About HotelCard

Welcome to HotelCard, your gateway to exceptional discounts at hotels in Switzerland and neighbouring regions. 

Our company is located in Zurich, Switzerland. We love hotels. We love to travel and explore. And we believe in local and sustainable tourism. We want to encourage people to discover exciting new places and hotels with us. Whatever the season, whether it's a city break, a spa weekend or a sports activity.

Unlike other booking platforms, HotelCard takes no commission or fees from our valued partner hotels. This approach allows us to support hundreds of small and family-run hotels and increase their occupancy on low-demand days. It is a true win-win situation where our members benefit from great value and memorable experiences, while local hoteliers increase their occupancy rates all year round.

What we stand for

Local travel and sustainability


HotelCard stands for sustainable local travel and promotes local & independent hotels. As part of Switzerland Tourism's #Swisstainable programme, we contribute to a more sustainable Swiss tourism.

Fascinating places and experiences


Whether it is unspoilt mountain valleys, enchanting old towns, culinary delights or genuine hospitality, HotelCard is committed to the diversity of travel, taking its members to places that would otherwise go undiscovered.

More travel for less money


We solely rely on HotelCard subscription revenues and take no booking fee or commission. Hence, hotels are willing to offer our members exclusive discounts. Our model is unique, transparent, and fair – a win-win situation.  

The story behind HotelCard

The inspiring journey of HotelCard began in 2009, taking shape right at the kitchen table of a visionary young Swiss entrepreneur. Fueled by the desire to enhance the occupancy rate of his father-in-law's hotel in the picturesque Engadine Valley, a brilliant concept was born – the "half-price travel pass for hotels," drawing inspiration from the beloved Swiss half-price pass for public transport. Embracing this innovative idea, numerous hotels eagerly joined as partner establishments, and the membership base flourished, experiencing remarkable growth over the ensuing years.

In early 2020, the company received new leadership, with Twint founder Thierry Kneissler appointed as the new chairman. Significant investments were made to enhance the technology platform, and the business model was thoughtfully adapted to meet the ever-evolving needs of both hotels and valued members. The efforts have paid off, as HotelCard is now more popular than ever with hotels and customers, and is also enjoying growing popularity in neighbouring countries.

Claudio Grisch CEO Hotelcard AG

Claudio Grisch, CEO

Thierry Kneissler Chairman Hotelcard AG

Thierry Kneissler, Chairman of the Board 


For customers


You can manage your personal data as well as your HotelCard membership online.


Find answers to your questions in our FAQ or open a ticket for our Customer Service.


+41 (0) 848 711 717
(local Swiss tarif)

09:00 - 12:00
14:00 - 17:00

For partner hotels


Manage your hotel on our Extranet or register your hotel to join HotelCard.


Do you want more information or have questions? hotelsupport@hotelcard.com

Career opportunities at HotelCard

At HotelCard, we love the diversity of Switzerland and its neighbouring regions. We love choucroute, costini and capuns; we can't get enough of imposing mountains and crystal-clear lakes; and we love wandering through medieval towns as much as we love going on culinary expeditions in vibrant metropolises.  

Are you just as curious, do you have the same relentless sense of adventure and are you looking for a job where you can contribute your own ideas, experience and wide-ranging talents? Join us and you can not only indulge your personal passion for sustainable, local travel, but also make it part of your professional life. 

We are looking for co-entrepreneurs who are at home in the digital world and motivated to achieve great things as part of a young team.

Apply now