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The Zermatterhof is Hotel of the Year 2021

31/05/2021

The Grand Hotel Zermatterhof has been named Hotel of the Year by Karl Wild, author of the renowned Swiss hotel ranking. Other Zermatt hotels make it into the list.

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Skiresort.de honours the Matterhorn ski paradise

Skiresort.de honours the Matterhorn ski paradise

26/05/2021

“5-star ski area” and “Best panorama” - the ski area of Zermatt, Breuil-Cervinia and Valtournenche won over Skiresort.de in these categories and was crowned top performer 2021. The world’s biggest ski area test portal has been recognising the best ski areas every year since 1998. The Matterhorn ski paradise scored points for ski area size, choice of pistes, cable cars, guaranteed snow, piste preparation, environmental friendliness, mountain hospitality and choice of accommodation.

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"The Omnia" ranked second among the best hotels worldwide

19/05/2021

Every year TripAdvisor chooses the 25 best hotels nationally and internationally. And the winners of the "Travellers’ Choice Awards" have now been announced. The Omnia moves up the world rankings – and eight hotels from Zermatt are included on the Swiss ranking list.

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Restaurant Chez Vrony tops the Trip Advisor rankings again

17/05/2021

Every year TripAdvisor selects the Travellers’ Choice winners for best restaurants. Following on from last year's success, the Zermatt restaurant Chez Vrony takes first place in Switzerland again.

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The Omnia has received its 16th Gault Millau point

09/03/2021

Another point and Chef of the Month – that’s the good news from The Omnia. Chef Hauke Pohl creates inspiring, sophisticated cuisine that focuses on vegetables.

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Alpine competitiveness – silver for Zermatt

22/02/2021

When it comes to competitiveness and performance, Zermatt is one of the top destinations in the Alps. This is the result of the latest BAK Economics ranking.

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Zermatt receives two Michelin stars for 2021

19/02/2021

The Michelin Guide to Switzerland 2021 makes it official - Zermatt remains the Swiss capital of gourmet cuisine. The Matterhorn village has two restaurants that are among the best in the country.

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CERVO Mountain Resort receives sustainability label

11/12/2020

The CERVO Mountain Resort in Zermatt is the first Valais hotel to be awarded the Ibex Fairstay sustainability label. 

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Eleven Zermatt hotels honoured by Karl Wild

30/11/2020

Every year, Karl Wild and his team name the best winter hotels in Switzerland. This year, eleven Zermatt hotels made the list.

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Matterhorn illuminations wins Milestone

26/11/2020

Zermatt once again came out on top in 2020 in the Swiss Milestone tourism prize, gaining an award for the Matterhorn illumination #hope. There was much joy about winning the award.

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Chalet Zermatt Peak named world’s best ski chalet (1)

Chalet Zermatt Peak named world’s best ski chalet

25/11/2020

At the World Ski Awards 2020, the luxury holiday apartment Chalet Zermatt Peak won first prize in the category for world's best ski chalet. The award has gone to Zermatt for the last three years, but to Chalet Les Anges. The World Ski Awards were created in 2013 and is the sister organisation of World Travel Awards. Every year, a jury made up of industry experts and the public choose the winners in a range of categories.

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Zermatt Restaurants are awarded 215 «Gault Millau» points

16/11/2020

«Gault Millau» has selected the 830 best restaurants in Switzerland for 2021. The results for Zermatt can be marveled at: 15 Zermatt restaurants were awarded points – with 17 for the best.

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Zermatt is the best ski resort in the Alps in 2020

05/11/2020

On 5 November 2020, the Matterhorn ski paradise was once again crowned best ski resort in the Alps. The Best Ski Resort Report is the biggest independent visitor satisfaction survey in the Alps and is conducted every two years. After two overall wins in 2014 and 2016 and a second place in 2018, Zermatt has topped the ratings yet again in 2020.

