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Marriott announces Renaissance Zurich City West

28 Jul 2008 by Mark Caswell

MarriottThe five-star Renaissance Zurich City West is to be built in the rapidly developing district of Zurich West, with an opening slated for January 2011.

The new-build hotel, which will be located in the Mobimo Tower on the site of the former Coop shopping complex, will feature 300 rooms and suites over 11 floors, executive levels with views of the city and lake, and a 24-hour executive lounge on floor 14. There will also be a fitness zone and wellness area on the 14th floor, a restaurant on the ground floor, and a bar and outside terrace.

The hotel will benefit from 1,050 sqm of meeting and events space including a large ballroom which will be divisible into three smaller rooms, a junior ballroom, four conference rooms and an executive boardroom.

The property, which will be run by SV Schweiz, will be the fourth Marriott-branded hotel to open in the city, following the Courtyard by Marriott Zurich North, the Marriott Renaissance and the Zurich Marriott Hotel.

The former industrial area of Zurich West is within easy reach of the airport, accessible within 15 minutes by car or ten minutes on the S-Bahn train to Hardbrucke Station from the airport or the city centre. The suburb is seeing numerous new developments and is a hot bed of art and culture.

Stefano Alborghetti, general manager of the Courtyard by Marriott, said: “Zurich West is seeing less industry and more building of flats and offices. The area is developing like Broadway and the West End in that it’s very trendy and has lots of nice restaurants, good music, theatres and entertainment.”

For more information on Zurich see the “Easy Living”feature in the May 2008 issue of BusinessTraveller and for a Tried and Tested review of the Courtyard by Marriott ZurichNorth click here.

For more details visit marriott.com.

Report by Jenny Southan

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