The benefit of stars

In Swiss tourism, holiday apartments and guest rooms (non-hotel accommodation) form an optimal complement to the hotel industry. The Swiss Tourism Federation manages the official Swiss holiday apartment and guest room classification. More than 25’000 properties are classified and have acquired between one and a maximum of five stars (with the additional superior categories). The quality is regularly monitored by random inspections.

There is a specific classification system with five categories for holiday apartments and guest rooms respectively. In each category the must criteria, a given number of points and the overall minimal requirements have to be met. An independent classification office controls the procedure.

ADVANTAGES FOR THE GUESTS:

  • Official Swiss classification for holiday apartments and guest rooms
  • Infrastructure and services can be compared
  • The standards are controlled and monitored by random inspections 

ADVANTAGES FOR THE LANDLADY / THE LANDLORD:

  • Official Swiss classification for holiday apartments and guest rooms
  • Advice and tips regarding support and services from the classification offices
  • Verified quality control be the certificate of the Swiss Tourism Federation
  • Improved positioning on the booking platform of Switzerland Tourism myswitzerland.com:
    Classified properties which are listed on booking systems are always listed with priority. Holiday apartments without access to a booking system with an interface to classification are not listed.
  • The quality of holiday apartments and guest rooms can be assured and compared

AN ATTRACTIVE COMBINATION

With the Quality Programme of Swiss Tourism, the Swiss Tourism Federation offers an attractive double classification for holiday apartments and guest rooms.