The Hotel Schweizerhof Bern & THE SPA

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For over 150 years, the Hotel Schweizerhof Bern & THE SPA has been the leading hotel in Switzerland’s capital city, attracting a demanding clientele of business and event visitors, and guests from Bern itself. Situated in Bern’s most central location near the train station, the five-star superior hotel blends classical grand tradition with contemporary flair, elegant design and world-class service. Today the Hotel Schweizerhof Bern & THE SPA comprises 99 stylish rooms and suites, the 800m² Bel Etage including the Salon Trianon, a legendary ballroom appropriate for events of all kinds, Jack’s Brasserie with its 14 Gault-Millau points, the modern Lobby Lounge Bar, a sophisticated Cigar Lounge, THE SPA with its 500m² of luxurious wellness facilities, and the unique Sky Terrace.

Give us a brief history about the hotel

Hotel Schweizerhof Bern & The Spa was the first luxury hotel in Bern, with roots stretching back over 150 years. Built on a foundation of grandeur, the Hotel has been welcoming world-famous celebrities, heads of state and leading scientists as their guests.

Hotel Fetzer, as it was first known as when it was founded in 1857, was rebuilt and festively reopened in the later years to appear as an extravagant hotel. Calendar changed, management changed, but the glory of the Hotel was just multiplying with time. Today, the Hotel is a part of the portfolio of Buergenstock Selection and undoubtedly a specimen of luxury.

Demographics of the hotel, namely occupancy strength, nationalities that often visit, etc.

The hotel is located next to the train station in the middle of the capitol city of Switzerland and also in the heart of Switzerland. Our main market is Switzerland followed by US, Germany, UK and GCC.

Is your property child-friendly? What are the amenities for kids and women?

We have some rooms which can be interconnected as family rooms (Family Two Bedroom and Family Three Bedroom). We offer one hour a day where the kids are allowed to go to the Spa with their parents (Splash Hour from 4pm to 5pm). We do have special kids menu at our Restaurant Jack’s Brasserie and Lobby-Lounge-Bar. Each child gets a small goody bag in the room upon arrival which includes drawing material, shampoo, bath towel and a little tiger (stuffed animals).

Share with us any mysterious story about your property

In 1969, the Hotel Schweizerhof Bern was filmed in a scene in “James Bond 007 – On Her Majesty’s Secret Service”. The sequence played in the balcony of our room 411 where James Bond receives the order to go against Blofeld. That was one-of-a-kind experience.

Special amenities at the hotel

Charging station for electric cars

Valet parking

Concierge service

Library in the Lobby-Lounge-Bar

In-room minibar with complimentary soft-drinks & beer

Nespresso coffee machine in all rooms

Bathroom with rain showerhead and/or oversized bathtub

Amenities by Bulgari in each room

Tell us about the location and what makes it special?

The Swiss capital can easily be reached by car, train or by air via the Berne-Belp international airport. Directly opposite the main railway station, the hotel benefits from excellent connections. The unique old-town and all the important sights are literally just around the corner.