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Published: 05. April 2019 - Source: The Alpina Gstaad

The Alpina Gstaad looks back on a rewarding winter season

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The Alpina Gstaad is pleased to share some award highlights from its latest winter season 2018/19. With the luxury hotel entering its 7th year of operations, the awards demonstrate the brand’s unwavering commitment to offer guests an experience Beyond The Expected.

Celebrated among an audience of 185 team members and co-owner Marcel Bach, the awards were presented at the closing cocktail event of the season, which took place at the restaurant Sommet on March 17th.

General Manager Tim Weiland, who was appointed on November 1st 2018, said; “It’s a genuine honour to receive these awards in recognition of the dedicated teams who are committed to excellence. Our owners, the entire board and myself are continuously impressed by your ongoing efforts and would like to thank you for your hard work during this winter season and positive contribution to the continued success of the hotel”.

Hotel of the Year – Europe (2019 Preferred Awards of Excellence)
The Preferred Awards of Excellence recognise partners across the company’s global network that epitomise excellence within the Preferred Hotels & Resorts brand promise.
Owner’s Representative and Advisor, Mr Onno Poortier, attended the ceremony on February 28th in Monaco and accepted the award on behalf of The Alpina Gstaad.

5 star rating at Forbes Travel Guide 2019
On February 20th, Forbes Travel Guide released its 61st annual list of Star Rating winners, recognizing the world’s finest properties and welcoming The Alpina Gstaad, among 21 new hotels, to the prestigious five-star list.
Forbes’ anonymous professional inspectors determine the rankings according to 900 objective standards, paying specific attention to exceptional service, with 75 percent of a hotel’s score based on its level of service, while 25 percent is determined by the quality of its facilities.

#2 Best Resort in Europe (U.S.News & World )
In early March, U.S. News released its annual ranking for luxury hotels and resorts all over the world. The Alpina Gstaad also appeared as #49 in the list of Best Hotels in Europe.
U.S. News ranks the best resorts by taking into account reputation among professional travel experts, guest reviews and hotel class ratings.

On a national level, The Alpina Gstaad was also listed within the top 10 of various annual rankings:
#2 Wellness Hotel Switzerland (Conoisseur Magazine – 222 Best Hotels in Switzerland)
#4 Best Spa Hotel in Switzerland (Handelszeitung – The 60 best Spa Hotels in Switzerland)
#6 Trip Advisor Traveller’s Choice – Switzerland

For more information on these awards:
Maxime Willems
Brand & PR Manager
+41 33 888 9894