Discover Switzerland at half price

Hotelcard is a saving pass for hotels in Switzerland and neighbouring regions. With your Hotelcard you benefit from 30-50% discount in more than 500 hotels in the chosen period. You have the choice between Hotelcard Saving Pass for 1 month, Hotelcard Season Pass for 6 months and Hotelcard Membership (subscription) for 1 year. During the period, your Hotelcard can be used as often as you like. You can book 3 nights at a time in the same hotel with a high discount, after that 10% discount usually applies. Book via and pay directly at the hotel.  

Our team is dedicated to the concerns of our customers and partner hotels. Together we work tirelessly to further optimise our unique booking model and make it accessible to more travel enthusiasts and hotel businesses. Because Switzerland is too beautiful not to be seen.

What we stand for

Up to 50% discount in 500+ hotels


For our partner hotels, participation in Hotelcard is free of charge. They can make full use of their free rooms and Hotelcard holders receive a discount of up to 50%. Win-win for everyone.

A for Ascona, Z for Zermatt


Discover all corners of Switzerland and save an average of EUR 100 per night.  Whether hiking in the mountains, relaxing in the thermal baths or enjoying gelati on Lago di Lugano: with Hotelcard, you'll always get more out of your travels.

Satisfied or money back


Your satisfaction is important to us. If Hotelcard does not meet your expectations, you may cancel your purchase within 14 days.

The idea behind Hotelcard

The Hotelcard idea was born in 2009, quite literally at the kitchen table, when young Swiss entrepreneur Ivan Schmid 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”, based on the idea of the popular half-fare pass for public transport. Quickly many hotels signed up as partner hotels and the number of members increased rapidly over the coming years.

10 years after its launch Hotelcard received a new management at the end of 2019 / early 2020 with TWINT founder Thierry Kneissler appointed as new Chairman. Investments were made in improving the technology platform and the business model was consistently adapted to the changing needs of hotels and members. The effort paid off, as Hotelcard is now more popular than ever with members and hotels and is also enjoying increasing popularity in nearby countries.

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


For customers


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


Browse through our FAQ, open a ticket for our Customer Service, or e-mail us:


+49 (0) 800 006 01 09
(free of charge for calls from Germany)

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?

Career opportunities at Hotelcard

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.

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