More than 20 years after opening, the Kursaal Bern has entered a new chapter in its history. Kongress + Kursaal Bern AG has signed an agreement with Swissotel Hotels & Resorts whereby, effective in autumn 2020, Hotel Allegro will then be operated as Swissotel Kursaal Bern. Kongress + Kursaal Bern AG will invest c.€14.5m on remodelling. Renovations will commence next January and are due to be completed by autumn 2020. The hotel will remain open during the refurbishment process.
“Our search for a strong international brand partner led us to Swissotel. It combines genuine Swiss hospitality with intelligent design and a stimulating atmosphere. This makes us a perfect match,” said Kevin Kunz, CEO Kongress + Kursaal Bern AG. “Regardless of the change in brand, we will, of course, keep the proven management team in place and will continue offering traditional Bernese hospitality.”
“We offer a genuine expression of Swiss values and a steadfast commitment which is deeply rooted in quality, efficiency and reliability,” said Lilian Roten, Vice President Swissotel Hotels & Resorts. “We are excited to add a third property in the brand’s birthplace. Our contemporary Swiss style combined with local characteristics creates a balanced environment for guests to relax and feel at home.”