After 60 years, the Glärnischhof is history at the end of March.
Because of Corona, congress travelers are practically completely absent.
The traditional house still had an occupancy rate of five percent at times.
The city hotel industry is particularly suffering from the Corona crisis.
The corona crisis hits the hotels with full force. The situation in the cities is particularly tense. Because tourists and business travelers stay away there. The re is no end in sight to the crisis for the time being.
This has consequences: The Schweizerhof in Lucerne is closed until mid-March. The house celebrated its 175th anniversary last year. Zurich is also affected. The Corona crisis broke the neck of the Swissôtel in Zurich-Oerlikon. Now noble mini-lofts are to be built in the high-rise. Until then, the rooms will be sublet.
The end after 60 years
The latest example: after 60 years, the 4-star superior Hotel Glärnischhof in Zurich closes at the end of March. Forever. 34 employees lose their jobs, as the «Hotel Revue» reports. The situation was dramatic: Since the beginning of the Corona crisis, the number of guests and thus also sales have fallen sharply, in individual months by up to 95 percent, the hotel writes in a message.
Glärnischhof AG suffered heavy losses over several months and had to financially secure the continuation of hotel operations. In the current corona situation, however, sustainable operation of the hotel is no longer possible. As a result, the owner family decided to close the hotel at the end of March. “This entrepreneurial decision hurts, but it is unavoidable,” it continues.
Resignations in spring
The first austerity measures were introduced and jobs were cut back during the first lockdown last spring. A consultation process is now in progress because it is a mass layoff. Initial discussions are already underway so that at least the apprentices can finish their colleges elsewhere.
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