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2016 World Travel Awards: The Carlton Hotel St. Moritz is Switzerland’s Leading Hotel 2016

“This award is a huge motivation for us.”

Dominic Bachofen, Hotel Manager of the Carlton Hotel St. Moritz:

“We strive to offer our guests a truly unique and wonderful experience – an escape from everyday life and a change of scenery with the very highest quality of service. We are therefore immensely proud to be named Switzerland’s Leading Hotel at the World Travel Awards as it shows us that we are committed to the right concept.”

St. Moritz/Santa Margherita di Pula (5 September 2016). The Carlton Hotel St. Moritz was awarded the title of Switzerland’s Leading Hotel 2016 at this year’s World Travel Awards. The awards ceremony was held yesterday in the Forte Village Resort in Sardinia. The World Travel Awards were first held in 1994 and are among the most prestigious awards in the tourism industry. The rankings are based on judgement of around 167,000 industry experts – including travel agencies, tour operators and transport companies from over 160 countries – and more than 650,000 individual votes submitted over the last 16 weeks.

“We are immensely pleased and very proud to receive this independent award and the recognition for our unwavering commitment to our guests”, commented Dominic Bachofen, Hotel Manager of the Carlton Hotel St. Moritz, who accepted the coveted award together with his wife, Laurence, at the ceremony in Sardinia.

Each year, hotels across Switzerland that successfully combine service and infrastructure to create a unique guest experience are nominated in the Switzerland’s Leading Hotel category. Being chosen as Switzerland’s best hotel as the new season approaches is something that Dominic Bachofen and his team are particularly delighted about: “Being recognised for our work is something that motivates us even more and has given us a real boost before the start of the winter season.”

The Carlton Hotel St. Moritz opens its doors on 16 December 2016, and the team is looking forward to welcoming guests who will be attending the FIS Alpine Ski World Championships 2017.

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  1. Manager of the Carlton Hotel St. Moritz, Dominic Bachofen, accepted the award together with his wife, Laurence.

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100 years of the Carlton Hotel St. Moritz – the history

The Carlton Hotel St. Moritz opened during the Christmas season of 1913 and was the fifth luxury hotel in the village of St. Moritz in the Engadine region. It experienced a golden age during the 1930s, with guests arriving from across the world. In 2007, the Kipp-Bechtolsheimer family, owners of the hotel, succeeded in bringing back the glamour and charm of this era following a complete renovation that lasted 18 months. Today, the Carlton Hotel is among the most spectacular hotels in Switzerland with its fantastic location at around 2000 metres above sea level and the breathtaking views out across Lake St. Moritz. “We strive to offer our guests a truly unique and wonderful experience – an escape from everyday life and a change of scenery with the very highest quality of service”, explains Dominic Bachofen, Hotel Manager, who has been running the hotel together with his wife, Laurence, since 2009. “When you run a luxury hotel, you have to be a passionate host.” By combining historical and modern elements and incorporating elaborate details of superior quality, interior designer Carlo Rampazzi succeeded in creating an atmosphere that not only allows guests to experience the luxury of a five-star hotel, but also invites them to explore a magical world of luxury, beauty and well-being.
Further information can be found at www.carlton-stmoritz.ch.

About Tschuggen Hotel Group –
exclusive getaways at the most beautiful locations in Switzerland

The private Tschuggen Hotel Group has been committed to providing exceptional hospitality, award-winning cuisine, luxurious spa experiences and breathtaking views in some of Switzerland’s most beautiful spots for over 30 years. With their exclusive offers and discreet service, the family-owned five-star hotels offer guests superior luxury holiday experiences. The hotels of Tschuggen Hotel Group AG are the Tschuggen Grand Hotel Arosa, the Carlton Hotel St. Moritz, the Hotel Eden Roc in Ascona and the Albergo Carcani in Ascona (three stars). The Hotel Valsana is currently under construction. It opens its doors in the autumn of 2017 and will be an attractive eye-catcher at the entrance to Arosa. Further information can be found at www.tschuggenhotelgroup.ch.

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