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Deutsche Hospitality Expands n Switzerland

Welcome to Lake Geneva! Deutsche Hospitality has plans for a further Zleep Hotel in Switzerland. The Zleep Hotel Lausanne in the municipality of Chavannes-près-Renens is the second venture to be announced in addition to the Zleep Hotel Zurich Kloten. It is scheduled to open for business in 2023. The new hotel will form part of a mixed-use concept including 300 student apartments, 30 further residential units, retail outlets, offices and public car parks. Deutsche Hospitality will be introducing its economy brand to a country in which it already maintains a presence in the form of the Steigenberger Grandhotel Belvédère Davos. Two IntercityHotels are also in the planning pipeline – the IntercityHotel Zurich Airport and the IntercityHotel Geneva Airport.

The new-build Zleep Hotel Lausanne will feature the smart interior design which is typical of the brand and will be located only a few kilometres from the city centre. The project meets sustainable construction standards and will be built according to Switzerland’s “Minergie” scheme. There will be 120 rooms with modern fixtures and fittings, a lobby complete with reception area, a breakfast restaurant and a bar. Guests will enjoy magnificent views of the hotel’s surroundings from a generously proportioned terrace.

“We are very much looking forward to launching a new location in Lausanne. We are joining forces with the Swiss-based property developer Gestiparcs Immobilier SA and are confident that we have the right partner at our side,” said Marcus Bernhardt, CEO Deutsche Hospitality. “The two projects in Lausanne and Zurich will lay the foundations for the expansion of Zleep Hotels in Switzerland. They will also sharpen Zleep Hotel’s international profile and continue to drive the growth of our economy brand in Europe.”

Lausanne is situated in the French-speaking Canton of Vaud on the shores of Lake Geneva. As well as being one of Switzerland’s most important economic, cultural and educational centres, the city boasts a multitude of tourist attractions. It is home to numerous museums and theatres and further major sights such as the famous Notre Dame Cathedral and Château Saint-Maire. A large recreational area directly bordering the lake offers several parks, green spaces, playing fields and a swimming pool. The hotel is directly girdled by the dynamic educational hub in the region. Around 50,000 students, important research centres and start-up incubators can all be found in the immediate vicinity. This so-called “Health Valley” helps pave the way for innovations in the life sciences and for technology-oriented companies.


Zleep Hotels is a Deutsche Hospitality brand. It provides quality and design at an affordable price in Denmark and Sweden. Deutsche Hospitality operates four further brands. Steigenberger Hotels & Resorts boast 60 hotels housed in historic traditional buildings and lively city residences and also offer health and beauty oases set at the very heart of nature. MAXX by Steigenberger is a new and charismatic concept which places the focus on the essential in accordance with its motto “MAXXimize your stay”, whilst Jaz in the City branded hotels reflect metropolitan lifestyle and draw upon the local music and cultural scene. IntercityHotel provides more than 40 modern upper mid-scale urban hotels, all of which are located within easy walking distance of railway stations or airports.

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