With its 160-year history the Schweizerhof is the hotel with the richest heritage in Berne. Celebrities like Peter Ustinov, Grace Kelly or Albert Schweitzer stayed here. Following a two-year comprehensive renovation the hotel shines again and radiates an aura of great history and grand style.
The essence lies in the detail. That’s why details are anything but trivial, at least for us. We place greatest importance on the little things. Perhaps that’s what made us renowned for generations.
With passion, commitment and joy, Iris Flückiger, the host and General Manager, together with her team of around 130 dedicated staff, look after the well-being of the Schweizerhof's guests, whether behind the scenes or "on stage".
The roof of the Hotel Schweizerhof Bern is buzzing – for the 150,000 guests at work up there, we have just installed three "mini-hotels". In this way, the five-star superior hotel has become an advocate for the dissemination of urban bee colonies, with the aim of promoting ecological equilibrium and raising awareness of the problem of bee mortality.
Unlike in rural areas, pesticides are rarely used in the city. In addition, the diversity of flowers is actually greater in cities compared to the monocultures in agricultural areas. It is even thought that city-produced honey tastes better. Depending on the weather, these diligent guests living in the three beehives up on the roof of the Hotel Schweizerhof Bern will be able to produce up to 120 kg of honey annually. A professional beekeeper looks after their welfare.