The new InterContinental Davos hotel adds 13,000 sf of high-level meeting space to Davos, Switzerland, an area already known for meetings. (Think World Economic Forum.) Located about two and a half hours by train from Zurich, the InterContinental Davos looks down on pretty little Davos from the mouth of the Flüela Pass in the Grisons Alps. Every one of the hotel’s 216 guest rooms and suites has a balcony from which to drink in the majestic alpine vistas.
Conference space at the new InterContinental Davos includes nine meeting rooms and 678 sf of exhibit area. Like other properties in the company, it has on-site meetings staff and promises two-hour response to all inquiries. The new InterContinental’s Inclusive Meeting Package bundles everything from refreshments to presentation equipment. Planners can view meeting space on the hotel’s website, which presents interactive floor plans and virtual tours of the property.
The new InterContinental also offers The Insider Collection, a set of uniquely local meeting experiences informed by the cuisine and other elements of the destination. Planners can select from five experiences:
- Insider Locations: dinners, cocktail receptions or part of the meeting at inspiring off-site locations
- Insider Speakers: local experts or motivational speakers on topics of interest to delegates
- Insider Community: team-building exercises that benefit local communities, culture or the environment.
- Insider Interactions: team-building days based on the unique character, heritage or geography of each destination and help delegates develop effective working relationships.
- Insider Breaks: local cuisine prepared and served exhibition-style during meeting breaks
In an area known for looks, the hotel offers striking views of its own. The oval-shaped building has a façade of gold-colored steel elements. The 12,000-sf spa takes inspiration from the rocks and herbs of the mountainsides, with natural rock and traces of gold used in the design and with Alpine herbal applications used in spa treatments.
Appetites are engaged at three dining spots: Capricorn, an Alpine brasserie; the restaurant Matsu, with its fusion of Asian and Alpine cuisine; and Studio Grigio on the top floor, where guests are served the finest culinary specialties with more incredible views.
The mountains make Davos a favorite of skiers and snowboarders in winter, hikers in summer; the less adventurous visitor can enjoy the town’s numerous boutiques, cafés and restaurants during the day and its bars, discos and casino at night. For a more authentic experience, visitors can explore the surrounding area with mountain guides from the Davos Klosters excursion company. As a “Ski-Label” hotel, the InterContinental Davos can offer guests a number of additional tours with Davos Klosters, free of charge.