The Supertanker picks up again


Corona and the hospitality of The Supertanker takes back travel projects Monday to open Restaurants in the Bellevue Palace. In the Bernese luxury hotel, it is hoped decidedly on the Swiss clientele.Christoph Ammann0 KommentareAb Monday, a return of life in Bellevue: The Restaurant Vue and the famous terrace will be open. Thanks to plenty of space for Social Distancing will be no Problem.Photo: PD

During the call, a Mail ring for Urs Bührer clean: A concerned customer who has booked an event in November, asks for assessment of the situation. “The people would like to come to us,” says the General Manager of the Bellevue Palace in Bern. The luxury hotel, which belongs to the Confederation, remains since the 21. March, in fact, closed. “Only a very few regulars, who had to come under, lived temporarily with us,” said the Director.

“The Postings were so broke that we had to drive the operation of virtually zero down.” Urs Bührer, for over 30 years in the industry, and once-in-chief in the Kulm Arosa, was in the middle of the city as in the season of hospitality: “the difference is that you can control in the mountains, the Hours of operation.”

in Front of all the losses in the event of business pain for the native of Schaffhausen: “we have over 2000 events held annually. This important foothold breaks away for the time being.”

flowers fool everyday before

The Réceptionistinnen, answer the requests, the flowers in the Lobby, or the background music fool you about the current standstill period. “We had to stop a Supertanker at full speed,” recalls Bellevue-in-chief. The kitchen crew made after the closure to promptly vegetables and fruit, or filled the freezer, before the cooks were in short-time work.

After all, live in the Bellevue returns as of Monday, The Restaurant Vue and the famous terrace with views of the Bernese Alps to be opened. “Social Distancing and hygiene measures are not a Problem,” admits Bührer, “fortunately, we have plenty of space and can Dodge in the adjacent salon and in the Lobby.” 2. June, the 107-year-old Grand hotel at the Federal house of Status is switched to “Bellevue Light,” is definitely to normal.

With a rush, the General Manager is not counting on, however: “We live two-thirds of foreign guests. Especially Americans and Asians will not come before the end of the year.”

“We live to two-thirds of foreign guests”: Bellevue-Chef Urs Bührer.Photo: Raphael Moser

Swiss clientele, the 125 suites and rooms can fill never. In Lockdown, the Bellevue Palace appeared, in spite of everything regularly on the TV screen: most of The Commission meetings of the Parliament in the just ended special session held here. “We are in some way relevant to the system,” says Urs Bührer.

He must practice but still in patience, until the welcome flags for foreign state guests can be on the Portal and re-hoisted. Corona is dealing with the high politics and the hospitality industry for a long time.

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