The Royal Savoy Hotel & Spa Lausanne in Switzerland, which opened in H2 of 2016, has reported that 15.52 per cent of its room nights are booked by GCC guests.
The luxury property recently reopened after an extensive $103 million renovation, restoration and expansion project.
A beloved destination among GCC residents, Switzerland has witnessed 163,289 arrivals from Gulf countries from January to July this year, a notable increase of 4.1 per cent compared to the previous year. A total of 431,959 overnight stays were recorded over the same period this year, a 1.6 per cent jump on 2016.
“There are 11 daily flights alone from Dubai to Zurich. There are also five flights from Abu Dhabi and 13 from Riyadh,” commented general manager, Royal Savoy Hotel & Spa Lausanne, Alain Kropf.
“It comes as no surprise that Switzerland is a popular destination for Middle East travellers due to the ease of access. Many of our GCC guests commented that they were happy to swap the stifling heat and humidity for the picturesque Swiss countryside, fresh air and outdoor lifestyle.”
Kropf concluded: “The Middle East is obviously a very important market for us and we have made every effort to tailor our offering to the needs of guests from the region. Royal Savoy showcases a unique hospitality concept in the city of Lausanne. The understated luxury of the interior design, sleek facilities and exquisite amenities are complemented by a unique service philosophy that allows us to please the most discerning guests.”