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We care about the future

Acting sustainably is not a zeitgeist. It is a necessity for securing our future. As traditional hotels anchored in Zurich, we have been sustainable for years - for the benefit of our employees and our guests. We care for the environment, behave in a socially responsible manner towards all our stakeholders and manage our operations economically to secure jobs.

Every hotel is like a large household; the challenges are manifold and include reception and office (digital instead of paper), housekeeping (environmentally friendly cleaning agents, re-use of bath linen for several days, smart heating/cooling system, LED lighting fixtures), food and drinks (local purchasing, energy-saving appliances, reduction of food waste, smart recycling), etc.

All Zürich City Hotels participate in the sustainability program “Swisstainable” of Switzerland Tourism. In addition, every hotel is committed individually and according to its unique possibilities, including the following:

  • General energy supply, if possible, from Swiss hydropower
  • Heating and cooling
  • Lighting: LED lights and motion detectors for on/off control
  • Measures to reduce CO2 emissions
  • Water consumption
  • Cleaning agents
  • Food waste: processing of food from nose to tail and leaf to root
  • Food waste: Recycling (bio-gas or bio-diesel)
  • Food purchasing: focus on local and regional suppliers
  • Purchasing non-food: focus on energy-saving devices
  • Züri Wasser: proceeds to charitable institution
  • Digital reservation and booking systems
  • Press reader: paperless guest access to newspapers and magazines
  • Ensuring jobs and promoting employees within the scope of their individual needs and capabilities
  • Benefits and training programs for employees
  • Support of locally based social organizations (cash and in-kind donations plus general support)

Learn more about our commitment to sustainability on our websites.
We are proud of our individually managed, charming hotels in the heart of Zurich. Together we act upon our common believe and commitment that

many small measures lead to big impact.

Our commitment to people on the margins of society

Zürich City Hotels also has a deep social commitment, especially in its work for the Chrischtehüsli on Zurich's Cramerstrasse. To mark the 30th anniversary of the Chrischtehüsli in 2021, the hoteliers and hoteliers organized a special celebration at which the people in need were invited to a festive mezze buffet. This celebration was of great importance to everyone, as the busy and much-needed Chrischtehüsli lunch table was closed during the Corona period.

Chrischtehüsli offers people on the margins of society a place to go for unbureaucratic advice and support for drug addicts on their way to withdrawal and leaving the milieu. Migrants are also supported on their path to integration and refugees receive free German lessons. Zurich City Hotels and Chrischtehüsli have been working together for many years. The hotels regularly deliver fresh fruit and vegetables as well as clothing and other items that are no longer needed but are in perfect condition. Especially during the pandemic, lunch bags were distributed on the street to help people in need.

The annual Advent party at Chrischtehüsli, organized by Zurich City Hotels, is another highlight of this collaboration. Hosts and hosts from the hotels take care of the food, music and entertainment to give visitors to the Chrischtehüsli a special festive evening. It is an opportunity to forget everyday life and celebrate the pre-Christmas season together. The warm atmosphere and supportive community make the Chrischtehüsli a place of refuge and help for those in our society who urgently need it.

For the Zurich City Hotels team, led by Tessy Bloch (Hotel Adler Zurich), the events and encounters are just as touching and enriching. The organization is deeply committed to making a contribution to the community through this work.

The Chrischtehüsli is financed exclusively by donations. Donations are welcome to IBAN: CH19 0900 0000 8007 9329 5 (