Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is to take on the management of a third hotel in Switzerland.
Adding to its existing hotel in Geneva, Mandarin Oriental will now also manage and re-brand the historic Savoy Baur en Ville hotel in Zurich.
The latest move won’t see the Zurich hotel fully flagged until 2024, with the property first closing in 2022 for a full renovation.
The aim is to “reposition the property as the market leader in the city”, the group said.
The hotel opened in 1838 and is a landmark property on Paradeplatz, the main square in the city centre and the heart of the old town, within a short walk of Lake Zurich.
The hotel is currently managed by Credit Suisse, but upon completion of its renovation under French interior designer Tristan Auer, it will be re-branded as the Mandarin Oriental Savoy, Zurich.
The hotel will have 80 guestrooms and suites and three dining outlets, along with conference and event facilities, including a grand historic ballroom, with a state-of-the-art fitness centre set to be installed.
The group is also working on the refurbishment and rebrand of the Mandarin Oriental Palace, Luzern, set to open later next year with 146 rooms and suites.
“We are delighted to have the opportunity to bring Mandarin Oriental to this important European destination and to rebrand a well-established landmark,” said James Riley, group chief executive, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group. “This is a strategic city for the group, which consolidates and complements our regional presence in central Europe, including upcoming projects in Vienna and Lucerne.”
Mandarin Oriental currently operates 33 hotels in 23 countries.