Select Conference Hotels in the Bern Region
Just a stone’s throw from the busy city lies the beautiful Bernese countryside with its flowing streams, green meadows, rolling hills and excellent venues. The seven conference hotels set in these magnificent surroundings are run with a lot of passion, character and a hospitality that will make you feel welcome and relaxed. The charming hoteliers accommodate their guest’s every wish and make sure everybody is happy.
It Takes a Village
It is said to be the prettiest hotel village in the Emmental: the Hotel Appenberg unique. This family-run hotel and restaurant complex consists of 12 historic buildings where you can find the right space for any event and any need. Guests from all over the world are cordially welcomed by the two hosts.
Meeting Point on the Aare
The Al Ponte hotel in Wangen an der Aare fulfils two important criteria for convention venues: it’s close to nature and still easily reachable. Dedicated host Frank Walker, who inherited the hotelier gene from his parents, runs this business on Switzerland’s Central Plateau. Its location is ideal: the Al Ponte can be reached within a mere 30 to 50 minutes from Bern, Basel, or Zurich.
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The Bären in Dürrenroth combines historic buildings, a modern seminar venue, easy accessibility, and the charm of a typical Emmental town. Its beautiful Bernese flower garden is a lovely place for outdoor meetings or a relaxed barbecue after a long day of work. The icing on the cake: the hotel’s in-house spa and the restaurant that has been awarded 13 GaultMillau points.
WRITE YOUR OWN FAIRYTALE
Old Walls, New Ideas
It’s not that the conference hotel and SwissHistoricHotel Kreuz in the middle of Herzogenbuchsee is haunted. There may be hotel spirits, but they mean well by the guests and the hosts. The Kreuz is and always has been a place where fresh new ideas take root. Be it for a convention in one of the historic rooms or a summit meeting in the attic with its nine-metre-high ceiling, this hotel in Bern’s beautiful Oberaargau region is the ideal setting for creative thinking and trailblazing.
LET IDEAS GROW
A Hundred Years of Hospitality
At the Hirschen Eggiwil, personality, passion, and sustainability are ever-present, from the welcome to the menu: quality of service is a priority and the ingredients for the lovingly prepared, regional dishes are delivered by the neighbours on foot. Set in the soft rolling hills of the Emmental valley and easily reachable from both Bern and Zurich, this family business, run by the fourth generation, is the place to be for a creative break in nature.
HEAD TO THE COUNTRYSIDE
Oasis with a View
The conference hotel Landgasthof Lueg offers the ideal setting for creative sessions or meetings and conferences. An inspiring place surrounded by nature, far away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life yet still centrally located, to develop strategies and visions, solve problems, and create space for new ideas. The package is completed by regional products that are turned into delicious dishes.
SEE FOR YOURSELF
Not only the breathtaking panoramic views make a stay at the Moosegg Hotel worthwhile: in its restaurant high above Emmenmatt, host and chef Daniel Lehmann serves up modern, top-quality country cuisine that attracts gourmets from near and far. Enjoy the fantastic view of the calming Emmental hills from almost 1,000 metres above sea level during a business lunch or outside after an intense day of conferences. One of the highlights is the wine menu, which consists of no less than 90 pages. Heavenly!
ON TOP OF THE WORLD
Source of Inspiration
Reto and Alexandra Invernizzi are at the source of the Emme river – and at the source of new ideas. They provide a feel-good ambiance in the middle of nature at the Kemmeriboden-Bad hotel and restaurant, where hospitality and gastronomy history has been written for 185 years. Today, the 2022 Hoteliers of the Year run the family business in Schangnau in the sixth generation with their signature innovative yet tradition-conscious style. The modern seminar infrastructure in the listed wooden building pairs wonderfully with the cuisine, which is creative without forgetting the traditional dishes from the region. Most of the ingredients come from regional producers and the “Kemmeriboden-Merängge” (Kemmeriboden meringue) is iconic.
LET IDEAS FLOW
The “Auserlesene Seminarhotels” Label
Originally an alliance of hotels from the Emmental region, the “Auserlesene Seminarhotels” (select conference hotels) label has become a synergetic cooperation between hotels from different sub-regions of the destination Bern. The hotels make use of synergies, for example when it comes to the purchase of consumables or through regular exchange, and their joint appearance generates recognition value. The result? A practical network of exceptional conference venues that enable successful meetings, their advantages and benefits highlighted in a charming way and with a personal touch.
Would you like to profit from the cooperation as well? The following criteria must be met:
Rural hotel, quietly located, nestled in the landscape
High willingness for cooperation
Modern conference infrastructure with free Wi-Fi
Good regional cuisine, preferably with regional ingredients
Dedicated host, hotel ideally run by the owner
1 conference room of at least 60 m2, 2 group workrooms with daylight and the possibility of breaks outside the rooms
All rooms must have a separate entrance
Sufficient and appropriate work lighting
Possibility of darkening the rooms
Informative conference documentation with floor plans of the rooms and seating options
1 video projector, 1 overhead projector, or 1 visualizer
Flip charts and pin boards
If you’re interested, we look forward to hearing from you.
Making your own cheese over an open fire, brewing beer in the castle courtyard, or clearing your head during an e-bike tour: the Bern region offers numerous team activities that are ideal additions to a stay in one of the conference hotels. And don’t hesitate to contact the conference hotels directly, too – they also offer many fun and interesting activities.