Market entry

First Intercity Hotel for Switzerland

Deutsche Hospitality enters the Swiss market with the first house at Zurich airport.
Deutsche Hospitality
Deutsche Hospitality enters the Swiss market with the first house at Zurich airport.

With the market entry of Intercityhotel in Switzerland, Deutsche Hospitality is further expanding its market presence in Europe. Location in Geneva to follow in 2023.

Switzerland's first Intercityhotel opened at Zurich Airport on December 1. From the hotel in Zurich-Rümlang, Zurich International Airport can be reached in ten minutes and the city centre in 15 minutes. The developer of the project is Necron AG. Deutsche Hospitality announces.

CEO Marcus Bernhardt: "Switzerland has many top locations that are very interesting for Intercityhotel. With the first hotel in Zurich, we have succeeded in finding a home for travellers in one of the most important business locations and in a major cultural metropolis in Europe."

Interest in further locations in Switzerland

The opening of the hotel at the airport not only marks a brand debut, but also clearly signals great interest in further locations in Switzerland for all Deutsche Hospitality brands, Bernhardt added.

The hotel has 260 guest rooms, a restaurant, a bar, fitness and spa areas and 150 parking spaces. A conference area extends over about 450 square meters. Designer Matteo Thun, who designs the current generation of Intercityhotels, is responsible for the interior design.

"The intensive and professional cooperation between Deutsche Hospitality and Necron made it possible to realize a functional, sustainable hotel project of 15,000 square meters in just three years. We are proud of the successful construction and confident that Deutsche Hospitality and Necron will implement further joint projects in the near future," says Gerard van Liempt, CEO of Necron AG.

Sandra Mutzberg, General Manager of new hotels, adds: "During the construction phase we could hardly wait to get started. Now that day has come and I am wholeheartedly looking forward to welcoming the first guests." The opening of the second Intercityhotel in Switzerland, the Intercityhotel Geneva Airport, is already planned for 2023.
German Hospitality
The company stands for seven brands in more than 160 hotels worldwide: Steigenberger Icons are exceptional luxury hotels that combine historical uniqueness with modern concepts.

The Steigenberger Porsche Design Hotels brand sets trends in the luxury lifestyle segment. In the Upscale segment, Steigenberger Hotels & Resorts stand for hospitality on three continents. The Jaz in the City lifestyle hotels are located in the Upscale segment. House of Beats combines a passion for hotels with a fascination for lifestyle, fashion and music. In the heart of the destinations, Intercityhotel offers comfort and in the midscale segment. Maxx by Deutsche Hospitality is also positioned in the midscale segment. Zleep Hotels combines design and functionality in the economy segment.

Together with the shareholder Huazhu, Deutsche Hospitality wants to become one of the leading European hotel companies.