Marriott signs to bring the Ritz-Carlton to Zermatt | News

Marriott has signed an agreement with Mario Julen to bring the Ritz-Carlton brand to Zermatt, debuting the first Ritz-Carlton ski resort in Europe.

Expected to open in 2026, the 69-guest room property will bring the brand’s legendary service and elegant design to the world-famous Swiss resort destination.

Once open, the property will serve as the second Ritz-Carlton hotel in Switzerland, joining the Ritz-Carlton Hotel de la Paix, Geneva.

“We are thrilled to announce this milestone signing with Mario Julen who has a fantastic vision for the project,” said Satya Anand, president, Marriott International Europe, Middle East and Africa.

“Zermatt is synonymous with outstanding skiing, mountaineering and jaw-dropping scenery.

“As the epitome of modern luxury, this landmark development and stunning destination will enhance our portfolio of iconic Ritz-Carlton properties across the globe, offering guests an exciting opportunity to experience Zermatt’s year-round snowy peaks, world-class ski slopes, and the iconic Matterhorn mountain.

“Today’s signing reflects the heightened demand for our luxury hospitality brands across Europe, Middle East and Africa.”

The Ritz-Carlton, Zermatt will be designed by award-winning Paris-based firm AW² led by partner architects Reda Amalou and Stéphanie Ledoux, with the architectural and interior design expected to offer a refined take on