DAVOS, Switzerland—Hilton Worldwide today announced the opening of Hilton Garden Inn Davos, the brand’s first property in Switzerland.
The hotel features green credentials including a solar panel system located on the roof, and a wood chip heating system designed to minimize CO2 emissions. The hotel also engages in the practice of recycling its warm air through a mechanical ventilation process in order to conserve energy by reducing the need for heating and cooling.
In an announcement, Simon Vincent, area president, EMEA, Hilton Worldwide said, “Having had a presence in Switzerland for more than 40 years, we are delighted to be launching the country’s first Hilton Garden Inn. Amidst stunning scenery, Hilton Garden Inn Davos will play host to key figures from the business, political and academic world who congregate each year for the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum, in addition to the large number of leisure travelers to this beautiful region.”
Featuring 146 guestrooms Hilton Garden Inn Davos offers the brand’s signature features, including the Garden Sleep System; ergonomic Orange Box chair, and complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi internet access. Its restaurant, The Grill, will offer guests all-day dining, while light bites are available on the go from the 24-hour Pavilion Pantry. The hotel also boasts a business center, and a fitness complex which includes a sauna and steam room.
Adrian Kurre, global head, Hilton Garden Inn, said, “It is fantastic to see Hilton Garden Inn not only breaking in to another new European market, but in particular, this spectacular location surrounded by the Swiss Alps. Our mid-market brand is tailored towards providing the signature features and services that resonate with value conscious travelers who are always on the move. We are particularly proud of this hotel’s sustainability efforts, which really set Hilton Garden Inn apart from other hotels.”
Switzerland becomes the second European market where Hilton Garden Inn has launched this year, following the opening of its first Dutch hotel, Hilton Garden Inn Leiden, in August. This new opening means the brand now has a presence in eight European countries with a total of 60 hotels trading or in the pipeline.