TRIAL BEFORE YOU BUY: EXPERIENCE THE RESIDENCES
We are so confident that you will love living at the Residences that we have made an opportunity available for those interested in purchasing a property here – to trial before they buy. This unique chance will give you insight into life at the Residences, and life in Davos.
WELLNESS TOURISM CONTINUES TO RISE
Wellness tourism is a powerful cross between two large and growing industries, the travel industry and the wellness industry, both worth upwards of $2.5 trillion. Whilst holistic and Ayurveda health have been around for centuries, these practices are increasingly forming a large part of consumer decision-making.
REAL ESTATE IN SWITZERLAND IN HIGH DEMAND, AS FOREIGN INVESTORS FLOCK TO THE ALPS
The Swiss Alps is in high demand, with investors across Europe turning to Switzerland for property investment, confident in the historic reputation of Swiss real estate as a secure investment during times of economic uncertainty. According to UBS, the pandemic has triggered a surge in demand for luxury real estate across Switzerland, promoting prices to rise by 9% over the past year.
CONSUMER TRENDS SWEEPING EUROPE: A HOME AWAY FROM HOME FOR RENTAL RETURNS
Whilst owning a second property gives you somewhere to escape to, the global pandemic has forced people to think about how best to futureproof his or her finances. According to Savills, the possibility of benefitting from rental returns is now becoming one of the primary drivers for second home purchases.
AN INVESTMENT IN THE RESIDENCES = AN INVESTMENT IN HEALTH AND WEALTH
The Residences at The Hard Rock Hotel Davos are a unique collection of serviced apartments, situated within the world famous, award-winning Hard Rock Hotel. Nestled in the folds of the picturesque Swiss Alps, The Residences are centrally located, giving residents a chance to enjoy the wealth of culture, arts and adventures available in Davos
SWISS INNOVATION- HOW THE SWISS ARE LEADING THE WAY AND THE ECONOMY IS RESPONDING
According to the United Nations Global Innovation Index (GII), Switzerland has been consistently ranked as the most innovative country in the world for the last 10 years. There are 80 different parameters used to assess how innovative a country is, yet Switzerland has without fail performed highly.
BRANDED RESIDENCES ARE DESIGNED FOR SUCCESSFUL RENTAL RETURNS
The branded residence sector has over the last 10 years been experiencing high levels of growth, as demonstrated by the increase in brands signing up to participate in this operating model over the last 10 year. This increase in participation from brands is a direct reflection in the success of the of the branded residence model, along with consumer satisfaction and demand.
EXPLORE THE FAMOUS LAKES OF SWITZERLAND
The Alpine town of Davos is covered in fresh meadows and amazing clear blue lakes. The diverse geography has made Switzerland a famous tourist attraction with over 1,500 lakes holding upwards of six per cent of Europe’s entire fresh water stock. The famously crystal lakes are increasingly drawing in visitors to experience the vistas with loved ones.
THERE IS STILL TIME TO ENJOY SWISS SUMMER ACTIVITIES
Davos is a year round destination, but for those that particularly enjoy summer activities and adventure, there is still time to capitalise on the Swiss sun. The best months to visit Davos for the summer weather are through June to September. In these months, temperatures will be at an enjoyable feeling, with hardly any precipitation.
KEY FINDINGS FROM THE KNIGHT FRANK WEALTH REPORT 2021
According to the Knight Frank Wealth Report, Switzerland ranked fifth in the top 10 countries which saw the biggest increase in their ultra-high net worth population in 2020. The only other two countries from Europe in the top ten were Sweden and Germany. Much of this is was due to the value of assets increasing in the wake of the pandemic.
FAMILY FRIENDLY HOLIDAY HOMES WHICH FOSTER WELLBEING AND LOVE
The Residences at the Hard Rock Hotel Davos provide the perfect environment to create long lasting memories with family. The variety of apartments available, make these properties suitable for both small and large families, making it easy to find your dream holiday home, where experiences and adventure await in spades.
THE SWISS NATIONAL PARK BECOMES SWITZERLAND’S FIRST GREEN LIST SITE
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has granted a new site in Switzerland to its ‘Green List’ of Protected and Conserved Areas, which is the global standard recognising the best managed sites on the planet.
FLAVOURS OF SWITZERLAND
There is so much to look forward to when visiting Davos – and when staying in your Residence, the flavours of Switzerland will be sure to keep you entertained. The kitchens at the Residences are equipped to the highest specification, making cooking, entertaining and dining in your apartment – an absolute joy.
SPOTLIGHT ON RESIDENCE 903
Residence 903 is a two bedroom, two-bathroom spacious apartment ideal for family entertainment. This apartment comprises a kitchen/dining area, which leads through from an open plant kitchen into a large family living area. There’s also an expansive 14 sq.m. balcony, to be enjoyed all year round.
AN INVESTMENT IN HEALTH AND WEALTH
Countries around the world are processing the changes that we experienced in 2020, and with the New Year, came a sparkling new light. The emergence of the vaccine in answer to the health crisis is being rolled out globally, with Switzerland initiating a bold strategy that will see six million people, or 70% of the population vaccinated by summer.
REIMAGINED LIVING AND WORKING IN 2021
In 2020, one of the biggest global changes was how and where people worked. As lockdowns were imposed across the world, policy makers urged people to work from home. As a result, homeworking skyrocketed.
