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After the opening of Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts’ first hotel in India, Swissôtel Kolkata, in July, the Swiss-based international hotel chain has now signed management contracts for two more hotels in India, the Swissôtel Gurgaon and the Swissôtel Whitefield, Bangalore. For both hotels, Swissôtel has partnered with different investee companies of The Xander Group Inc., the leading international private equity firm. - July 16, 2010
The Swissotel Hotels & Resorts portfolio continues to grow: a new deluxe hotel is currently under construction in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv and is scheduled to open in mid 2012. A management agreement was recently signed between Swissotel Hotels & Resorts and the KDD Group, one of the leading property and investment companies in the Ukraine. - June 24, 2010
Business travelers and conference participants can now convene in style at the new conference centre of the five-star Swissotel Krasnye Holmy. Moscow’s landmark hotel is located in one of the business and most upscale areas of the Russian capital. - May 28, 2010
Guests of Swissotel Grand Efes, Izmir, are invited to enjoy a close-up insight into the world of contemporary art. - May 13, 2010
Scaling the heights of international restaurant accolades, French nouvelle establishment Jaan par André has set a historic record for Singapore with its debut at No. 39 amongst the top restaurants in the renowned San Pellegrino World's 50 Best Restaurants List 2010 – the highest debut ever for a Singapore restaurant. - May 07, 2010
From now on discerning business and leisure travellers can enjoy 347 renovated guest rooms and suites that, with their new look, leave nothing to be desired. Further investment work to the tune of CHF 2.2 million has also been carried out at Swissôtel Zurich to enhance sustainability. - May 06, 2010
After a six-month winter break, Swissôtel Göcek Marina & Resort has opened its doors again for the summer 2010 season. Located right on the Turkish Mediterranean coast, the picturesque fishing village of Göcek has long been recommended by those in the know as a perfect place to spend an undisturbed holiday away from the masses. - April 30, 2010
Guests taking advantage of Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts Finest Clubs Package can now gain admission to top clubs. The first hotels in the international hotel chain to offer this exclusive package are Swissôtel Berlin, Swissôtel The Bosphorus in Istanbul and Swissôtel Grand Shanghai; other hotels are to follow shortly. The package was created especially for guests who enjoy clubbing and who seek entertainment in the pulsing great cities of the world. - April 23, 2010
The Swissôtel Métropole Geneva is now being run by a new General Manager, Swiss born Stefan Winistoerfer. Winistoerfer is no stranger to the luxury hotel on Lake Geneva, having already worked in various different positions there. - March 04, 2010
Swissôtel Métropole Geneva unveils the new decor of its Royal suite as well as its Deluxe suites and conference room. - January 30, 2010
Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts have every reason to celebrate the new year: this is the year the Swiss hotel chain turns 30. The venture which started out in 1980 with just a few hotels has now blossomed into a distinguished, internationally renowned hotel chain with deluxe hotels in 17 countries across five continents. - January 23, 2010
Jörg Krauss is the new General Manager at Swissôtel Düsseldorf / Neuss. He follows in the footsteps of Ronald Nilsson, who has started to act as General Manager of the first Swissôtel in India. J. Krauss comes from the NH Hotel Group, where the 40-year-old was previously the Regional Director for three NH hotels in the Heidelberg region. - January 08, 2010
Swissôtel The Howard, London has announced their rooms arrangement for an exceptional Valentine’s weekend in February 2010. “The London Valentine’s Fairytale” offers love-struck couples a dinner experience inside the Lalique boutique in central London together with an overnight accommodation in the hotel’s Grand Room with a private panorama terrace overlooking the River Thames. - December 12, 2009
Swissôtel The Howard, London has built an authentic Swiss Chalet in its’ Garden Courtyard and launched it recently. The chalet is a special venue for private parties and corporate events right in the heart of London. For the first quarter of 2010 Swissôtel The Howard, London offers a 10% rebate on the final bill for all events held in the Swiss Chalet within the month of January, February or March. - December 02, 2009
To offer guests a special experience during Christmas time, be it focusing on shopping or other activities, Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts has created excellent packages in outstanding destinations worldwide. All packages can be easily booked through the hotel chain’s webpage on www.swissotel.com and are subject to availability. - November 19, 2009
The picturesque Town Hall Square of the medieval city of Tallinn is once more hosting the annual Christmas Market with its 64 wooden stalls. During the 40 day period from 29th November until 7th January 2010, visitors may stroll through this amazing festive scene with colourful lights and at the same time enjoy true Swiss hospitality during their stay at the Swissôtel Tallinn. - November 08, 2009
