Swiss Historic Hotels - About us

Switzerland is full of historic hotels, guest houses and restaurants. Many of these valuable Swiss cultural and historical treasures have until recently lain hidden away. History meant dusty, old, out of fashion.

For a few years now, an increasing number of guests and hotel keepers have rediscovered the charisma, attraction and charm of these objects. Buildings and rooms have been dusted down and in keeping with the modern principles of friendly service and quality, these „guest houses“ are irresistible.

Motto: Patina, not dust.

And so it was that at the beginning of 2004, authentic historic hotels and restaurants came together under the name «Swiss Historic Hotels». These «Landmarks» are the embodiment of each region’s exciting history; revealing wonderful natural and cultural experiences; the cuisine and wine cellars offering mouthwatering delicacies. All five senses are catered for.

Within a few years it should be possible to enjoy unforgettable experiences in a dense network of these Swiss «watering holes».

Hotels from A-Z

SHH on Swiss Map

Culture-oriented initiators:

Founded in 1980, MarkeTeam is responsible for the combined marketing activities of the Swiss Historic Hotels, guest houses and restaurants. Its aim is to establish a quality trade name with unique offers and a great appeal.

The proprietor Peter Kühler has been developing and creating strategies and concepts for hotels and tourism for three decades. Barbara Zaugg has acquired long experience in the fields of personnel management, marketing and service management in hotels and tourist enterprises.

President: Christof Steiner – Kurhaus Bergün.

Other board members are:
Franz-Xaver Leonhardt, Krafft Gruppe Basel (Vicepresident)
Jörg Deubner, Villa Carona Lugano-Carona
Pia Nussbaumer Scherrer, Hotel Terrasse am See Vitznau
Daniel Ingold, Marketingfachmann, Murist
Benno Mutter, Kunsthistoriker, Bern
Managing Director: Roland Hunziker


HotellerieSuisse & ICOMOS Schweiz

The Friends of Swiss Historic Hotels Association

The “Friends of Swiss Historic Hotels” association was set up in 2014.

It is primarily aimed at providing financial support to “Swiss Historic Hotels” members in the fields of

  • architectural assessments to determine restoration work (preliminary inspection by conservators).
  • preservation work on historic buildings (façades, walls, floors, ceilings, paintings, etc.) or on historic furnishings (furniture, light fixtures, art works, etc.).
  • documentation of the work in the areas mentioned.
  • brochures, books and documentation (photos, films, etc.) on the hotel’s history (except if such brochures and films are simply for advertising purposes).
  • setting up, caring for and/or supplementing in-house archives.

As a rule, these tasks are carried out or accompanied by specialists in their areas of expertise.

For additional information, contact:

Roland Hunziker
Board Member of the “Friends of Swiss Historic Hotels” Association and Managing Director
031 302 32 26 –

Roland Flückiger-Seiler
President of the “Friends of Swiss Historic Hotels” Association
079 524 85 88 –


Swiss Historic Hotels

Anniversary: 10 years Swiss Historic Hotels


10 Jahre Swiss Historic Hotels