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Sunstar Hotels

A success-story
Foundation and opening Sunstar Holding / Sunstar Hotel Davos

Foundation and opening

Sunstar-Holding AG was founded in Liestal (Basel-Country canton) by Fritz Buser and Ernst Rieder, the latter now sadly deceased, with share capital of CHF 10 million. The purpose of this company was to finance subsidiary hotel companies and to coordinate and manage their actual business.

Sunstar Hotel Davos*** opened for business

Opening Sunstar Hotel Lenzerheide

Opening Lenzerheide

Built and opened of the Sunstar Hotel Lenzerheide****
 with 168 beds

1971 Sunstar Hotel

Opening Grindelwald

Built and opened of the Sunstar Hotel Grindelwald****
 with 220 beds

Construction and opening Sunstar Hotel Davos

Opening Davos

Built and opened of the Sunstar Parkhotel Davos****
 with 190 beds

Extension Sunstar Hotel Davos

Extension Davos

Extension of the Sunstar Parkhotel Davos**** to 382 beds

Opening Sunstar Hotel Flims

Purchase Hotel Surselva

Purchase and opening of the Sunstar Hotel Surselva Flims**** with 144 beds

Purchase Sunstar Hotel Villars

Purchase Hotel Elite

Purchase and opening of the Sunstar Hotel Elite Villars*** 
with 106 beds

Purchase Sunstar Hotel Wengen

Purchase Hotel Metropole

Purchase and opening of the Sunstar Hotel Wengen**** 
with 148 beds

Extension Sunstar Hotel Grindelwald

Extension Grindelwald

Extension of the Sunstar Hotel Grindelwald**** to 389 beds

1998 Sunstar Hotel

Purchase Parkhotel Arosa

Purchase and opening of the Sunstar Parkhotel Arosa**** with 179 beds.


Founding of the Privilège Vacation Club AG. This new product marked the group’s entry into the timeshare market.

Launch of the first website

Launch Website

Launch of the first website: www.sunstar.ch 

Purchase Sunstar Hotel Klosters and Sale Elite Hotel

Purchase Hotel Albeina

Purchase contract signed for the Hotel Albeina**** in Klosters with 120 beds. Opens for business in the 2004/05 winter season.

Introduction of free SBB rail tickets for return travel to and from home for stays of 7 nights or more.

Sale of the Hotel Elite in Villars, which was making a loss.

Purchase Hotel Villa Caesar Brissago, Tessin

Purchase Hotel Villa Caesar

Purchase of the Hotel Villa Caesar in Brissago**** on Lake Maggiore. Opens in spring 2005 as the first Privilège Hotel.

Mini-bars are available in the rooms, free of charge.

Minibar free of charge

Mini-bars are available in the rooms, free of charge.

Ski pass included - Sunstar Hotel Arosa

Ski pass included

The Sunstar Parkhotel Arosa**** includes use of the cable-cars (skiing and hiking pass) in the price of the room, even in winter.

Climate-neutral holidays

Climate-neutral holidays

As a logical further development of its strategy, from 1 May 2008 Sunstar guarantees climate-neutral holidays. The total cost of the CO2 emissions from the hotels is invested in high-grade projects by myclimate. Guests also have the option – on a voluntary basis – of making their travel to and from the hotel climate-neutral.

Peter Grogg is acquiring the majority shareholding in Sunstar Holding AG

New owner

Peter Grogg is acquiring the majority shareholding in Sunstar Holding AG from the founding family, the Busers. The hotel group remains Swiss-owned and will be managed by the same successful team.

At the extraordinary general meeting on 12 February, Mr Werner Degen was elected as Chairman of the board of directors and Dr. Peter Grogg was elected as an ordinary member of the board. After many years of successful work for the company, Fritz and Rolf Buser are stepping down.

 

takeover of the Privilège Hotel Castello di Villa in Piedmont by the Privilège Vacation

Take-over Hotel Piedmont

Complete takeover of the Privilège Hotel Castello di Villa in Piedmont by the Privilège Vacation Club.

Opening Sunstar Style Hotel Zermatt

Opening Zermatt

On the 10th December 2009 Sunstar bought the Style Hotel in Zermatt at auction

The Sunstar Style Hotel Zermatt**** opened on the 11th February 2011.

Purchase of the romantic hotel Beau-Site in Saas-Fee

Purchase Hotel Beau-Site

Purchase of the Hotel Beau-Site in Saas-Fee and opening of the Sunstar Hotel Beau-Site Saas-Fee on the 2nd December 2011

2011 Sunstar Hotel

Purchase Hotel La Collina

Purchase of the Hotel "La Collina" in Pontresina. 

Sunstar takes over the Privilège holiday Club

100% participation of the Ferienclub

As of May 1, Sunstar increases its stake in Privilège AG from 45% to 100%.

Guest reviews

Our motto says that we do everything possible to ensure that you feel at home in our hotels. It is therefore important for us to find out whether we are succeeding in this ambition or what we could change or improve.

To this end, Sunstar Hotels has used a system of guest assessment questionnaires for many years now. With over 10,000 returned each year, we are able to obtain a representative view of the quality of our service.