A colourful bouquet of news - The October Overview

It started at the beginning of October when we received our first giveaways: Suitcase or backpack tags for our future backpackers. At the moment, they serve as a small advertising tool and as business cards. Maybe you will get your hands on one soon?

Then during the month we received the contracts from our bank and the Swiss Association for Hotel Loans. This means for us that the financing of our project is secured. Our budget is very limited and as much as we would have liked to, we do not have enough of our own funds to finance the whole project. That is why we are dependent on reliable partners for co-financing. We have decided to work with Raiffeisen Bündner Rheintal as a local bank and the Association for Hotel Loans as a competent industry financing partner. This makes us independent of large private investors or venture capital and in this constellation we can ideally dedicate ourselves to sustainable growth and our goal of becoming a regionally anchored hostel. We are very happy about this ideal partnership.

At an initial meeting on the conversion of the Sennhof, we were able to exchange ideas with the building owner, identify common ground, go through the building plans and agree on the next steps. We are working intensively so that we will soon be able to give you a glimpse of the room layout. But first things first.

Because there was also this joyful news that reached us in October: The ateliers at the Sennhof will be realised, including an event space that will be regularily used. These spaces will also be part of the cultural strategy of the city of Chur and integrated into the concept of a decentralised cultural hub. We are already looking forward to creative collaboration with our new neighbours!

Oh yes, somehow there was still enough time for a holiday and we combined the useful with the relaxing and spent the night at Jo & Joe in Vienna, among other places. Jo & Joe is the first hostel concept of the French hotel giant Accor (the makers of Ibis Hotels and Novotel) and offers some exciting innovations. We were able to gather a lot of inspiration, but we also saw that even Accor can't create a "perfect" hostel. That takes a little pressure off our shoulders ;)

A colourful bouquet of news and surprises that accompanied us in October. Almost as colourful as the leaves on the trees at this time.

Autumn Greetings,

Your Bogentrakt Team