Our history

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1884

The Hotel de Londres is opened by Anton and Melanie Arnold. The name serves as a reminer of the English visitors who came to Valais to climbing and also pays homage to Anton Arnold, who spent time in the hospitality sector in London

1905

For more than a century, the Hotel de Londres has witnessed the devolopement of the markets in Brig. These markets are still held in the square in front of the hotel and attract people from the region and beyond.

1906

The completion of the Simplon Tunnel opens up an attractive new route into Valais, transforming tourism in the region. In the same year, the very last stage coach stops in Brig - in front of the Hotel de Londres.

1910

Starting out from Brig, the aviation pioneer Géo Chávez makes the first flight over the Alps. A fountain in front of the Hotel de Londres marks this historic event.

1932

Otto Arnold, son of Anton Arnold, takes over the Hotel de Londres together with his wife Hilda. This family photo in which their son Paul also appears was taken on the hotel terrace.

1935

The thermal springs in Brigerbad were already used by the Romans and have since been gradually expanded. Guests from the Hotel de Londres have always enjoyed visiting the thermal pools.

1961

The Arnold family sells the Hotel de Londres and the establishment changes hands several times over the years.

2013

The Hotel de Londres is purchased by the Roten family.

2015

After undergoing a full renovation that also takes account of the hotel's 130-year history, the Hotel de Londres reopens its doors as a boutique hotel.