DOHA, Qatar – Today the Ambassador of Switzerland to the State of Qatar, Mr Edgar Doerig and his wife, Junko Kimura Doerig together with executives from The Bürgenstock Selection welcomed Qatari Government representatives and business-leaders to the Ambassador´s residence in Doha. During the exclusive event, guests were introduced to the three luxury properties of Switzerland’s largest deluxe hotel group that are united under The Bürgenstock Selection brand: the Royal Savoy Hotel & Spa Lausanne, the Hotel Schweizerhof Bern & THE SPA and the Bürgenstock Hotels & Resort Lake Lucerne. Katara Hospitality, the owners of The Bürgenstock Selection have invested one billion Swiss francs in these landmark properties elevating them to an unparalleled standard of modernity and luxury.
Mr Edgar Doerig, the Ambassador of Switzerland to the State of Qatar, and his wife Junko Kimura Doerig together with Mr Saeid Heidari, Managing Director of The Bürgenstock Selection, Switzerland’s largest deluxe hotel group, welcomed Qatari Government representatives and business-leaders as well as the media to an exclusive event at the Ambassador´s residence in Doha on April 17 2019. Managing Director Heidari pointed out the similarity between Qatar and Switzerland, mentioning the two nation’s economic success and proud history of luxury hospitality.
Ambassador Doerig welcomed guests stating that the important investment and presence of Katara Hospitality in Switzerland stands as a key-element of the excellent bilateral relations between the two countries. The participation of both H.E. Sheikh Nawaf bin Jassim bim Jabor Al-Thani and then Swiss Federal Councillor Johannes Schneider-Ammann, Minister of the Economy, at the Bürgenstock Resort Lake Lucerne official opening ceremony on 28 September 2018 was a strong symbol of this joint project.
“Katara Hospitality invested one billion Swiss francs in renovating three iconic properties in Lausanne, Bern and Lucerne and created 1100 new Jobs in doing so. Thanks to this substantial investment, The Bürgenstock Selection became one of Switzerland’s largest hotel operators redefining luxury hospitality in Switzerland. All three welcome guests to properties with dramatic contemporary design, award-winning restaurants and world-class spa facilities,” said Mr. Heidari during the event.
Alain Kropf, General Manager of the Royal Savoy Hotel & Spa Lausanne presented the facilities of this stunning 5-star hotel with its 196 rooms and suites overlooking Lake Geneva. According to Mr. Kropf, his guests have the opportunity to enjoy experiences such as a visit to the Olympic Museum, a boat cruise on Lake Geneva or a visit to a local farm’s petting zoo. Other guests can opt for a yoga class in the hotel’s expansive garden.
Many of the guests at the event had already heard of the renowned Bürgenstock Resort situated 500 meters above Lake Lucerne. The resort´s General Manager Robert P. Herr introduced Switzerland´s largest resort with its four hotels (including the Bürgenstock Hotel & Alpine Spa, the Palace Hotel and Taverne 1879), 10 restaurants, two spas as well as its medical center in the fourth property, the Waldhotel Health & Medical Excellence, Switzerland´s newest place devoted to health and medical well-being.
Bettina Haeberle, Area Director Sales & Marketing of The Bürgenstock Selection noted the many reasons why the Hotel Schweizerhof Bern & THE SPA is the perfect location to discover Switzerland’s capital. Guests are only a few steps away from the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site and the Albert Einstein museum. Others might enjoy an excursion to the nearby Jungfrau Mountain.
Attractive summer offers for perfect post-Ramadan vacation
With the brand-new ’Swiss Escape‘ offer guests will discover the country’s most sought-after and attractive destinations through the luxury properties of The Bürgenstock Selection, which are renowned for their strong heritage, contemporary design and impeccable Swiss traditions of hospitality, service and discretion. The ’Swiss Escape‘ offer is available when staying at two or more hotels of The Bürgenstock Selection in a single trip throughout Switzerland. Guests may book a five-night stay for the price of four or eight nights for the price of six, with centralised reservations made via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Between 17 June and 17 September 2019, guests at the Waldhotel Health & Medical Excellence will enjoy a 20 percent discount on all 3- to 14-day prevention & health programmes. The five-star hotel also offers medical check-ups, weight-loss, detox, beauty and healthy-ageing programmes.
|Royal Savoy Hotel & Spa Lausanne
The Royal Savoy Hotel & Spa Lausanne is part of The Bürgenstock Selection headquartered in Zug, Switzerland. The two buildings include 196 rooms and suites , various function rooms, the largest hotel ballroom in the City of Lausanne, a brasserie with a terrace, a cigar lounge, a sky terrace with unparalleled 360° panoramic views and an extensive 1,500 m2 spa area, as well as its own 5,000 m2 park between the garden wing and the historic building. The company portfolio includes the Royal Savoy Hotel & Spa Lausanne, the Hotel Schweizerhof Bern & THE SPA (99 rooms) and the Bürgenstock Resort Lake Lucerne (383 rooms). The total investment volume of “The Bürgenstock Selection” is one billion Swiss francs.
|Hotel Schweizerhof Bern & THE SPA
The Hotel Schweizerhof Bern & THE SPA is part of the Bürgenstock Selection headquartered in Zug, Switzerland. The house offers 99 rooms and suites, an 800 m2 conference centre with 11 halls and rooms, including the legendary “Trianon” ballroom, the Jack’s Brasserie restaurant, which has been awarded 14 Gault Millau points, a cigar lounge, a 500 m² spa and an unparalleled sky terrace. The company portfolio includes the Hotel Schweizerhof Bern & THE SPA, the Royal Savoy Hotel & Spa Lausanne (196 rooms) and the Bürgenstock Resort Lake Lucerne (383 rooms). The total investment volume of the Bügenstock Selection is one billion Swiss francs.
|Bürgenstock Hotels & Resort Lake Lucerne
The Bürgenstock Resort Lake Lucerne is part of the Bürgenstock Selection headquartered in Zug, Switzerland. The resort comprises a total inventory of 383 rooms spread across four hotels: the Bürgenstock Hotel & Alpine Spa (5* Superior), the Palace Hotel & Conferences (4* Superior), the Waldhotel Health & Medical Excellence (5*) with a Health & Medical Center and the Taverne 1879 (3*). In addition, the resort boasts 67 residence suites, ten restaurants and bars, a 10,000m2 (108,000 ft2) Alpine spa and a wide range of leisure activities. The Bürgenstock Selection portfolio includes the Bürgenstock Hotels & Resort Lake Lucerne, the Hotel Schweizerhof Bern & THE SPA (99 rooms) and the Royal Savoy Hotel & Spa Lausanne (196 rooms). The total investment volume of the Bürgenstock Selection is one billion Swiss francs.