Lobby de l'Intercity Zurich Airport. Lobby of the Intercity Zurich Airport.

InterCity Hotels has just made its Swiss debut near Zurich Airport. For the occasion, the mid-range brand has found a location in line with its positioning, that of accommodation that is always perfectly located for business trips. The Deutsche Hospitality Group’s brand is mainly developed in city centres, and to a large extent next to major railway stations in Germany, but also in Vienna and Budapest

and soon in Rome.

In its business travel portfolio, however, the company has only two airport hotels to date, near the hubs of Berlin-Brandenburg and Frankfurt in Germany, while waiting for the one planned for Amsterdam Schiphol next year. A segment that InterCity will strengthen with its expansion into Switzerland, as the brand has also begun its descent into Geneva airport for an expected landing in 2023.

As for the new hotel, it is located in the community of Rümlang, ten minutes from Zurich International Airport and about 15 minutes from the city centre. Like all Intercity hotels of the latest generation, the hotel was designed by the Italian architect Matteo Thun and offers 260 rooms, a restaurant and bar, a gym and a 450 square metre conference area with six meeting rooms. Three of them are modular, allowing up to 200 people to be accommodated.

The brand’s development in Switzerland will continue in 2023 near Geneva airport with a hotel being prepared in the new Quartier de l’Étang. This urban project, which is currently underway and whose general idea was conceived by the architect Dominique Perrault, aims to revitalize an 11-hectare industrial wasteland. The future Quartier de l’Étang, located in the commune of Vernier, very close to the Swiss hub and the Palexpo congress centre, but also to the centre of Geneva, will include offices, shops and housing. Three hotels are planned in the project, including a B&B in the economy segment, an Adina long-stay residence and, therefore, an InterCity with 270 rooms.