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Sunstar Hotels

Milestone
2023 Sunstar Hotel

Opening Pontresina

Planned opening of the new Sunstar Hotel in Pontresina in the 4th quarter of 2023.

2021 Sunstar Hotel

Reconstruction Pontresina

Start of the renovation work in Pontresina.

2023 Sunstar Hotel

Sale of Sunstar Zermatt

Sale of the Sunstar Hotel in Zermatt by the end of April 2022.

2021 Sunstar Hotel

Closure of Sunstar Saas-Fee

The Sunstar Hotel Saas-Fee will end its hotel operations on 31.10.2021.

2019 Sunstar Hotel

Anniversary Sunstar

Sunstar celebrates its 50th anniversary.

2019 Sunstar Hotel

Sale of Sunstar Flims

Sunstar Hotel Flims has been sold.

2019 Sunstar Hotel

Cause we care

New MyClimate model „cause we care”.

2018 Sunstar Hotel

New management

Silvio Schoch new CEO and extension of the Sunstar Executive Board.

2018 Sunstar Hotel

Collection Strategy

Development of the new collection strategy.

2017 Sunstar Hotel

Closure Family Hotel Davos

Closure of the Sunstar Family Hotel in Davos.

 

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%.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

 

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.

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.

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.

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.

Launch of the first website

Launch Website

Launch of the first website: www.sunstar.ch 

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.

Extension Sunstar Hotel Grindelwald

Extension Grindelwald

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

Purchase Sunstar Hotel Wengen

Purchase Hotel Metropole

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

Purchase Sunstar Hotel Villars

Purchase Hotel Elite

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

Opening Sunstar Hotel Flims

Purchase Hotel Surselva

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

Extension Sunstar Hotel Davos

Extension Davos

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

Construction and opening Sunstar Hotel Davos

Opening Davos

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

1971 Sunstar Hotel

Opening Grindelwald

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

Opening Sunstar Hotel Lenzerheide

Opening Lenzerheide

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

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 †, 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