Marriott has opened its fourth hotel and second Renaissance property in the Swiss financial hub of Zurich.
The 300-room Renaissance Zurich Tower Hotel joins the Zurich Marriott, the Courtyard Zurich North, and the Renaissance Zurich in the city, and is located in Zurich West, within the new Mobimo Tower.
The hotel takes up the first 15 floors of the tower, with a further nine floors dedicated to apartments. Features include “graffiti-inspired artwork leading guests through the history of the Zurich West and its industrial roots”, and “warm oak furnishings and plush bedding” in guest rooms.
F&B options include steakhouse restaurant Equinox, tapas-style bar Vivid, and American bar Lucid, while the hotel’s fitness centre and wellness zone is located on the 15th floor, and there is over 1,000sqm of events space including a terrace lounge.
The opening is part of Marriott’s plans to double its room portfolio in Europe by 2015 – the group recently announced the addition of six Boscolo hotels to its Autograph Collection (see online news July 19).
In other news Marriott has launched a new mobile app for iPhone, Blackberry and Android users, alongside a new “app-like” mobile-friendly site which can be accessed by all mobile devices.
The free app can be downloaded at marriott.com/mobile, and allows users to find nearby hotels, book a room, check upcoming reservations and access Marriott Rewards points balances.
Report by Mark Caswell