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Leonardo Hotels to Manage the 22-suite Alden Luxury Suite
Hotel in Zurich, Switzerland

New Hotel Manager to be Olivier Rappai

Switzerland, March 28, 2012
– The highly respected Leonardo Hotels chain has signed a management contract with the exclusive 5-star Alden Luxury Suite Hotel. The hotel, which is a listed building, is seen by Leonardo Hotels as a standalone property and will be run as such. Daniel Roger, General Manager Leonardo Hotels Europe, explains: “We are proud to have the privilege of managing the Alden Luxury Suite Hotel. The hotel stands for contemporary luxury and has a very special charm, which we hope to further reinforce with a new style of management and lots of new ideas.” The hotel’s new manager will be Olivier Rappai, who also runs the Leonardo Boutique Hotel in Zurich.

The 5-star Alden Luxury Suite Hotel was built in 1895 and fully renovated in 2004. A particular feature of the hotel is the way in which it cleverly combines the splendour of the fin de siècle with purist design and the high-tech comforts of the modern age. It has 22 exclusively furnished suites – including a presidential suite, a modern restaurant, a piano bar and even its own library.

Depending on type of room, the suites range in size between 60 and 100m². All offer modern comfort and luxurious interiors, in part with original stucco features and parquet flooring. They are equipped as standard with air conditioning, video on demand, flat-screen TV, high-speed Internet access and wireless LAN. The spacious bathrooms also have a whirlpool, a separate shower and, in some cases, a separate guest toilet.

On the culinary front, guests are spoiled in the Alden Restaurant and the piano bar. Just like the rest of the hotel, the rooms here delight with warm colours and modern designer furniture combined with historic elements. In addition to Swiss classics, guests dining in this elegant ambience can enjoy innovative main dishes or light snacks to stave off hunger between meals. Gault Millau has already awarded the hotel one toque for its excellent cuisine.

The Alden Luxury Suite Hotel is situated in the centre of Zurich, in the heart of the banking and financial quarter. In 5 to 10 minutes guests can be at the world-famous Lake Zurich, the Tonhalle Zurich orchestral concert hall or the Opera House, as well as the well-known Bahnhofstrasse with its luxury boutiques or Zurich’s vibrant old town.

Leonardo Hotels is the European division of Fattal Hotels, founded in 1998 by David Fattal. In addition to its hotel locations in Israel, the company has also been active in the European market since 2007 and currently operates over 30 hotels in Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Hungary and Austria, with other attractive European sites to be added soon. The company head office is in Berlin, Germany.

Julia Biss
Tel.: +49 (0)151 151 29 460

Sandra Dreher
Tel.: + 49 (0)30 68 83 22 303

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Also See: Leonardo Hotels to Open the 213-room Superior Leonardo Hotel Vienna in Austria; Owned by IMMOFINANZ Group / January 2012

Leonardo Hotels Opens its First Hotel in Budapest with the 182-room Leonardo Hotel Budapest / August 2011

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