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Mon, 28 Aug 2017

Hard Rock Signs Hotel in Davos

Hard Rock International has signed a deal to expand its hotel portfolio to the Swiss Alps.

 Working in collaboration with International Hospitality Service AG (IHS), the owner of Spenglers Hotel and Holsboer Residences in Davos, the Hard Rock Hotel Davos is scheduled to officially open in December 2017.

Transforming the 130-year-old building, which houses the recently renovated Spenglers Hotel Davos with a new spa and soft design touches, Hard Rock Hotel Davos will give tribute to the building’s rich history of honoring Dr. Alexander Spengler and Willem Jan Holsboer – both pioneers in their respective fields.

 As Davos became famous for the medical benefits its high altitude climate provided, Dr. Spengler was the first person to open a people’s sanatorium, while Holsboer developed the plans for the railway line to Davos.

Hard Rock International has signed a deal to expand its hotel portfolio to the Swiss Alps. Working in collaboration with International Hospitality Service AG (IHS), the owner of Spenglers Hotel and Holsboer Residences in Davos, the Hard Rock Hotel Davos is scheduled to officially open in December 2017.. Click to enlarge.

 Recently renovated last year, the historic luxury boutique hotel will further continue its modern conversion by evolving into a music-inspired city escape with memorabilia adorning the walls of the property.

“As Hard Rock continues to grow globally, the brand targets expansion in influential cities and resort destinations around the world, especially in Europe,” said Dale Hipsh, senior vice president of hotels for Hard Rock International. “Famed for its pristine climate, cultural offerings and vibrant entertainment scene, Davos is a distinguished destination that draws in tourists from all over. We feel Davos aligns perfectly with the brand and are thrilled to bring the Hard Rock Hotels experience to the region.”

The upcoming Hard Rock Hotel Davos is located in the heart of the town, providing easy access to popular attractions. The property is positioned close to the train station, which is easily accessible from Zurich, and also provides guests convenient access to nearby boutiques and dining options. The hotel is also walking distance from ski lifts and museums, as well as the city’s convention center, golf course,  renowned Vaillant Arena, home to the professional Swiss ice hockey club, Hockey Club Davos, and where the Spengler Cup is played every year.

“We are very pleased to welcome the Hard Rock Hotel team in Davos,” says Alessandro Lardi, president of the Board of Directors of international Hospitality Service AG. “We launched our hotel and residence complex in 2016 and since then have been looking for a strong renowned brand for our properties. The high caliber of the Hard Rock International brand ensures that both Spenglers Hotel and Holsboer Residences – soon to run under the Hard Rock brand – will benefit from the professional expertise and unique music solutions that Hard Rock International offers, combined with style and the region’s culture.”

Catering to both business and leisure travelers, Hard Rock Hotel Davos will feature 111 rooms, including 31 serviced one to three-bedroom apartments. In addition to three conference rooms for dynamic meeting space, an on-site, historic chapel will also be available for booking, containing a modern sound system, natural acoustics, fully functioning organ and adaptable lighting, ideal for banquets, weddings, private concerts and events.

For those looking to hit the slopes,  the hotel will also offer guests a ski room where they can store equipment and gear.

Delectable food and beverage options will be available on-site, such as an existing three-meal restaurant, a local hot spot complete with a picturesque terrace located on the first floor. The restaurant will also provide a high-end lobby bar and private bar, perfect for private dining and tastings. The hotel will also offer an exclusive rooftop bar, providing  360-degree views of the mountains and city.

In addition, the property will boast a wellness center, including a Body Rock workout facility and a Rock Spa, complete with the music-infused Rhythm & Motion spa menu, five treatment rooms and a yoga studio.

Andrey Yakunin, co-founder of VIYM, financial and hospitality consult on the deal, said, “As a hospitality investor with a long-standing track record, I believe Davos provides unique opportunities for both hoteliers and tourists, as it has a lot to offer to its business and leisure guests in any given season. Therefore, on behalf of our investors in this hospitality asset, I trust this franchise will allow both IHS and Hard Rock International to build a successful and profitable resort, attractive to new guests, including those already loyal to the Hard Rock brand.”

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