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History

Bürgenstock Selection establishments are connected by a sense of tradition. 1859 Hotel Schweizerhof, 1873 Bürgenstock Resort and 1906 Hotel Royal Savoy: each of these establishments is characterised by a long-standing tradition and looks back on a noble past. The next glorious chapter in the story of these legendary hotels is about to unfold.

  • Barwa Real Estate Company

    Barwa Real Estate Company based in the emirate of Qatar holds a 50 per cent share in the projects of Rosebud Hotels Holding SA, which includes not just the Bürgenstock hotels but also Hotel Schweizerhof in Bern and the Royal Savoy in Lausanne.

  • Barwa Real Estate Company separates from Rosebud Hotels Holding SA, making it the sole owner of the Bürgenstock Resort.

    Re-conception under the management of Bruno H. Schöpfer.

  • Barwa Real Estate Company transfers its Swiss hotel portfolio to Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Company.

    Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Company is owned 100 per cent by the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA). QDHP Swiss Management AG is a subsidiary of Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Company and responsible for managing the Swiss hotel projects.

  • Zone plan becomes legally binding

  • First design plan of the Bürgenstock Resort becomes legally binding

  • Katara Hospitality Ltd becomes new investor as part of the internal restructuring process.

  • Establishment of the brand “The Bürgenstock Selection”.

    This includes the new Bürgenstock Resort, Hotel Royal Savoy in Lausanne and Hotel Schweizerhof in Bern.

  • Re-opening of Hotel Schweizerhof Bern in June 2011.

    With its 150-year history, it is the most tradition-steeped hotel in the city of Bern. After a total refurbishment lasting two years, it now has a magnificent new look.

  • The activities in Switzerland are transferred to Katara Hospitality Switzerland AG with headquarters in Zug.

    This is the company that operates the Swiss hotels. QDHP becomes Katara Hospitality Switzerland AG.

  • By the end of 2013 the Bürgenstock Resort has received 70 out of 75 construction permits and 120 million has been invested in:

    Infrastructure with power distribution centre
    Panorama residence suites
    4.3 km of roads
    Groundbreaking ceremony on 26 March 2014

  • Opening of the 5* hotel Royal Savoy Lausanne after five-year conversion period and an investment of approx. 100 million