The Hotelcard team

We are Hotelcard

About us

Our dedicated and passionate young team in Thun and Wettingen serves the interests of our members and partner hotels alike. We work tirelessly to provide our members with the best possible hotels and rates in Switzerland as well as neighbouring countries and to bring more guests to our partner hotels, not just during low season. Our goal is to ensure Hotelcard members always save money when booking accommodation and therefore always have a reason to travel. Without spending hours on the internet searching for bargains.

Claudio Grisch CEO Hotelcard AG

CEO Claudio Grisch,
with Hotelcard since August 2019

Thierry Kneissler Chairman Hotelcard AG

Chairman of the Board (and TWINT founder) Thierry Kneissler, with Hotelcard since March 2020

The idea behind Hotelcard

The Hotelcard idea was born in 2009, quite literally at the kitchen table, when a young Swiss entrepreneur was thinking of ways to improve the occupancy rate of his father-in-law’s hotel in the Engadin valley. The result was the “half-fare travel pass for hotels” which allowed members to stay at partnering hotels at half the usual rates. The first website was launched the same year and the idea continued to grow and be a huge success to this day. Hotelcard members benefit from exclusive and unbeatable low rates in 600 hotels in Switzerland and neighbouring countries, while hotel partners benefit from better occupancy and income, especially during off-season. No surprise Hotelcard has been able to steadily increase its member base for more than 10 years. Simple and novel, this is a win-win model for everyone.

What we stand for

Local travel and Sustainability


Why travel to far-off destinations when we have fantastic places on our doorstep? Hotelcard stands for sustainable regional travel and consciously supports local independent hotels.

Fascinating places and experiences


Whether untouched mountain valleys, charming old towns, culinary pleasures, or true hospitality, Hotelcard promotes travel diversity, taking its members to places which would otherwise remain undiscovered.

More Travel for less money


Hotelcard does not charge any commission or fees from hotels as income is generated via member subscription fees. This is the reason why hotels are prepared to grant our members exclusive rates. Our model is unique, transparent and honest.


For members


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 hotels


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


Do you want more information or have questions?


+41 (0) 33 550 59 95

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

What our members say

"The mountains are our favourite destination. Switzerland has so many beautiful places to go and, thanks to Hotelcard, we can explore them at a discount."

- Oli Steffen

"I celebrated my 70th birthday with my husband in a pretty, charming hotel on Lake Constance thanks to the Hotelcard - a dream came true! For retired people like us Hotelcard is great hit."

- Verena Tanner

Join Hotelcard: Fancy going on a journey with us?

Here at Hotelcard we love the diversity of Switzerland and its neighbouring regions. We love choucroute, costini and capuns; can’t get enough of imposing mountains and crystal clear lakes; and love wandering around medieval towns just as much as going on culinary journeys of discovery in vibrant metropolises. Are you just as full of curiosity; have the same tireless sense of adventure and are looking for a job that allows you to contribute your own ideas, experiences and wide-ranging talents? Join us and you can not only indulge your private passion for sustainable, local travel but also make it part of your work. 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