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Switzerland: New hotel owned by the Tschuggen Group will be heated by geothermal probes and an ice-battery

The Valsana Hotel, which is set to open on Thursday, will be the first in Switzerland to be heated by geothermal probes and an high-tech ice-battery.

The hotel is owned by the Tschuggen Hotel Group, which also operates famous hotels including the Tschuggen Grand and the Carlton in St Moritz.

According to Tschuggen, the ice battery is an energy recovery system that utilises waste heat energy from everyday devices such as kitchen appliances and air conditioning units into an 850m3 water tank which contains a 400m register of pipes to heat the property.

The hotel is spread across three new buildings with 40 spacious double rooms and suites, nine serviced apartments and open plan public areas.

The hotel also has two indoor tennis courts, a fitness studio, spa facilities and a bike and ski shop.

Spokesperson for Tschuggen Hotel Group said: “Interiors by the vibrant Swiss designer Carlo Rampazzi create a subtle blend of styles that reflect the alpine landscape and a relaxed atmosphere with vintage record players in the rooms, hammocks on the balconies and weekly film nights.”

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