More than a name – the concept in detailCASCADA is not only the name of the hotel, it is also a concept! The word CASCADA (or “Cascade” in English) refers to a gentle waterfall. The three basalt columns in the hotel lobby, over which the water gently falls, have translated this theme into action. Furthermore, each of the 66 individually designed rooms has been decorated with a unique wall painting by the artist Heinz Blum or a photo wall showing a Swiss waterfall. Each room is named after the waterfall in the wall painting, e.g. “Rhine Falls”, “Giessbach Falls” and other more or lesser-known waterfalls.
The name CASCADA is used in all major languages. In English and French it is written the same (cascade), in Italian (Cascata) and Spanish (Cascada), with only minor variations. This internationality was one reason more to choose CASCADA as a hotel name, as well as its positive association and ongoing topicality.
A dynamic staff works in front and behind the scenes at the CASCADA hotel. The flowing waterfall symbolizes our philosophy, as they are always moving like the water and adapting to the changing conditions in our society.
The history of CASCADA1910 - Construction and opening as a Christian Hospice Johanniterhof
1978 - Change of name from Johanniterhof to Johanniter
1992 - Reconstruction and expansion during 14 months
1994 - Re-opening of Hotel Johanniter with Restaurant Bolero
2001 - Change of name from Hotel Johanniter to Hotel CASCADA with the Waterfall Concept
2003 - Achievement of the 4th star of the Swiss Hotel Association
2004 - Re-opening of BOLERO Restaurant & Lounge after 2 months of reconstruction
2007 - Installation of individually adjustable air conditions in all rooms
2008 - Reconstruction of 4 meeting and banquet rooms in summer
2009 - Reconstruction of 2 meeting and banquet rooms in summer
2010 - Reconstruction of reception and lobby area
2011 - Re-opening of 8 reconstructed hotel and meeting rooms
2012 - All hotel rooms on the 3rd floor are reconstruct and renovation-start for the rooms on 4th floor
2013 - The 4th floor is renovated
2013 - 2015 - Planned reconstruction of all hotel rooms