On 1 June 2022, Eva-Marie Knaak began her new role as Director of Sales & Marketing at the Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois in Basel.
The former General Manager of the Carlton Hotel St. Moritz will take over the management of the Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois in Basel as of July 1st 2022.
After four successful years as General Manager at the five-star Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois in Basel, Tanja Wegmann has decided to retire from the operational business and devote more time to mandate-based tasks and the family foundation.
On January 6, 2022 – on the day that gives the name to the Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois – the charity Christmas campaign ends. General Manager Tanja Wegmann had the honour of handing over a generous cheque to Sandra Locher Dickinson, President of the Benefactors' Association Regio Basel of the Schweizer Tafel.
The management and responsible persons of Schweizer Tafel, together with general manager Tanja Wegmann and some supporters who served soup the day before, inaugurated this year's charity campaign at the Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois on November 26, 2021.
Paris, November 24, 2021, the prestigious Palais Cambon hosted the Plumes d'Or 2021, which honours the best gastronomic journalists in France. 400 guests enjoyed an 8-hands dinner by national and internationally renowned chefs. Cheffe Patissière of the Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois, Magdalena Liehr (37), had the honour of presenting her dessert as the only Swiss representative.
Silvio Kehrli assumes his duties as new Director of Sales at the Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois in Basel with effect from 15 January 2020, taking over from Helen Wörner.
Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois has consolidated its position in the top tier of European hospitality by winning the Prix Villégiature "Grand Prix of the Best Hotel in Europe", just over a month after it was named GaultMillau "Hotel of the Year 2020".
Basel, September 19, 2019 – The GaultMillau accolade awarded in Basel on September 9 is yet another highlight in the long history of the venerable Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois. Let’s just remind ourselves how exciting the past few years have been. In 2004 the Straumann family acquired the Grand Hotel and launched an extensive phase of refurbishment and renovation completed in 2006. Since its splendid reopening that same year, the Grand Hotel on the Rhine’s knee has been a continual talking point, with multiple award-winning restaurants and a great of passion and dedication to its guests not just from the region, but from all over the world. And now, we are reaping the rewards.
Basel, August 26, 2019 – Since August 19, Urs Gschwendis the new Chef de Cuisine at the Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois Basel. He is responsible for the Brasserie, a flagship product of the five star hotel, the Bar Les Trois Roisand for the Catering des Rois. After a successful collaboration in past, Dr. h.c. Thomas Straumann is taking the “Chef of the Year 2017” (Sonntagszeitung) from the Aare to the Rhine.
For the fourth time now, the Cheval Blanc by Peter Knogl has seen its three Michelin stars validated. What’s more, Christoph Kokemoor has received the 2019 Sommelier Award, a special award bestowed this year for the first time.
The Grand Hotel picks up yet more awards for the tremendous achievements of its staff.
Last week the Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois was honoured with a special award at Château Ferrières-en-Brie just outside Paris: the Prix Villégiature for Europe’s most beautiful city hotel terrace (Meilleure terrasse de ville d’un hôtel en Europe). The hotel terrace overlooking the Rhine was designed by Enzo Enea, one of Europe’s foremost landscape architects, and it prevailed over such serious contenders such as Le Raphaël in Paris and the Four Seasons Hotel at the Bosporus in Istanbul. As a delighted Tanja Wegmann, General Manager, explained at the award ceremony in Paris, ‘it is an invaluable acknowledgement of the efforts made every day by the team at Les Trois Rois to offer our guests only the very best in all areas’. The Basel team together with Livia Leu, Switzerland’s Ambassador to France and daughter of Swiss hotel legend Hans Leu, stepped up to accept the highly coveted award.
Tanja Wegmann is to take up the position of General Manager of the Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois with effect from 1 March 2018. In her capacity as General Manager she will be in charge of running the Hotel and its restaurants – the Cheval Blanc, Chez Donati and the Brasserie Les Trois Rois – as well as the Fleurs des Rois flower boutique attached to the Hotel. She succeeds Reto Kocher, who is leaving the Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois after nine successful years as General Manager.
Numerous awards for our employees over the past six months.
As a cultural project it’s certainly out of the ordinary. Pupils from two classes at the FG Basel private school have transformed the guest limousine of the Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois into a graffiti artwork, entirely in keeping with the hotel’s advertising claim: “Rich in history, young at heart”.
For the third time now, the Cheval Blanc by Peter Knogl has validated its three Michelin stars. This consistently superlative performance has further enhanced the prominence of Basel’s 3-star restaurant in international haute cuisine.
Head Concierge Cristina Bally of the Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois in Basel certainly swayed the jury of Switzerland’s Sonntagszeitung, which has named her Concierge of the Year. The recognition given to Cristina Bally is one of the legendary hotel ratings awarded by the newspaper in its showcase of Switzerland’s 150 Best Hotels, now in ist sixteenth instalment. The jury included Christoph Ammann, head of the Sonntagszeitung’s travel editorial team, hotel authors Hans Amrein and Karl Wild, and the editor-in-chief of Hotelrevue, Gery Nievergelt.
Pure pleasure on the newly designed terrace at the Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois in Basel even on golden autumn days. The design concept and its execution are the work of Enzo Enea, landscape architect of international renown.
Restaurant Cheval Blanc earns the "Prix Villégiature Awards" in the catecory best restaurant in a hotel in Europe
Peter Knogl awarded his third star in the Michelin Guide – raises Basel into the top category of haute cuisine.
Peter Knogl at the Restaurant Cheval Blanc is the first Chef de Cuisine at a Swiss hotel to be awarded three stars in the Michelin Guide. There are only two other restaurants in Switzerland in this category: the Hôtel de Ville in Crissier and the Schloss Schauenstein in Fürstenau. This means that the Basel region now has its first three-star restaurant – and that the Cheval Blanc has gained in stature in the world of top international gastronomy.