Quality label for 58 privately managed first class and luxury hotels with special charm and authentic character in the most beautiful regions of Europe.

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For discerning guests and discerning hoteliers

Private Selection Hotels is the quality label of 61 privately owned first class and luxury hotels with charm in touristically interesting regions of Europe. Familal atmosphere and high service quality as well as a wide range of in and outdoor activities distinguish the hotels. 

The claim „personalised charm": the Private Selection Hotels and their teams commit to providing maximum performance and ensuring positive surprises. As our guests, you are welcome to have high expectations!

Minimum criteria of Private Selection Hotels

The minimum criteria fulfilled by a Private Selection Hotel: 

  • Every Private Selection Hotel fulfils the basic requirements of a four star hotel according to the quality standards of hotelleriesuisse.
  • Every Private Selection Hotel is privately owned and is not part of an international hotel chain.
  • The main guest segment in the hotel philosophy of every Private Selection Hotels are individually traveling guests. Services, promotional offers and infrastructre are based on the needs of individually travelling guests. The proportion of individually travelling guests in accordance with the total overnight stay is at least 2/3.
  • Every Private Selection Hotel is situated in a touristically interesting region and offers regional specialties and excursions. 
  • Private Selection Hotel guests are epicures. Thus our member hotels are recognised for excellente cuisine with seasonal offer and regional specialties. Exceptionally these demands in the gastronomical offer of a member hotel may be outsourced to a restaurant within a short walking distance of the hotel with the same high quality demands. 
  • Private Selection Hotels take responsibilty towards mankind and environment and act "suitably for grandchildren".

In addition each Private Selection Hotel fulfils the the criterias of at least one of the leisure segements listed below: 

Alpine Classic
  • The hotel is situated in the Alps
  • An altitude of at least 1,500 m must be reachable within 15 minute from the hotel
  • City or mountain bikes are available free of charge in summer
  • The hotel offers comprehensive guest services and activities including guided trips in winter and summer
  • Menu features regional alpine specialities
  • Front office staff will be delighted to tell you about recommended walks or provide you with information materials
  • At least one 18-hole golf course within a radius of 10 km
  • Lockable storeroom
  • Front office staff are familiar with the basics of golf and can advise guests competently
  • Tee-off times are organized by the hotel (including at weekends for individual golfers)
  • The hotel offers golfing packages
City Breaks
  • The hotel is situated in the core area of a town
  • Rooms are quiet, either in quiet location or sound-insulated
  • The hotel has a bar & restaurant (open at least 6 days a week)
  • Information materials about the city (culture, cuisine, excursion tips, tourist offices etc.) are available
  • Front office staff are able to provide guests with tips and information about the city
  • The hotel offers «City Hopper» packages (e.g. at weekends)
  • The wellness infrastructure comprises at least 1 swimming pool and 2 saunas with a range of heating cycles and is open every day.
  • There are at least two treatment rooms and services are available on at least 6 days a week
  • Dressing gowns and slippers are available free of charge in the bedrooms
  • There is a gym at the hotel
  • Water sports activities are offered at the hotel or can be booked at the hotel
  • Wellness meals (light meals, healthy cuisine) available
  • Use of the hotel’s wellness infrastructure is included in the room price
Water Front
  • The hotel is in a waterside location
  • There is a private beach or pool area with deckchairs for guests
  • At least 1 restaurant overlooks water
  • Water sports activities are offered at the hotel or can be booked at the hotel
  • Menu features dishes made with locally caught seafood
  • The hotel is in quiet, rural location
  • Extensive grounds surround the hotel
  • The restaurant is a key feature of the hotel
  • Information materials and staff provide excursion details
  • Menu features local specialities, gourmet cuisine
  • Supervised activity programme

Promotion of quality by Private Selection Hotels

As part of the quality promotion of Private Selection Hotels all guests are asked about their stay and satisfaction. This survey is carried out by the professional and neutral guest monitoring system of IRC Switzerland. You find the results of the survey on every hotel page (for example Hof Weissbad). Private Selection Hotels are proud of a recommendation rate of 93% on all surveyed hotels and guests.