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Switzerland

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Contact: Bettina Mumenthaler
Job Title:
Manager UK & Ireland
Address: Switzerland Convention & Incentive Bureau
30 Bedford Street
London
WC2E 9ED
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)20 7845 7686
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Web: www.myswitzerland.com/meetings

Switzerland – Meeting Excellence

Switzerland has a long tradition of bringing people together to negotiate agreements, share know-how, celebrate achievements, develop strategies and come up with new innovations.

Every year, Switzerland invests heavily in the meetings sector and offers you some of the finest venues worldwide. Whatever kind of event you are planning, we can show you how Switzerland’s economic stability, environmentally friendly image, spirit of innovation and commitment to quality all work to your advantage.

Activities
Thanks to the short distances, your clients can play in the morning in the sun-kissed snow (all year round on one of our glaciers), have lunch during a scenic rail journey on a historic train, enjoy Swiss wine and specialties in stunning surroundings in a vineyard before sailing across an azure blue lake for dinner in a medieval castle.

Five unique and different experiences all in one day, that’s what makes Switzerland one of the most desirable incentive destinations in the world.

Accessibility
Exceptionally easy access is another big selling point of this little, landlocked island in the heart of Europe. Switzerland is easy to reach from anywhere in the world thanks to extensive flight connections from its five international airports.

Our cities have some of the world’s shortest airport transfers. In Geneva for example it takes only 6 minutes to get from the airport to the city centre with public transport. If your destination is further afield your journey is part of the experience as you travel past the most stunning scenery in style on a public transport network that is the envy of the world.

Where the world meets
Conference organisers and participants not only benefit from this positive image and top infrastructure but also from the spectacular setting and the high quality of life. That is why Switzerland is often host to international congresses and world-famous events. The World Economic Forum in Davos for instance is attended amongst others by 35 heads of state; the International Motor Show in Geneva and the Watch and Jewellery Show BASELWORLD are just a few of the many leading events which use Swiss Cities to host their events and have for many years.

We advise you free of charge
The Switzerland Convention & Incentive Bureau, part of Switzerland Tourism, offers assistance in the planning of any type of event with no obligation or cost on your part. We help research destinations and venues, submit quotes and introduce you to key stakeholders of the Swiss MICE industry.

2015 St. Moritz Gourmet Festival – ‘British Edition’, drew to a close with Great BMW Gourmet Finale

Great BMW Gourmet Finale, ©Swiss-image.ch
The ‘British Edition’ of the 2015 St. Moritz Gourmet Festival ended Friday evening (30th January) with the Great BMW Gourmet Finale at the Kulm Hotel St. Moritz. As a tribute to the first British tourists, to whom we owe the anniversary of ‘150 years of winter tourism in Switzerland’, nine internationally high-ranking master chefs from Great Britain enthralled visitors during this pleasure week. With their culinary skills they spoiled 4,000 guests at more than 40 different festival events in the Upper Engadine.

Read more: 2015 St. Moritz Gourmet Festival – ‘British Edition’, drew to a close with Great BMW Gourmet Finale

Grand Resort Bad Ragaz celebrates 175 years of thermal water with Blue Gold package

175 Years-175 Rooms-175 Swiss Francs special

This year, Europe’s leading wellbeing and medical health resort, Grand Resort Bad Ragaz, is celebrating the 175th Anniversary of piping the natural healing waters from Switzerland’s famous Tamina Gorge directly to the resort. To celebrate this milestone occasion, Bad Ragaz has created a bespoke Blue Gold package which includes a new, invigorating Thermal Water Massage based around the excellent healing powers of this warm water. The award-winning resort will also be offering a fantastic offer to all guests in light of the 175 year Anniversary: 175 rooms priced at 175 Swiss Francs per room, available online from 2nd February 2015.

Read more: Grand Resort Bad Ragaz celebrates 175 years of thermal water with Blue Gold package

Kulm Hotel St. Moritz and its sister property Grand Hotel Kronenhof, Pontresina win 2015 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice® Hotel Awards

Kulm Hotel St. Moritz
The Kulm Hotel St. Moritz and its sister property Grand Hotel Kronenhof, Pontresina have won significant recognition in the 2015 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice® awards, with the Kulm Hotel being named Switzerland’s Top Hotel.
Now in their 13th year, the Travelers’ Choice® awards are determined by the millions of reviews and opinions collected by TripAdvisor travellers around the globe in a single year. In addition to being crowned Switzerland’s Top Hotel, the Kulm Hotel took second place in the Luxury hotels in Switzerland category and the fifth spot for Best Service in Switzerland, while Grand Hotel Kronenhof is the third Top Hotel in Switzerland, as well as the third best Luxury hotel and second for Best Service in Switzerland.


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The Chedi Andermatt wins European Hotel Design Awards for Best Bedrooms and Bathrooms 2014 

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The Chedi Andermatt has won the European Hotel Design Award for Best Bedrooms and Bathrooms.   Designed by  ‘design guru’ and ‘living legend’ of hotel design Jean-Michel Gathy, Chief Designer at Denniston International Architects, The Chedi Andermatt opened in December 2013.

Read more: The Chedi Andermatt wins European Hotel Design Awards for Best Bedrooms and Bathrooms 2014 

The Alpina Gstaad introduces new packages for the 2014/2015 Winter Season

The Alpina Gstaad has all interests covered with the creation of its new packages for the upcoming winter season. With the Extreme Winter package for adventurous guests, the Ladies Bliss and Gentlemen packages for groups of friends looking for a winter getaway and the Town and Country package for those seeking a cultural escape, these packages have something for everyone wanting an alpine retreat.

Read more: The Alpina Gstaad introduces new packages for the 2014/2015 Winter Season