Spedition Hotel & Restaurant, Thun, Switzerland
An interesting hotel with a good restaurant can lift a street, a block, or an entire destination. That is exactly what has happened in the Swiss town of Thun, where Spedition Hotel & Restaurant has provided a shot of energy for a town where people previously mostly passed through. The tables are full every night and people go out of their way to stay overnight.
Stylt was tasked with transforming a former logistics hub into a personal boutique hotel by property owner Credit Suisse together with Swiss hotelier Manfred Weilguni. The brief was to create a hotel "where time would stop", a place that was all about relaxing and enjoying good food and drink and time with friends and family - in short, a place where you could enjoy life.
The hotel is filled with surprises, and every room has its own character. Inspired by the idea of a spediteur who left the rat race and started exploring life beyond the straight line between A and B, the rooms feature collections of all sorts of interesting things, from umbrella handles and antique cobbler’s lasts to wine labels and model railway cars. The result is far from the traditional proper, wholesome Swiss style. Not least the little library tucked away on the third floor, with its hand-picked selection of Parisian books and suggestive pictures from bygone times, sets a mood that is anything but staid and respectable.