Hotel de la Paix, Geneva, to become the first Ritz-Carlton partner hotel in Switzerland
On October 19, 2015, Ritz-Carlton and the Manz family announced the signing of an agreement which will add the five star luxury Hotel de la Paix in Geneva as partner hotel of Ritz-Carlton as of December 16, 2015. Following an extensive renovation, the hotel is scheduled for re-launch at the end of 2016 as "The Ritz Carlton, Hotel de la Paix Geneva" – the first hotel in Switzerland to be operated under the highly exclusive Ritz-Carlton brand.
Lenz & Staehelin advised Marriott and Ritz-Carlton, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marriott, on all relevant legal aspects of their contractual agreements with the Manz family. The team was led by Beat Kühni and included Dominik Kaczmarczyk (Corporate), Peter Ling (IP and Contracts), Fadri Lenggenhager (Contracts and International Private Laws), Michele Casale and Michela Coro (both Real Estate).