Swiss Youth Hostels distinguished with Watt d’Or energy award


On 8 January 2015, the Swiss Federal Office of Energy is presenting the Swiss Youth Hostels with the Watt d’Or for their two latest developments, the Gstaad Saanenland Youth Hostel and the wellnessHostel4000 in Saas-Fee, in the category "Buildings and Space". Together with the Interlaken hostel built in 2012, the Gstaad Saanenland Youth Hostel is the only accommodation building in Switzerland to meet the strict MINERGIE-P-ECO standard. As the first five-storey building in Switzerland to be constructed with timber, the wellnessHostel4000 sets new benchmarks in the accommodation area and also satisfies the MINERGIE-ECO standard.