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The Omnia is "Switzerland’s Leading Boutique Hotel 2020"

The Omnia is "Switzerland’s Leading Boutique Hotel 2020"

02/11/2020

For the fourth time in a row, the 5-star Zermatt hotel The Omnia has been named “Switzerland's Leading Boutique Hotel” at the World Travel Awards 2020. The annual World Travel Awards are famous travel and tourism awards around the world. Travel, tourism and business experts vote to decide the ranking.

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Hotels Omnia, Firefly, Cervo and Matthiol honoured in ranking

09/10/2020

Working with Trustyou, the specialist travel magazine Connoisseur Circle has named the best Swiss hotels in 11 categories, including 4 Zermatt organisations.

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Matterhornbeleuchtung für Milestone 2020 nominiert

17/09/2020

Im November wird er verliehen: der prestigeträchtige Schweizer Tourismuspreis Milestone. Unter den diesjährigen Nominierten ist auch ein Projekt aus Zermatt.

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The Chez Vrony restaurant takes first place on the podium

31/07/2020

Every year TripAdvisor selects the Travellers’ Choice winners for best restaurants. This year Zermatt restaurant Chez Vrony has been awarded first place in Switzerland. 

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"The Omnia" ranks among the top five hotels in the world.

29/07/2020

Every year TripAdvisor chooses the 25 best hotels nationally and internationally. And the winners of the "Travellers’ Choice Awards" have now been announced. The Omnia makes it onto the world rankings – plus eight hotels from Zermatt are included on the Swiss ranking list.

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Gerold Biner awarded the 2020 Rünzi Prize

20/07/2020

CEO and Air Zermatt helicopter pilot Gerold Biner is this year’s recipient of the award from the “Divisionär F.K. Rünzi” foundation. This award from the Board of Trustees, presided over by Council of State Christophe Darbellay, recognizes an exceptional person who has realized their childhood dream of becoming a helicopter pilot at Air Zermatt and made their passion into a career.

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Heinz Rufibach from Zermatterhof is Chef of the Year

29/06/2020

Every year, the Sonntagszeitung newspaper publishes a hotel guide ranking the best hotels in Switzerland in different categories. The best chef has also been nominated – and it’s a top chef from Zermatt.

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Zermatt receives four Michelin stars for 2020

25/02/2020

The Michelin Guide to Switzerland 2020 makes it official - Zermatt remains the Swiss capital of gourmet cuisine. The Matterhorn village has four restaurants that are among the best in the country.

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Marmite Youngster 2020 young talent competition

13/12/2019

The young talent competition, Marmite Youngster 2020, took place in Zurich on 2 December 2019. Two Zermatt talents were among the award winners.

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World's best ski chalet: Chalet Les Anges

25/11/2019

For the seventh 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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Bonfire AG wins the Milestone tourism prize

13/11/2019

The winners of the 20th MILESTONE prize have been announced - the start-up Bonfire came out ahead of the Arosa Bear Sanctuary and the Glacier Express “Excellence Class” in the “Innovation” category. The “MILESTONE Premiere” goes to PrivateDeal. Jonas Gass, Co-Director of the Hotel Nomad, wins in the “Future Leaders” category, while Hanna Rychener Kistler wins the “Lifetime” award.

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Two Zermatt restaurants in the top 10

23/10/2019

Every year, TripAdvisor gives the Travellers’ Choice Award in the Restaurants category. This year, two Zermatt restaurants are among the best in Switzerland: Chez Vrony and Cervo Puro.

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Zermatt Restaurants are awarded 242 Gault-Millau points

07/10/2019

Gault-Millau has selected the 870 best restaurants in Switzerland for 2020. The results for Zermatt can be marveled at: 17 Zermatt restaurants were awarded points – with 17 for the best.

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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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Three Zermatt projects nominated for the Milestone 2019

19/09/2019

On 19 September 2019, the eight projects nominated for Milestone, the renowned Swiss tourism award, were announced: three of them are from Zermatt.

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The Omnia is "Switzerland’s Leading Boutique Hotel 2019"

12/06/2019

For the third time in a row, Zermatt's five-star hotel, The Omnia, has won an award at the World Travel Awards.

