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10 Years of Redefining Luxury at the Dolder Grand

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The curtain was raised in the spring of 2008. After nearly four years of renovation under the direction of famed British architect Lord Norman Foster, the Dolder Grand emerged to reveal a shining synthesis of tradition and modernity.

10 years ago, on April 3, 2008 we welcomed the first guest to the Dolder Grand. Now we will celebrate our 10th anniversary with you. From April to December, every month we will be offering new anniversary specials and countless amazing facts on our anniversary page. Learn More

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Like Living in a Palace Unsurpassed Sacher Luxury in the New Bel Etage Suites

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The Hotel Sacher Wien has seven new suites. During the renovation of the Bel Etage in the Hotel Sacher Wien, exquisite parts of the historical interior were rediscovered and elaborately restored, bringing historical Vienna to life yet with all the amenities of 21st century comfort and convenience.
Puccini Suite, La Bohème Suite, Tosca Suite, Manon Lescaut Suite, Arabella Suite, La Belle Hélène Suite and Vienna Philharmonic Suite: The new suites on the Bel Etage of the 5-star superior Hotel Sacher Wien are dedicated to the world of opera. Alexandra Winkler, a member of the owner family, explains: “Our hotel and the opera are inextricably intertwined. The names of our new suites express our reverence for the world of opera and its artists, which delight and enthrall our guests on a daily basis.”

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Grand Hotel Principe di Piemonte Joins the Collection

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With the calendar turning to 2018, we are reflecting on a bygone age of refinement, where intellectuals, royals, and artists alike called the iconic  Grand Hotel Principe di Piemonte in Viareggio home. A historic hotel that first opened in the early 1920’s and nestled on the Mediterranean, only 10 minutes from the famed Cinque Terre, and an hour from Florence. Behind the magnificent facade, blends luxury, class and elegance to provide experiences that are always new and surprising.

The sister hotel to the Hotel Brunelleschi, in the heart of Florence, the Principe di Piemonte recently went through a complete and careful renovation that has brought the hotel back to its former glory, allowing guests to be charmed by the elegance of the past whilst still benefiting from modern comforts.

Overseeing the management, Genearl Manager of the Year, Claudio Catani of the Hotel Brunelleschi, the Principe di Piemonte has embraced his dedication to providing the best service and experience possible for their guests.

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The New Sacher Eck and Sacher Confiserie

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“At the Hotel Sacher, time never stands still. A fact that is impressively displayed in seven new suites on the bel étage, the new Sacher Eck and the new Sacher Confiserie.

There is a lot going on behind the imperial facades of the Sacher Hotel in Vienna. In 2017, the owner family embarks on an ambitious journey of carefully renovating seven suites on the bel étage, creating 150 additional seats at the new Sacher Eck – which now spreads over two floors – as well as presenting a completely new concept for the Sacher Confiserie. “Managing a hotel is a permanent process of renewal,” assert Reiner Heilmann and Armie-Angélique Lassiwe, the two hotel managers at the Sacher hotels in Vienna and Salzburg. “Our guests expect the best – not only from our employees but from the hotels themselves.

The new Sacher Eck spreads over two floors, allowing for even more space to enjoy a glass of wine or delicious Sacher treats. On the newly created first floor, guests enjoy cozy seats, welcoming séparées and a magnificent view to the Vienna State Opera.

The new Sacher Confiserie impresses with majestic white marble and the introduction of a new sales concept that focuses on visual and tactile experiences for the customers.”

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Le Barthélemy Hotel & Spa Re-Opens in 2018

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Following the hotel’s recent closure due to Hurricane Irma, Le Barthélemy Hotel & Spa which opened last fall as this destination’s newest hotel, announces its plans to re-open as soon as possible in 2018.

“This time last year we were diligently preparing for the grand opening of Le Barthélemy Hotel & Spa, but damage to the hotel in the wake Hurricane Irma is unfortunately forcing the hotel to remain shuttered this winter season,” said Marc Dobbels, general manager, Le Barthélemy Hotel & Spa. “We are terribly disappointed but determined to bring our beloved hotel back for the 2018 season,” said Dobbels.

According to Dobbels, renovation plans for the award-winning hotel are well underway and while designers have been instructed to return the hotel to its original splendor, there may be a few surprises.

“Le Barthélemy captured the essence of St. Barths with its understated, chic style that made our guests feel so at home and we know they look forward to returning,” said Dobbels. “Irma has presented a challenge, but she did not damper our spirits nor our resilience. Our staff, family and friends are well and now we turn our attention to the work at hand: bringing Le Barthélemy back for the 2018 season better than ever.”