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Art Basel is “a ray of hope” for the hotel industry

This year, the Hyperion at Messeplatz charges two and a half times as much money for a hotel room during Art as four weeks later. The situation is similar with the hotel ibis budget, here too you pay almost three times as much.

Bookings not yet at pre-crisis level

It is unusual that a week before the start of the species there are still free rooms available. Angela Lilienthal, responsible for trade fairs at HotellerieSuisse Basel, explains: “The booking situation is not comparable with the years before the crisis due to the still limited travel activity and the increase in hotel capacities”.

In the Hotel Nomad, too, you pay more for your hotel room during Art. The CEO of the Krafft Group, to which the Hotel Nomad belongs, is Franz-Xaver Leonhardt. He says: “We are very well booked and only have a few rooms free at the beginning of the week. The price level corresponds to the great demand. Our prices are significantly higher than usual, but a lot more moderate than before Covid ».

You pay almost double the price in the Nomad during the fair – is that really moderate? “The price is one thing, but the other is how to deal with cancellations, and we’re very generous with that. We help the exhibitors and visitors and see that we can negotiate a fair offer ”, says Franz-Xaver Leonhardt. He hopes the outrageous terms and prices one knows will not return.


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