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Start of Renovation for the Alden Luxury Suite Hotel


Switzerland, August 2012 – The renowned hotel chain Leonardo Hotels signed a management contract with the exclusive 5-star Alden Luxury Suite Hotel in April of this year. In the course of the takeover the extensive soft renovation with a scope of CHF 750,000 has now begun. The concept of the interior designers Andreas Neudahm is intended to take the building that is listed for protection and make it shine in new splendour.

The 5-star Alden Luxury Suite Hotel was built in 1895 and completely renovated in 2004. An extensive soft renovation is now starting within the framework of the takeover by Leonardo Hotels that stretches from the public areas of the hotel to the guest rooms and is projected to be completed by the end of the year. This will provide all of the suites with new carpeting, new beds at a comfortable height and new furniture in the living room area. New high-quality decorative elements will also adorn the rooms.

New colour accents are being added to the restaurant, the bar and in the lobby with the aid of wallpapers. The appearance will also be characterised by a new lighting design. An inviting atmosphere will be created through the combination of a luxurious new interior with historic elements there as well.

The Alden Luxury Suite Hotel is viewed by Leonardo Hotels as a »standalone property« to be operated individually. »We are proud to be allowed to operate the Alden Luxury Suite Hotel. With our new furnishing and management concept we want to underscore the particular charm and beauty of the building while creating a comfortable atmosphere for our guests,« explains Daniel Roger, GM of Leonardo Hotels Europe.

The Alden Luxury Suite Hotel has 22 exclusively furnished suites. These also include the exclusive loft suites that have a terrace and sometimes their own sauna area. The size of the rooms range from 60 m² to 100 m² depending on the suite type. Air conditioning and heating, video on demand (VOD), a flat-screen television, high-speed internet access and wireless LAN come standard. The spacious bathrooms are also furnished with a whirlpool, a separate shower and sometimes a separate guest toilet.

Guests can indulge in culinary delights in the ALDEN Restaurant and the Piano Bar. In addition to Swiss classics, guests are also served innovative dishes as well as snacks there in elegant ambiance. The Gault Millau guide has already awarded our cooking with a toque. The current issue of Zürich geht aus rates the culinary expertise of head chef Alexander Lassak as »excellent« and describes the ALDEN Restaurant as an “ideal place for business lunch meetings as well as »tête-à-têtes«. The menu offers a »perfect mix of the familiar and slightly unusual«, continues the renowned guide that tested 200 restaurants in Zurich over the course of its research.

The Alden Luxury Suite Hotel is located in the heart of Zurich in the middle of the banking and financial district. In 5 to 10 minutes guests can reach world-famous Lake Zurich, the concert hall and the opera house as well as the famous »Bahnhofstrasse« with its luxury boutiques and the lively historic district of Zurich.


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.



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