Major improvements across Swissôtel properties

BASEL’S largest five-star hotel, Swissôtel Le Plaza Basel, Switzerland, has a glittering new look right on time for its 25th anniversary.

The property by Basel Exhibition Centre has been completely refurbished and now sports a contemporary new image featuring attractive cutting-edge design.

Visitors can choose from 238 beautifully-appointed, new-look guest rooms and suites. The hotel also features business centres in the foyer of each floor, new LCD TVs and wireless internet access throughout.

The ô Bar at Swissôtel Le Plaza has also had a complete contemporary makeover and the pürovel sport health and fitness centre is entirely new offering first-class gym equipment together with a selection of massages and treatments, inspired by the nature of the Swiss Alps.

General manager Daniel Füglister said: “Whether it’s for hotel guests staying in new rooms, locals visiting the ô Bar after work or fitness enthusiasts working out at pürovel sport - we are pleased to be able to constantly improve the quality of our facilities and our personal service.”

Sister property Swissôtel Zurich in Oerlikon has also undergone extensive renovation with the 347 guest rooms and suites getting a facelift and further work to the tune of CHF2.2 million ($2.2 million) being undertaken to enhance sustainability.

“Various measures, such as the installation of energy and heat recovery systems and the conversion from oil heating to the Zurich Nord district heating supply, for instance, have enabled us to meet the Kyoto Protocol requirements already,” said general manager Marc Ohlendorf. “This allows us to offer our guests a product that is not only modern but also completely sustainable.”

The hotel has two restaurants and a lounge and bar as well as Amrita Spa & Fitness on the 32nd floor, which offers a breath-taking view of the city and the Swiss Alps, and a total of 19 conference and meeting rooms which can accommodate up to 1,000 people.

And the Swissôtel Métropole Geneva (pictured) has unveiled the new decor of its Royal Suite as well as its deluxe suites and conference room. 

The property has just completed a new phase of its renovation programme including its large suites and conference rooms. Following the successful renovation of its Grand Quai restaurant last year, local designer Fiona Pont was chosen to renovate the accommodation and conference space.

The Royal Suite, located on the fourth floor, offers the most beautiful views over the lake and has been completely redesigned to include a bar, a dining area and a walk-in closet. The bedroom is nestled under the roof and the bathroom includes a Jacuzzi and tropical shower.

The conference rooms on the main floor also have new decor as well as technical improvements to the sound system and the soundproofing in between rooms.

Half of the premier city-side rooms have so far been renovated following the same design and the business and junior suites are expected to be completed by the end of the year.