-Second hotel under Murwab Hotel Group in Switzerland-
Katara Hospitality, the leading global hotel owner, developer and operator based in Qatar, has unveiled the legendary Hotel Royal Savoy Lausanne in Switzerland, in a grand opening ceremony signifying the hotel’s official opening after an ambitious remodelling exercise that restored the hotel to its historic aesthetic charm.
Under the patronage of H.E Sheikh Nawaf Bin Jassim Bin Jabor Al-Thani, Chairman of Katara Hospitality, Hotel Royal Savoy Lausanne hosted over 500 highly esteemed guests, graced by the presence of H.E Ambassador of the State of Qatar Dr. Mubarak Kleefiefh K. Alhajri, Mr. Pierre Antoine Hildbrand, Representative of the city of Lausanne, Mr. Hamad Abdullah Al-Mulla, CEO of Katara Hospitality, Mr. Bruno Schöpfer, Managing Director of The Bürgenstock Selection and Katara Hospitality Switzerland AG, state counsellors and officials from Switzerland.
On this occasion, H.E Sheikh Nawaf Bin Jassim Bin Jabor Al-Thani, Chairman of Katara Hospitality said: “We are honoured to witness the official reopening of Hotel Royal Savoy Lausanne, as it revives the property’s prestigious past while marking a new step forward in the region’s long tradition of hospitality. Katara Hospitality is globally renowned for creating landmark hospitality gems that enhance the tourism landscape in the markets we operate, and such a momentous occasion further illustrates our continued success within the global luxury tourism sector.”
Mr. Hamad Abdulla Al-Mulla, Chief Executive Officer of Katara Hospitality added: “The legendary Hotel Royal Savoy Lausanne epitomises the opulence and impeccable service standards characteristic of Swiss hospitality. It is Katara Hospitality’s distinguished pleasure to unveil a beautifully restored historical building and luxury hotel, which adds to the cosmopolitan allure of the city of Lausanne, while appealing to the tastes of our esteemed guests,” he added.
In line with Katara Hospitality’s mission to preserve the heritage of iconic hotels around the world, Hotel Royal Savoy Lausanne, located in the heart of the city of Lausanne and overlooking Lac Lèman, recently underwent a multimillion dollar extensive yet masterful redesign.
The iconic hotel is the second hotel to open under The Bürgenstock Selection, a collection of luxurious hotels which fall under Murwab Hotel Group, the standalone operating arm of Katara Hospitality which manages an international collection of boutique upscale hotels and brands offering contemporary hospitality steeped in cultural heritage.
Welcoming to Lausanne a supreme splendor reminiscent of the reigning spirit and elegance of Swiss hospitality, the luxurious 5-star property features 196 rooms and suites, the unique Sky Terrace which offers a unique panoramic view of the city of Lausanne, Lake Geneva and the Alps, as well as a host of facilities and services to enchant the most discerning of contemporary tastes.
Instantly recognisable in the heart of the city of Lausanne, Hotel Royal Savoy is a haven for tranquility, opulence and juxtaposition of Art Noveau style of décor and contemporary design. From fine in-house food and beverage establishments complete with the gastronomic delights of Michelin-starred chef Marc Haeberlin, to well-appointed guest rooms, fully functional meetings and events facilities with the latest in innovative tools for business and leisure travelers, Royal Savoy Lausanne offers the ultimate relaxation experience on the backdrop of cultural immersion, leisure attractions and historic charm.
About Katara Hospitality:
Katara Hospitality is a global hotel owner, developer and operator, based in Qatar. With more than 45 years’ experience in the industry, Katara Hospitality actively pursues its strategic expansion plans by investing in peerless hotels in Qatar while growing its collection of iconic properties in key international markets. Katara Hospitality’s portfolio has grown to include 34 owned and / or managed hotels and the company is now focused on achieving its target of 60 hotels in its portfolio by 2026. As the country’s flagship hospitality organisation, Katara Hospitality supports Qatar’s long term economic vision.
Katara Hospitality currently owns properties spread across three continents in Qatar, Egypt, Morocco, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Singapore and Thailand. While it partners with some of the finest hotel management companies, Katara Hospitality operates owned and non-owned hotels through its standalone operating arm, Murwab Hotel Group.
Katara Hospitality has gained global recognition for its contributions to the Qatari and international hospitality landscape, through numerous prestigious accolades from the industry.
About Hotel Royal Savoy Lausanne:
The Hotel Royal Savoy Lausanne is part of “The Bürgenstock Selection”. Katara Hospitality Switzerland AG, headquartered in Zug, is the Swiss hotel management company for Katara Hospitality, Doha. Under the leadership of its Managing Director, Bruno H. Schöpfer, it develops concepts for renovated, rebuilt and reopened legendary hotels. Currently, the company portfolio includes the Hotel Royal Savoy Lausanne, Bürgenstock Resort Lake Lucerne and the Hotel Schweizerhof in Bern. While the Hotel Schweizerhof was successfully reopened in June 2011, the Hotel Royal Savoy Lausanne opening is planned for summer 2015. The Bürgenstock Resort will open in early 2017.
About Murwab Hotel Group:
Murwab Hotel Group is Katara Hospitality’s standalone operating division which manages an international collection of boutique upscale hotels and brands offering contemporary hospitality steeped in cultural heritage. The Murwab Hotel Group currently manages properties under its three main areas of business: Murwab Hotels, The Bürgenstock Selection as well as a collection of independent non-branded upscale properties.