A new hotel complex for Bürgenstock Hotels overlooking Lake Lucerne is expected to be finished in 2011. The main investors, a Qatari group, have requested that money made off alcohol be used for preventing alcoholism.
La Barwa Real Estate Company (Quatar) follows Islamic law, and have agreed to a compromise in which the profits from alcohol sales will go to an anti-alcoholism group, says Pierre Buyssens of Bürgenstock Hotels.
The negotiations between the real estate company, Rosebud Hotels Holding and the developers were not easy. A casino, for example, was out of the question.
Banning any problems work is expected to start in mid-2009. The hotel is expected to offer 800 jobs.
Source: Romandie (French)
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