Guests can now book and manage reservations worldwide for any Swissôtel Hotel via mobile phones as the company’s mobile Web site was launched today. The Swissôtel mobile site is automatically redirected on any Web-enabled mobile device from Swissôtel’s homepage, www.swissotel.com. - November 05, 2009
Swissôtel Krasnye Holmy is proud to announce the receipt of the award of the World Travel Association (WTA), one of the world’s comprehensive travel trade polls. For the third year in a row the hotel was voted “Russia’s Leading Hotel” and the trophy was accepted by Jan Chovanec, General Manager and Tamara Afonina, PR & Communications Manager. - October 31, 2009
Construction is under way on Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts’ first hotel in the Middle East: Swissôtel Makkah in Saudi Arabia. The international hotel chain expects the hotel to open in January 2011. - October 29, 2009
Guests travelling with pets may from now on offer their little friends a very important pet getaway at the Swissôtel Chicago: This memorable package, the Pampered Pets Getaway, spoils dogs in a true Swiss style with everything a dog would want to enjoy. - October 15, 2009
New General Managers have been appointed with immediate effect at both the Swissôtel Tallinn and the Swissôtel Amsterdam. Bart Westerhout, previously General Manager at the Swissôtel Amsterdam, is moving to Tallinn and Harold Kluit, until recently the Director of Revenue & Marketing at the Swissôtel Amsterdam, will be taking up the position of General Manager there. - October 07, 2009
For the first time, the international hotel chain Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts is to open a Swissôtel in India. A management contract has just been signed between Bengal Ambuja Housing Development Limited Pvt. Ltd., one of the most reputed promoters in India, for a Swissôtel in Kolkata, which is due to open in the fourth quarter of 2009. - September 19, 2009
Big Ben, the Crown Jewels, the London Underground, black cabs, St. Paul’s Cathedral and the London Eye will give London visitors not only something to feast their eyes on, but also something on which to feast their appetite. TLSee (Tea, London and Sightseeing), the new afternoon tea concept at Swissôtel The Howard, London, treats guests to edible versions of the famous sights of the city on the Thames. - September 18, 2009
Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts is pleased to announce the appointment of Wayne Horbach as General Manager for the 359-room Swissôtel Sydney. - August 12, 2009
The doormen at Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts are to have an eye-catching new uniform: the prominent Swiss fashion designer Ida Gut has created an original doormen’s uniform for the international hotel chain, which reflects the company’s Swiss roots and quality ethos. - July 30, 2009
Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts joins the ranks of Expedia® Insiders’ Select™ 2009 with six properties having been selected by Expedia® customers and industry experts to join this celebrated list of favourite hotels around the world. - July 24, 2009
The new partnership between Lufthansa Miles & More JetFriends and Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts is designed with little guests in mind. JetFriends is the international airline’s Miles & More programme for children and young people, which enables young flyers to collect air miles as well as adults. And now Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts is also offering bonus miles when you book a room at one of its hotels. - July 18, 2009
Attractive conference rates are available from June 2009 at all Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts: The international hotel chain is offering a 20 percent rate reduction on the best available daily delegate rate for all meeting and conference participants. - July 10, 2009
Swiss First and Swiss Business class travelers on Swiss International Airlines flights will soon enjoy culinary excellence from the cuisine of Restaurant Hôtel du Parc des Eaux-Vives. From the beginning of September until end of November 2009 the renowned catering program “Swiss Taste of Switzerland” brings guests exquisite dishes from the culinary temple in Geneva, which is managed by Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts. - July 02, 2009
Renowned for its architecture and location, the AAA Four-Diamond Swissôtel Chicago has opened it’s new meeting and convention centre. $47 million were invested into this expansion plan comprised of over 38’000 square feet of function space including a state-of-the-art 14’000 square feet ballroom. - June 10, 2009
Pierre U. Stacher, General Manager of Swissôtel Sydney, has been honoured with the prestigious Australian ‘National Tourism Legend’ award at the 2009 Tourism Training Australia National Conference. The awards, hosted by Tourism Training Australia, were presented at a lavish gala dinner. - June 07, 2009
After a six-month winter break, Swissôtel Göcek Marina & Resort has opened its doors again for the summer 2009 season. The picturesque fishing village of Göcek, located right on the Turkish Mediterranean coast, has long been recommended by those in the know as a perfect place to spend an undisturbed holiday away from the masses. - June 04, 2009