THE ALLURE OF THE SWISS ALPS
The recent health crisis made people wrongly assume that growth in the value of ski property was in jeopardy, as the recent Savills Ski report showed that the appeal of the slopes is far from being extinct. Global ski visitor numbers have increased for the third successive year, and interest in ski property, both from consumers and investors worldwide, remains at its peak.
WINTER ACTIVITIES IN DAVOS
The glistening blanket snow in the winter months in Davos is the dreamiest destination for on-and-off piste winter enjoyment.
REAL ESTATE IN 2021 – EUROPEAN TRENDS
Although the Covid-19 pandemic put economies on hold in 2020, the real estate market resumed smoothly, and continued to prosper. The pandemic also unearthed accelerated trends, changes in demand and newly desired outcomes from buyers, which makes looking into 2021 an interested landscape for the real estate sector.
HOW DAVOS HAS HELPED SHAPE A WORLD COMMUNITY
When looking back at some of the highlights of the Word Economic Forum over the past 20 years, it is clear that this famous conference is able to bring about action. The behind-the-scenes networking enables the powers that be to really work on their mission of improving the state of the world.
SWITZERLAND: HOTSPOT FOR THRIVING BUSINESSES
Switzerland sits atop most international rankings when it comes to productivity, innovation capacity and satisfaction for workers and residents making it one of the most successful economies in the world over the decades. Many companies based here are industry leaders, attracting businesses with one of the most efficient financial systems in the world.
We care about you
At the Residences at the Hard Rock Hotel Davos, we care about the experience of our guests. Our number one priority is safeguarding the health and safety of all of our visitors and staff, to ensure guests can keep rocking. That is why we have stepped up precautionary measures, implementing the SAFE ＋ SOUND* initiative designed by leading medical experts, especially for the Hard Rock.
To all of our dedicated customers,We want to take this opportunity to wish you a merry Christmas and a happy New Year full of success, health and happiness.
SWITZERLAND AND THE UK ANNOUNCE FLEXIBILITY AGREEMENT FOR BUSINESS TRAVELLERS
The UK and Swiss governments have agreed a deal that will allow British business travellers to continue travelling freely to the Alpine nation after the Brexit transition period ends on 31 December.
Health and wellbeing holidays at the top of travel trends
According to Mintel’s recent report titled The Wellness Traveller, critical levels of stress are running rampant through society, with 52% of adults reporting that they feel anxious or stressed at least 1-2 times per week
Skiing in Davos this winter
Skiing in Davos is still an option this winter, with many of the resorts already operating a very smoothly, implementing a number of new safety measures, including face coverings in gondolas, hygiene stations on the mountains, hand sanitiser and masks available at lift stations and social distancing in resort restaurants and bars.
Brands participating in branded residences on the rise, reflecting confidence in this operating model
According to the latest Savills report ‘Spotlight on Branded Residences 2020’, the branded residence sector has experienced high levels of growth, demonstrated by the number of brands signing up to participate in this operating model over the last 10 years…
Summer in Davos
Davos is an outdoor paradise in summer and has plenty to offer for those travelling to this Alpine valley. Along with the long list of open‐air activities, which Davos is known for, there is also a fantastic programme of events lined up for those visiting from near or far.
An asset which holds value for years to come
Many have spent the recent lockdown nostalgic over the joys of travel and looking forward to planning future trips. With holiday season now taking off as borders begin to open, the thought of permanently owning a holiday home to escape to, doesn’t have to be a distant dream.
Europe’s beating heart of health and wellbeing
Davos has long been renowned as a high‐altitude wellness resort, becoming fashionable from the 1950s when German physician Alexander Spengler moved to the area and began to notice the exceptionally good health of those who lived there. Soon, visitors started to flock to sample the unique microclimate of the Alps’ highest town.
A message to our customers
We hope that you and your family are staying safe and healthy during this unprecedented time.
World’s top skiers come to Davos for the FIS Cross Country World Cup
On 14 December 2019, the world’s best cross‐country skiers will commence their battle for world cup points in Davos on the challenging run through the Flüela Valley for the FIS Cross Country World Cup.
Hotel-style living on the rise as the modern traveller’s lifestyle evolves
When it comes to buying a property, requirements and priorities of the modern buyer have drastically changed from ten years ago. Buyers are looking for properties, which raise the bar across every aspect of the overall offering, and Residences at The Hard Rock Hotel Davos, do not disappoint.
The Residences at the Hard Rock Hotel, Davos offer solid investment for international buyers
Investing in a Residence at the Hard Rock Hotel, offers the unique opportunity for internationals to buy in Switzerland — widely recognised for being the world’s most stable economy.
Hard Rock Hotel Davos recognized by 2019 Travvy Awards
Hard Rock Hotel Davos and Residences at the Hard Rock Hotel Davos has been given silver in the Best Spa & Wellness Hotel/Resort in Europe category by the 2019 Travvy Awards!
Incredible Cycling Experience in Switzerland
Cycling as tourism trend gains popularity in Europe, and Switzerland is no exception, for it sustains the country’s focus on healthy lifestyle.
Switzerland Wellness Tour
Switzerland has been home for wellness centers for centuries. Today spa and fitness are as popular direction in international tourism as sports with the greatest advantage of its accessibility all year round and strong support from the authorities.