A gondola, a tree tent or a cosy hotel room, a mountain peak, a city rooftop or in fragrant wildflower meadows. Switzerland has pinpointed 50 top locations for its guests to enjoy the stars and view of the night sky.
Switzerland Tourism, together with its project partners (including hotels, B&Bs, private accommodation providers and farmers mountain hut operators.), have launched the Million Stars Hotel project. Around 50 unique accommodation options in all of Switzerland’s language regions invite guests to enjoy pristine nature or city life in an exclusive experience for two. The common denominator for all the ‘rooms’ is the unimpeded view of the starry sky from your bed.
Guests can choose to sleep outdoors, under a glass roof or behind a large glass façade. Depending on their altitude and ‘outdoor character’, the Million Stars Hotel rooms are available for bookings from the beginning of July to the end of October 2020.
Unique places to sleep
Offers range from spending the night on the mountain Piz Nair, in a cable car that has been converted into a tiny home, or in a glass-fronted cube on the mountain Eggishorn with views of the Aletsch Glacier. An observatory has been transformed into a hotel room for guests in St. Moritz. Water lovers find what they’re looking for in the stylish Tamaro Night Sky on Lake Maggiore, the futuristic plexiglass TUBBO SKY structure overlooking Lake Thun, or the comfortable Starbase in Hotel Vitznauerhof, which hovers above Lake Lucerne. The Sealander is a boat guests can camp in and promises a romantic starry night on Lake Thun. For glampers who want to sleep directly under the stars, various outdoor beds are available – for example, in Oberems in the Valais, in La Ferrière in the Bernese Jura, or in Toggenburg. Guests can sleep soundly in their own protective bubble in picturesque locations in Thurgau and southern Ticino, as well as on the rooftop of the Hotel Widder in the city of Zurich. Lovers of the great outdoors can choose to spend a night in a tree tent suspended above the ground, taking them that little bit closer to the stars.
Chosen by a specialist jury.
Switzerland Tourism has provided a platform for new and alternative forms of accommodation for especially now the current trend for close to nature, remoteness and glamping to produce a brand-new offering. This is the first time that a wide range of unusual accommodation options throughout Switzerland can be booked by means of a single platform.
Discovering hidden sides to Switzerland.
One of the goals of the Million Stars Hotel project is to make guests more aware of regions that are less well known from a tourism perspective. This will generate overnight stays and create added value in cities and in mountain regions. Ten projects – such as the wooden apiary room at the Grindelwald Youth Hostel and the cosy tiny home on the Lukmanier Pass – have been successfully implemented in spite of the difficult conditions encountered this spring.
Forget about counting sheep. This summer, people are counting stars instead from unique locations dotted around Switzerland.
For more information: MySwitzerland.com/millionstarshotel