Andermatt Swiss Alps AG intends to invest on the Graubünden side of the Oberalp Pass for the first time: in a unique location at the end of the valley in Sedrun/Dieni, 13 buildings with 410 hotel rooms are to be built on the site of today’s car park opposite the Dieni valley station of the Andermatt-Sedrun SkiArena by 2027.
Of these, 204 hostel and 206 double and triple rooms are planned. 119 additional residential units are for sale and are managed for tourism. The units vary in size from studio to 5.5 room apartment.
Resort Dieni Development AG, which is owned by Andermatt Swiss Alps AG (ASA), has submitted a planning application.
“The Dieni resort is a pioneering project that sets new standards in the region and in the canton of Graubünden,” said Raphael Krucker, CEO of Andermatt Swiss Alps AG.
A total of 1,800 beds are planned – as well as 478 parking spaces, 150 of which are available for guests of the SkiArena Andermatt-Sedrun. The resort also includes three restaurants, two bars, various retail areas and leisure facilities such as spa, bowling, bouldering, cinema, fitness and gaming.
“Andermatt Swiss Alps AG is investing CHF 170 million in this,” added Raphael Krucker. The number of hotel beds in Surselva has increased by over 20 per cent.
With the Resort Dieni, the tourist offer in Sedrun is supplemented in the direction of inexpensive apartments and hotel rooms geared towards families/groups.
The resort is designed for young families and groups. With ski-in/ski-out and the alpine experience on the mountain in Dieni/Sedrun, a new tourist centre is being created in the canton of Graubünden.
Mayor Martin Cavegn said: “This major project is a milestone for the municipality of Tujetsch and the whole of Surselva. In order to be able to keep up with the competition, new hotels and managed holiday apartments are needed.”
The new part of the village will be embedded in a spacious landscape with a view down the valley and into the mountains. The location directly on the year-round train connection Chur-Andermatt and the most modern and largest ski area in the Gotthard area as well as the year-round accessibility by road make the location unique. In addition, the municipality is creating a bus connection between Sedrun and Dieni.
For the Dieni resort, the aim is to build and operate as sustainably as possible. This includes the choice of sustainable materials, but also state-of-the-art operation. The resort is supplied with CO2-neutral heat from a wood pellet heating system; 50 per cent of the roof area will be equipped with 1,500 m2 of photovoltaics.
The developer is Resort Dieni Development AG (RDD) owned by Andermatt Swiss Alps AG (ASA), and the operator is also ASA or its partner company from the Orascom Group , Orascom Hotel Management. A third party as a joint venture partner is conceivable.
Andermatt Swiss Alps AG will invest around CHF 350 million in its core business of real estate and tourism infrastructure over the next few years in order to implement the vision of “The Prime Alpine Destination”. In addition, 149 million Swiss francs will be spent from the partnership with Vail Resorts, Inc. With their many years of experience in developing ski areas, the guest experience on the mountain is improved with new lifts, additional snowmaking and new restaurants.