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Case Study: Andermatt Swiss Alps

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Andermatt Swiss Alps


Andermatt Swiss Alps are the developers behind a £1.2 billion redevelopment of the ski resort of Andermatt in Switzerland.

The redevelopment aimed to reposition Andermatt as a luxurious, premium resort, able to compete with the likes of Verbier and St. Moritz. As part of this aim, six 4* and 5* hotels will be constructed, along with several hundred luxury apartments.

Andermatt Swiss Alps therefore wished to generate coverage in the UK media, promoting both the financial incentives of purchasing property in Andermatt, as well as the development of the various activities possible throughout the year within the resort.


Sermelo agreed with Andermatt Swiss Alps that any media campaign needed to highlight both the financial advantages of purchasing in Andermatt, as well as the various cultural and sporting offerings available within the resort. Our priority was to secure coverage in both national travel, wintersports and luxury media, as well as property investment trade publications.

Using our strong relationships with target journalists, we created opportunities to invite them on personalised press trips. This enabled target media to gain an understanding of Andermatt's incredible beauty and offering, creating positive coverage to support property sales.

Facts and Figures

23 pieces of coverage achieved in 2017:

  • 9 pieces of coverage in UK national media, including The Times, London Evening Standard, Daily Mail, and the Metro.
  • Two pieces of multimedia content created, highlighting both the winter and summer aspects of the resort.

Sermelo and Andermatt Swiss Alps agreed that 2017 was a successful year and helped to create a conducive selling environment in the UK. This was confirmed by the noted increase in potential buyers from the UK observed in the first half of 2018.

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