As part of its corporate development, which is geared towards sustainability, Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts decided to set up an integrated Management System conforming to internationally recognised standards. - May 13, 2009
To optimize the guest experience and improve loyalty and profitability, Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts has chosen Market Metrix’s real-time satisfaction survey system. California based Market Metrix, LLC, is the leading provider of feedback and performance tools for the hospitality industry. - April 03, 2009
Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts walked away with no less than four awards at the 4th China Hotel Starlight Awards Presentation Ceremony, including Best International Hotel Management Group of China award. - April 01, 2009
From April, Elite members of Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts loyalty programme Club Swiss Gold can enjoy a very special service: During their stay at one of the international hotels belonging to the Swiss hotel chain, a range of exciting complimentary hour-long treats are available to guests, covering a wide spectrum of activities from creative to sporty. - March 25, 2009
Business representatives can now convene in style at the Swissôtel Grand Efes, Izmir on the Turkish Aegean. The elegant hotel, a “Leading Hotel of the World,” celebrated its opening last year, and now the Grand Efes Convention Centre, within the hotel complex, has also opened for business. - March 20, 2009
When Swissôtel Tallinn opened a year ago, the Estonian capital gained not only an international five-star hotel, but also a new top-class restaurant. The Horisont, situated on the top floor of the 30-storey building, very soon established itself as one of Tallinn’s most fashionable restaurants. - March 04, 2009
Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts’ latest collaboration has the concept of Swissness at its very heart. Just in time for the watch trade show in Geneva, the international hotel chain signed a partnership agreement with the Swiss watchmaker Hublot at an elegant dinner at the Swissôtel Métropole in Geneva. - January 28, 2009
Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts has been named one of China's Top Employers TM 2009 (China Nationwide) in a research programme conducted by Corporate Research Foundation (CRF). CRF is a global publishing organisation that specialises in research into best business practices, identifying leaders in the field of Human Resources, Strategy and Leadership. - January 08, 2009
When the Swissôtel Bremen opened last summer, the Hanseatic city gained not only an international 5-star hotel, but also a new top-class restaurant. Hillmann’s inside the hotel is set to become one of the city’s gourmet restaurants. - December 13, 2008
Friends of Nespresso don’t have to abstain from their favorite coffee anymore when traveling around the globe and staying with Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts. The international hotel chain has chosen Nespresso, the worldwide pioneer and market leader in premium portioned coffee, as their preferred supplier of coffee and coffee machines. - December 04, 2008
On 16 November 2008, 1,500 people will climb 1,336 steps up 73 storeys to the pinnacle of Swissôtel The Stamford at the Swissôtel Vertical Marathon, all for a good cause. This signature sports event aims to raise S$35,000 for the Spastic Children’s Association of Singapore through its corporate charity race. - November 13, 2008
Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts has opened two new splendid Amrita Spa & Wellness Centers at Swissôtel The Bosphorus, Istanbul and Swissôtel Grand Efes, Izmir, both considered oases of tranquillity and relaxation and honoured with membership in “Leading Spas of the World.” - November 12, 2008
Two deluxe hotels of Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts were singled out by this year’s World Travel Awards in Europe: The Swissôtel Berlin as “Germany’s Leading Business Hotel” and Swissôtel Krasney Holmy for the second year in a row as “Russia’s Leading hotel.” The awards ceremony was held in the city of Poprad in Slovakia by the World Travel Association (WTA). - October 27, 2008
September marked a new and fragrant beginning for the Swissôtel Berlin. Exotic herbs such as tropical sage, African lemon savoury, Ecuadorian lilac chilli, Peruvian hot pepper, Persian mint and thyme-leaved savoury are among some of the 35 exquisite herbs and spices reaching towards the sky on Restaurant 44's roof terrace herb garden at the Swissôtel Berlin. - October 16, 2008
It was an exhilarating F1 weekend at Swissôtel The Stamford, which was in the thick of the action at Singapore’s inaugural 2008 FORMULA 1™ SingTel Singapore Grand Prix from 26 to 28 September 2008. Towering at 226 metres and 72 storeys high, Singapore’s tallest trackside hotel served no less than 30,000 outside catering meals, 15,000 in-house guests and gave away some 7,500 commemorative F1 amenities over the three days. - October 11, 2008
Environmentally-sound mobility and tourism are the focus of an innovative project by Swissôtel Le Plaza Basel in collaboration with Basel Tourism. Guests now have the opportunity to join guided tours on two-wheeled Segway Personal Transporters (PTs), the first, self-balancing electric vehicles ever developed. - September 27, 2008
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