The World Economic Forum is just days away in Davos, Switzerland. The world’s leaders will converge on the Swiss ski resort to talk shop, “elaborating innovative ideas and solutions to key global challenges.” (It’s invitation only; talk about exclusivity!) As to be expected, these politicians and execs have plenty of options when it comes to choosing their digs for the event.
And now we’re hearing reports about a new luxury hotel on the Davos scene. A Credit Suisse Real Estate Fund is investing 155 million francs in the hotel’s construction, expected to begin in April 2011. To be managed by the InterContinental Hotels Group, the Hotel Stilli Park will have a unique architectural design: a metal-clad oval that reaches 40 meters in height. The goal is to go green; the hotel will be built from materials sourced locally and will be powered up to 90 percent by renewable energy. The 216-room luxury hotel is slated to open in late 2013.
The Hotel Stilli Park aims to accommodate both congress participants and vacationers to the Swiss Alps, who can ski some 300 kilometers of powdered pistes in the surrounding mountains, served by 61 ski lifts.