Saturday, April 23, 2011
Swiss Quality Hotels International
Swiss Quality Hotels International is a non-profit organization and claims to be the largest hotel chain in Switzerland. The Zurich based chain represents 82 hotels in 52 cities and resorts in Switzerland (79 Swiss member hotels), Germany, Austria and Italy. The member hotels are 3, 4 and 5 star. Each Swiss Quality member hotel is an independently owned and operated hotel, acting and voting as a member of the non-profit association. The hotels keep their independent identity and their own name but are marketed under the brand Swiss Quality Hotels International.In Switzerland the hotels are classified by the Swiss Hotel Association-Hotelleriesuisse and have at least been awarded the Quality Label Level I from the Swiss Tourism Quality Programe.
Swiss Quality Hotels International was founded in April 1986 by a group of German and Swiss hoteliers. With 19 initial members the organization was known until 2003 as “TOP International Hotels”. Nowadays, the organization operates independently and owns its own reservation system, “QOnline”.