Ambassador of Switzerland to the State of Qatar, Edgar Doerig and his wife, Junko Kimura Doerig recently welcomed Qatari government officials, representatives and business-leaders to the Ambassador´s residence in Doha for the formal introduction of three luxury properties of Switzerland’s largest deluxe hotel group that are united under The Bürgenstock Selection brand. 

Guests were introduced to the three luxury properties during the exclusive event – the Royal Savoy Hotel & Spa Lausanne, the Hotel Schweizerhof Bern & THE SPA and the Bürgenstock Hotels & Resort Lake Lucerne. Katara Hospitality, owners of The Bürgenstock Selection, have invested one billion Swiss francs in these landmark properties.

The Bürgenstock Selection at the Swiss Ambassador's Residence cover
Ambassador Doerig said that the presence of Katara Hospitality in Switzerland stands as a key-element of the excellent bilateral relations between the two countries. The participation of both HE 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 in September 2018 was a strong symbol of the joint project.

The Bürgenstock Selection Managing Director Saeid Heidari, said that the similarity between Qatar and Switzerland lies in the two nation’s economic success and proud history of luxury hospitality.

Katara Hospitality invested one billion Swiss francs in renovating three iconic properties in Lausanne, Bern and Lucerne and created 1,100 new Jobs in the process. Thanks to this substantial investment, The Bürgenstock Selection became one of Switzerland’s largest hotel operators.’

The Bürgenstock Selection at the Swiss Ambassador's Residence

Alain Kropf, General Manager of the Royal Savoy Hotel & Spa Lausanne made a presentation of the facilities of the stunning five-star hotel with its 196 rooms and suites overlooking Lake Geneva. According to Kropf, aside from the stunning view and service at their hotel, guests also have the opportunity to enjoy visiting the Olympic Museum, go on a boat cruise on Lake Geneva, or visit the local farm’s petting zoo. Guests can also go for a Yoga class in the hotel’s expansive garden.

The other two properties were also introduced by their respective officials.

The renowned Bürgenstock Resort situated 500 metres above Lake Lucerne, according to its General Manager Robert P Herr, has four hotels (including the Bürgenstock Hotel & Alpine Spa, the Palace Hotel and Taverne 1879), ten restaurants, two spas, as well as a medical centre 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 and Marketing of The Bürgenstock Selection, introduced the Hotel Schweizerhof Bern & THE SPA, which, she said, 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 can also go on 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, 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 [email protected].

Between 17 June and 17 September 2019, guests at the Waldhotel Health & Medical Excellence will also enjoy a 20% discount on all three- to 14-day prevention and health programmes. The five-star hotel offers medical check-up, weight-loss, detox, beauty and healthy-ageing programmes.

An overview of the Buergenstock Resort

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