Specialisation categories

Specialisation categories of Valais accommodation

This page lists the various specialisation categories of Valais hotels based on the hotelleriesuisse criteria. It represents a selection for wallis.ch structured by numbers of hotels, themes, guest interests etc.

Wellness hotels


These hotels are classified in one of the four specialisation categories: Wellness, Medical Wellness, Wellness & Spa and Medical Wellness & Spa. The hotels must provide facilities and offerings connected with water and water applications.

Family hotels


These hotels offer the kind of hotel/room infrastructure and dining options that children want.

Cycling and mountain-biking hotels

These hotels cater to the needs of guests who are travelling by bicycle, be it by touring bike, road bike, mountain bike, e-bike etc.

Hiking hotels


These hotels offer their guests in particular the certainty that there is a hiking trail virtually on the doorstep, that hikers are welcomed without any fuss, and that hikers can expect the kind of amenities they need such as drying facilities, packed lunches and early breakfasts.

Snow sports hotel

These hotels offer their guests among other things the option of booking the ancillary services offered by the destinations – such as tickets, sports schools and gear rental – directly via the hotel; of storing sports equipment and gear correctly and conveniently in separate, easily accessible rooms; and of consuming meals to fit in with any planned activities.

Gourmet hotels


In addition to the basic positioning of the hotel via stars or Swiss Lodge classification, an “Outstanding Cuisine” hotel ensures that the needs of this type of guest are met. (GaultMillau, Guide Michelin, Les grandes tables de Suisse etc.)

Design and lifestyle hotels


A design and lifestyle hotel is based on an overall concept that is consistently implemented and finds its aesthetic expression in design, interior architecture and service quality. The design is ground-breaking in the way it applies form, materials, colour, light and space, yet without neglecting the function at all.