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Alpine chic, comfort, originality – the para-hospitality upgrade

From the oak-lined avenues by pulling in a straight line to the TCS Camping Sion. Surrounding Alpine Panorama. On the eight-hectare Site between the lake and the swimming pool, Caravans, mobile homes and a real tent stand. Garden gnomes guard the ancestral places for the permanent campers.

for travellers, the legs extend non-volatile memory. "We come here for almost 30 years, always for a few weeks," says Berner, Martin and works Are available on the flat grass island. For the price of his with all the bells and whistles-equipped motorhome, he could rent a part of each year can also be comfortable in the Hotel. But anyone who's camped today, want everything. He wants to be as close to nature as possible but on comfort not do without.

A Trend that is clearly reflected in the changes to the campsite to resist. Rentals of various kinds interrupt the familiar image. Cabanes, Pods and the recently opened Air Lodges and wooden chalets are equipped for a shower and also families offer a relaxing holiday.

The TCS Camping Sion is a green relaxation oasis. Photo: PD

TCS Camping, the leading Swiss campsite provider, has set up with Glamping on the rise in the claims at the close-to-nature holiday with a touch of luxury. "Glamorous Camping is in demand," says the young camping place Manager Bettina Klinger. Everything she has learned about a good hotel management at the hotel school, for the benefit of the campers. Gone are the times of the taciturn space allocation. Friendly approach and comprehensive Service are all the rage.

to escape from a High level of investment in the Valais para-Hotellerie

The urge of the people, of the urbanity of the cities and solid everyday structures, leading to increasing in accommodations beyond the classic hotels . "Enjoyment in personal freedom is a strong need to," explains Damian Constantin of Valais/Wallis Promotion of the recovery of the so-called para-Hotellerie in addition to the campsites, for example, apartments and youth hostels will be counted. Across the country, the Federal statistical office reported 16.6 million of overnight stays in accommodations beyond traditional hotels. Alone in the Valais, there were about 5.4 million. Most of the guests come from the own country, followed by travellers from Germany.

The youth transformed "Bella Lui" lives up to its name. Photo: Thomas Andenmatten

especially the French-speaking part of the Valais, is a dedicated provider of holiday the Paradise hotel, which offers a slimmer Budget, a wide range of possibilities for accommodation. This is also dispelled many a prejudice. So also the youth hostels have invested much in the refresher of your Images. Scratchy wool blankets and müffelnde Massensäle were yesterday. In the "Bella Lui"in Crans-Montana you are living today, mostly with terrace facing South and breathtaking views over the Rhone valley in the Valais Alps. The four-, six -, and family rooms are practical and nicely furnished. Anywhere-to-ceiling Windows. A Lot Of Light. In the spirit of the Bauhaus idea. The bright red sun terraces, loungers on the three big sun and the turquoise chair in the open Salon are sourced from the Anfangsära.

Flora Steiger-Crawford, the first qualified architect in Switzerland, had designed the furniture for the 1930 as a luxury sanatorium, built in the house. Most recently as a Three-star Hotel operated, it was rebuilt in 2017, for around four million Swiss francs for the modern youth hostel. The client was concerned, the Swiss Foundation for social tourism, being very careful to get the Bauhaus-character of the listed building. The Interplay of classical, Modern and contemporary functionality, is today among young people and travelers from beyond the 40, as well as for single travellers and families equally well.

With clean lines and a fresh, durable Design, the Reka holiday village in Zinal scores. In addition, it offers a lot of space to run around. Inside and outside. And everywhere you will meet like-Minded people, because in this village, no one travels almost without a child. In 2015, four of the buildings were renovated in the Alpine style of the Swiss travel Fund; two newly built. Thanks to the fully equipped kitchen has every Morning, the choice between community and individual Breakfast. Then bake or crafts at the children's program. In the "Rekalino" partially supervised up to 30 children.

Zinal is the ideal resort for families and offers a variety of real holiday experiences. Photo: PD

The community house, with Lounge, wine bar, fireplace, library and swimming pool, meanwhile, a change for all. This mix of privacy and community experience has a high recovery effect for the whole family, such as the numerous outlet possibilities. 300 kilometres of Hiking paths there are to Zinal. Even those that can cope well with the stroller.

Alpine chic and award-winning wines

At the other end of the Val d'anniviers, at 1650 meters altitude mountain village of the Swiss peak Resort is embodied by the Swiss vacation rental home provider INTERHOME probably one of the most luxurious variants of the Valais para-Hotellerie. The apartments are distributed on six houses. With features and Design to Four-star level.

The architects for the design of apartments for up to eight people from the essence of the Valais mountain scenery to the warm colors, stone and a lot of, a lot of wood for inspiration. It is powerful, grounded, generous and elegant. Everything here is donated by peace. The straightforwardness of the heavy wooden furniture, the scent of the forest, the view through the window and the rushing of the glacier stream Navisence. Not least of all, the high modern equipment of the open kitchen contributes to this. Conveniently, the short ways to the ski lift and in the centre of the former Maiensäss-village with its old houses made of dark pine wood are.

With a lot of devotion, the Swiss peak Resorts followed regional traditions. Photo: PD

With an almost serene Hills, the town of Sierre surrounded himself in the Rhone valley. Of a medieval castle, imitating the water tower of the Castel de Daval rises over the vineyards of the family Caloz, produced here in the fifth Generation of award-winning organic wines. Ten years ago, he was expanded to a small Guesthouse with five rooms.

The renovated water tower that overlooks the vineyard 'Colline de Daval', is the perfect place for a relaxing stay. Photo: PD

Monique and Bertrand Caloz pioneers of the Valais wine tourism were at the Time. "Recently, we have received the Best of Wine Tourism Award ", chirps Madame Caloz. You like to chat with your guests and is a perfect representative of Bed and Breakfast Switzerland, where it has on the flags, not only the key to the property to hand over, but to also provide insights into the life of the family. There is also to almost every dish on the Breakfast buffet stories. The apricot juice comes from the fruit of their own 25-hectare Fruit plantation. Pears, berries, figs, and even white asparagus are processed to jams. The room wear the colors of the grapes from the five-hectare vineyard. Of course, you can enjoy the wine pure. In the evening on the terrace amid the vines. Spoiled by time and space.

The trip to the Valais was supported by the IG para-Hotellerie Switzerland and Valais/Wallis Promotion.

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Created: 31.10.2019, 13:52 PM

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