning options can also be added on request.

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3.6_Hotel Silvana setzt auf Biker

Hotel Silvana focuses on bikers

01/05/2019

Hotel Silvana has lots to offer bikers. The owners have built a bike store providing repair and cleaning equipment and hire out e-bikes. There will also be a special bikers’ menu for summer 2019.

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3.5_Europe Hotel und Spa neue Panorama-Suite

Europe Hotel & Spa: new panorama suite

01/05/2019

The Europe Hotel & Spa completely renovated its topfloor rooms in December 2018. There is now a 70 m² suite with panoramic views of the Matterhorn. There is also both a rainfall shower and a freestanding bath.

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Hotel Bella Vista renovates rooms

01/05/2019

The friendly Hotel Bella Vista in Zermatt is renovating 5 of its 21 bedrooms. These include a suite, which will be given a whole new look, two double rooms and a single room. Walls will be moved, existing windows enlarged and new windows and bathrooms installed. The work is scheduled to be completed in time for summer 2019.

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6.5_Hotel Elite erscheint in neuem Kleid

Hotel Elite has a new look

01/05/2019

The three-star Hotel Elite Garni, located in the heart of Zermatt, will undergo renovations from 1 May till the end of November 2019. It will re-open at the beginning of the winter season.

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Direktionswechsel im Hotel Beau Site

Hotel Beau Site: New director

01/05/2019

Roman Codina is the new director of the Parkhotel Beau Site. Originally from Schaffhausen, he has many years of hotel management experience from working in a wide range of hotels.   Codina replaces Franz Schwegler-Dossetto, who has been the director of Beau Site for 24 years. A series of building renovations, refurbishments and alterations were carried out under his leadership. He is now retiring.

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6.4_Hotel_Carina Komplettrenovation

Hotel Carina: complete renovation

01/05/2019

In December 2019 the covers will come off the newly renovated Hotel Carina. Work will be carried out from April to November, with everything redesigned from the ground up. This includes the name, branding and overall concept.

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Hotel Silvana: spa improvements

01/05/2019

The Silvana Mountain Spa in the Silvana Mountain Hotel is being extended in time for the 2019/2020 winter season. The plan includes the creation of an Alpine sauna landscape with lounge (pine sauna, herbal steam room, Swiss chalet / vitarium), a multi-sensory shower and a massage facility. The spa is open to non-residents.

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6.3_Hotel Admiral wird zur Hotel Mama

Hotel Admiral becomes Hotel Mama

01/05/2019

Hotel Admiral will remain open until 30 April 2019. After that, it will be fully renovated both inside and out. The hotel will re-open for the 2019/2020 winter season under the new name of Hotel Mama, with 29 rooms (four more than before). It will continue to be a three-star superior hotel and will be managed by JuMA Ho-tel AG.  Hotel Mama will also have a co-working space managed together with PuraWorka.

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3.1_SAC-Hütte Nachfolger

SAC Monte Rosa Hut: new management

01/05/2019

The continuation of the SAC Monte Rosa Hut has been secured. The Rubin family had to stop managing the hut for health reasons, but Richard Lehner (Zermatt mountain guide) and Kilian Emmenegger (Zermatt ski instructor) have been confirmed as the new managers. They both bring a wealth of experience with them, as they used to manage the Gandegghütte. They will start their new role in summer 2019.

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New Director at Parkhotel Beau Site

30/04/2019

Roman Codina will take over as the new director of the Parkhotel Beau Site in Zermatt. He replaces Franz Schwegler-Dossetto, who is retiring.

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Daniel F. Lauber is the new President of the Zermatt Hoteliers’ Association

16/04/2019

Daniel F. Lauber from the Cervo Mountain Boutique Resort is the new President of the Zermatt Hoteliers’ Association. He succeeds Corinne Julen from Europe Hotel & Spa and the focus of his year in office will be the topic of sustainability.

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Hotel pioneer Alexander Seiler – a bicentenary celebration

21/02/2019

Alexander Seiler was a pioneer in the hotel industry who made a huge impact on Zermatt. February 21 marks the 200th anniversary of his birth.