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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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Livia Anne Richard receives Communication Prize

03/05/2019

On Thursday 9 May, Livia Anne Richard, director of ‘Matterhorn: No ladies please!’, was awarded the Bernese Communication Prize.

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Zermatt takes first place

27/03/2019

23,000 TripAdvisor travellers have had their say. In brief: Zermatt is the top travel destination in Switzerland for 2019 and takes the winner’s place on the podium again.

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Zermatt voted best ski area in the world for 2019

15/02/2019

Snow-Online has once again selected the crème de la crème of winter sports – the ten best ski resorts in the world for the 2018/2019 winter season. The experts looked at over 250 ski resorts and tested them in ten categories. The outcome: Zermatt wins the title.

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Zermatt receives five Michelin stars for 2019

06/02/2019

The Michelin Guide to Switzerland 2019 makes it official - Zermatt remains the Swiss capital of gourmet cuisine. The Matterhorn village retains its current three stars and adds two more.

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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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Number One on Google

13/12/2018

Which cities, towns and villages were the most common Google searches by Swiss people in 2018? There’s a new arrival at the top of the list – Zermatt.

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Zermatt – Matterhorn is certified as a Family Destination

03/12/2018

The Swiss Tourism Federation has recognised the family-friendly achievements of the Matterhorn destination, awarding it the "Family Destination" quality label for 2019-2021.

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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 voted best Swiss ski resort 2018

09/11/2018

The Zermatt ski region has been awarded first place nationally and second place internationally in the poll for "Best Ski Resort 2018". 46,000 winter sports enthusiasts were surveyed over winter 2017/18 in 55 ski regions across five countries, making the "Best Ski Resort" the largest customer satisfaction study in the Alps.

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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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Zermatt young chef takes second place

05/11/2018

Mirjam Schwarz, from the Grand Hotel Zermatterhof, showcased her cooking skills at the national young chef competition – impressing the jury.

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Zermatt Restaurants are Awarded 242 GaultMillau Points

08/10/2018

GaultMillau has selected the 850 best restaurants in Switzerland for 2019. The results for Zermatt can be marveled at: 17 Zermatt restaurants were among them, with the best awarded 17 points.

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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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Awarded as the Best Swiss Travel Destination

20/03/2018

The travel planning website TripAdvisor annually presents awards to the most popular travel destinations in Switzerland. The results: Zermatt is on the podium for the fifth time in a row.

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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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The Handelszeitung crowns Zermatt as the Best Winter Sports Resort

30/11/2017

The Handelszeitung has crowned the best winter sports resorts. Zermatt was once again awarded the gold medal.

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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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Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge Wins Gold - Twice

06/11/2017

At the Skiarea Test the Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge was awarded gold in the categories "Idea and Implementation" and "Technical Product Development".

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Zermatt is Awarded Three Michelin Stars for 2018

23/10/2017

The 2018 Guide Michelin for Switzerland reveals that Zermatt remains a culinary stronghold. There are 16 Zermatt restaurants listed in the guide and one of them has been awarded two Michelin Stars.

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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 Restaurants are Awarded 255 GaultMillau Points

02/10/2017

GaultMillau has selected the 800 best restaurants in Switzerland for 2018. The results for Zermatt can be marveled at: 18 Zermatt restaurants were awarded points – with 17 for the best.

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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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Zermatt is the Best Ski Resort in Switzerland

11/04/2017

Snowplaza is one of the largest web portals for winter sports. The Snowplaza readers have voted and named Matterhorn ski paradise as the best ski resort in Switzerland.

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Everyone Dreams of Zermatt

28/03/2017

Zermatt is in 1st Place. The rating platform TripAdvisor has published the winners of the Travellers’ Choice Awards with Zermatt as the absolute head of the pack. The ratings, experience reports and opinions on TripAdvisor make it clear that Zermatt is the “place to be” in Switzerland.

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