Deutsche Hospitality is continuing to expand in its core German, Austrian and Swiss markets. IntercityHotel will make its brand debut in Switzerland when the first IntercityHotel to be launched in the country opens its doors on 1 December 2021 as the group extends its European presence still further. IntercityHotels are very much characterised by their central location, and Switzerland will be no exception in this regard. The new hotel is situated in the municipality of Rümlang, from where Zurich International Airport can be accessed in only ten minutes. The city centre is also just 15 minutes away. The project developer is Necron AG.
“Switzerland boasts many top locations, and these are of considerable interest to IntercityHotel,” stated Deutsche Hospitality’s CEO Marcus Bernhardt. “This first hotel in Zurich has allowed us to create a home for travellers in a city which is one of Europe’s most important economic hubs as well as being a key cultural metropolis. Today’s IntercityHotel launch marks the first foray into the Swiss market for this particular brand, but it also sends out a strong signal that further locations in the country will be a highly attractive proposition for all Deutsche Hospitality brands.” The new hotel features 260 guest rooms alongside a restaurant, a bar, gym and spa areas and 150 parking spaces. There are also conferencing facilities stretching over an area of around 450 square metres. Interior design is by the star Italian architect Matteo Thun, who is responsible for the styling of all the latest generation IntercityHotels.
“The highly detailed and professional collaboration that has taken place between Deutsche Hospitality and Necron has enabled a functional and sustainable 15,000 square metre hotel project to be realised in only three years,” said Gerard van Liempt, CEO of Necron AG. “We are proud of the successful construction works and confident that Deutsche Hospitality and Necron will be pursuing more joint projects in the near future.”
Sandra Mutzberg, General Manager of the IntercityHotel Zurich Airport, added: “We could hardly wait to get going whilst all the building works were proceeding. The great day has now arrived, and I am absolutely delighted to be able to welcome our first guests.”
Zurich has around 400,000 inhabitants. It is the largest city in Switzerland and acts as the country’s most significant hub for rail and air travel. Guests at the IntercityHotel Zurich Airport will enjoy the convenience of short transfer distances into the city and to both the railway station and the airport itself.
The second IntercityHotel in Switzerland, the IntercityHotel Geneva Airport, is scheduled to open as early as 2023.