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‘The Omnia’ wins a place on the podium

05/02/2019

Every year, TripAdvisor selects the best hotels in nine different categories. The winners of the ‘Travellers’ Choice Awards’ have just been announced. Two Zermatt hotels feature in the main category, ‘Top Hotels in Switzerland’.

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World's best ski chalet: Chalet Les Anges

21/11/2018

For the sixth year running, the World Ski Awards have taken place in Kitzbühel. This year, Chalet Les Anges in Zermatt has once again come first in the category of World's Best Ski Chalet.

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Zermatt – now home to four 5-star superior hotels

08/11/2018

It’s official: The Omnia hotel has been added to the ranks of 5-star superior hotels in Zermatt.

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Five Zermatt hotels in the top 50

05/11/2018

Last year the "NZZ am Sonntag" newspaper published a ranking of the best Swiss hotels for the first time. This year, three-star hotels were in the spotlight – and five Zermatt establishments impressed the jury.

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The theme for the new igloo village is "Out in the Wild"

05/11/2018

In November 2018, a new Igloo Village will be created in Zermatt at Rotenboden with a restaurant, outdoor bar, overnight accommodations, Whirlpool and the best view of the Matterhorn. This year, it will be adventurous: ice artists will create a snow palace featuring wild animals out of snow and ice.

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Karl Wild chooses Zermatt hotels

04/06/2018

The hotel guide in the Sonntagszeitung newspaper, created by journalist Karl Wild and a team of experts, named the 150 best hotels in Switzerland in 2018/19 – including eleven Zermatt establishments.

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Zermatt hotel The Omnia awarded Prix Bienvenu

18/04/2018

The Omnia has been named the "Friendliest Hotel in Switzerland" in the luxury hotel category. The 5-star hotel received the Prix Bienvenu at the 2018 Schweizer Ferientag tourism industry conference.

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The Chalet Hotel Schönegg is a New Relais & Châteaux Member

16/04/2018

Since the Chalet Hotel Schönegg has met a number of admission criteria, it belongs to the prestigious Relais & Châteaux association.

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Coeur des Alpes and The Omnia are no. 1 at TripAdvisor

25/01/2018

Zermatt hotels have been rated very highly in the 2018 Travellers’ Choice Awards. In three of the nine total categories in Switzerland, Zermatt hotels are standing on the podium holding gold medals.

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Hotel Ratings Distinguish Zermatt Hotels

27/11/2017

Over the last few days, three hotel ratings have just been published: In the Trivago Awards 2018, the "NZZ am Sonntag" Hotel Ratings as well as the Winter Hotel ratings of the Sonntagszeitung, the Zermatt hotels results stand out.

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Les Anges Wins Award "World’s Best Ski Chalet"

24/11/2017

The 5th World Ski Awards were presented in Kitzbühel on 18 November 2017. Among the winners is the Chalet Les Anges in Zermatt.

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New Igloo Village Theme is Mythology

10/11/2017

In November 2017, a new Igloo Village will be created in Zermatt at Rotenboden with a restaurant, outdoor bar, overnight accommodations, Whirlpool and the best view of the Matterhorn. This year, it will be mystical: ice artists create a snow palace with fortresses, castles and god-like formations.

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The Omnia is Switzerland’s Leading Boutique Hotel 2017

10/10/2017

On 30 September 2017, the 24th World Travel Awards were presented in St. Petersburg. Among the winners is also the Zermatt hotel, The Omnia.

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Zermatt: Hotels at the Top of the Class - again

22/05/2017

Hotel rankings were published in both the 2016-2017 edition of Karl Wild’s book "Die 150 besten Hotels der Schweiz" (best hotels) and the SonntagsZeitung. The lists include 11 Zermatt hotels prominently represented once again. With "Prix Bienvenu" Switzerland Tourisme has also awarded the 100 most friendly Swiss hotels.

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TripAdvisor: Zermatt Hotels are Among the Best

25/01/2017

TripAdvisor once again is praising the Zermatt hotels. The Omnia Hotel is ranked fifth and the Matterhorn Focus seventh in all of Switzerland in the TripAdvisor ratings. Many other Zermatt hotels were also distinguished.

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