Swiss Hospitality Excellence: Highlights from the Hospitality Summit & Hotelier of the Year 2024

The Hospitality Summit 2024 in Zurich was all about innovation and outstanding achievements in the hospitality industry. Around 800 tourism professionals gathered to discuss trends, share knowledge and recognise excellence. The prestigious Hotelier of the Year and Special Award ceremonies provided an opportunity to celebrate and exchange ideas on the future of the industry.

Where the future of hospitality is discussed: Key takeaways from Hospitality Summit 2024

This year’s Hospitality Summit was an exceptional platform for the latest developments in the hospitality industry. With expert presentations, interactive workshops and networking opportunities, the event once again set new standards. Topics such as sustainability, digitalisation and innovative business models were at the forefront and were lively debated by industry leaders. Attendees gained valuable insights into the future of the hospitality industry, making the Summit a must-attend event for industry professionals.

What were the main takeaways?

Sustainability: Green initiatives and sustainable practices are increasingly becoming the norm and offer competitive advantages.

Digitalisation: Artificial intelligence and digital tools are revolutionising guest services and improving operational efficiency..

Personalisation: Unique, tailored guest experiences are critical to customer loyalty and satisfaction.

Employee development: Investing in training and retention is essential for long-term success.

Business models: Innovative strategies and flexible business models help to respond effectively to market changes.

A family recipe for success: The Dietrich Brothers as Hoteliers of the Year 2024

One of the highlights of the Hospitality Summit was undoubtedly the presentation of the ‘Hotelier of the Year 2024’ award to Claudio and Patrick Dietrich of Waldhaus Sils. The brothers were honoured for their tireless efforts to preserve and modernise the traditional hotel. Their concept of harmoniously combining history and innovation impressed the jury.

The Waldhaus Sils, with its personal service and artistic-cultural focus, remains a flagship of Swiss hospitality. Our long-standing collaboration in the field of revenue management and distribution has consistently confirmed that the hotel team and the Dietrich family truly achieve the extraordinary.

Special Award 2024: Claudia Züllig-Landolt shapes the future

We are particularly excited that Schweizerhof Lenzerheide, also one of our partner hotels, was honoured with the Special Award 2024! This estemed award was presented to Claudia Züllig-Landolt for her outstanding contribution to the training of new talent in the hospitality industry. As a co-initiator of the training programme for hotel communications specialists and through her long-standing work in promoting young talent, she has made a significant contribution. Her commitment ensures the future of the industry by inspiring and supporting the next generation of hoteliers.

The journey continues: Future prospects for the hospitality industry

The Hospitality Summit 2024 has shown that despite the challenges, the industry is full of drive and innovation. The selection of the Hotelier of the Year and Special Award winners shows the importance of combining tradition and progress. With exciting projects and a clear vision for the future, we will continue to support and drive the hospitality industry forward.

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