(June 5, 2012) — Hapimag, a Swiss non-profit, points-based shared holiday organization that pioneered the timeshare concept, is planning to comprehensively renovate its residence in Zell am See in Salzburg Province, Austria. The building permit was received in May, and Hapimag plans to begin the renovation in September 2012 when the summer rush is over.
The residence will remain completely closed during the renovation; it is expected to reopen at the end of summer 2013.
This will be a major overhaul of the resort. All apartments and the hallways will be fully renovated. Two floors with more apartments will be built above the indoor pool, which will also be renovated. In future there will be more 3-room apartments; the total number of apartments will thus increase from 64 to 65.
In addition, the apartments will be newly accessible by lift, both in the south and north wings.
The entrance area and reception will also be reorganised and redesigned. The entrance will get a new porch and will be made suitable for wheelchair users. There will be a secure room in the basement for golf bags. Guests will be able to treat themselves to fine cuisine in the multifunctional area with a restaurant and lounge. Wellness and sport enthusiasts will also find what they are looking for: new saunas and a fitness room will be added.
Located in a quiet location right next to Lake Zell, some 3 km outside the town centre, Hapimag members will find both relaxation and active recreation in equal measure at any time of year.
In summer guests can sail, water ski or go fishing, even while snow is still lying on the surrounding mountains. Golfers will also find what they are looking for in Zell am See with five different golf courses within a radius of just 30 kilometres. Winter sport enthusiasts can carve down the mountains on their skis and the countryside is criss-crossed by well-prepared trails for cross-country skiers to glide along. As well, Lake Zell freezes over during the winter and is used for a variety of winter sports.
Zell am See is the quintessential Austrian resort, a compact town of picture-postcard perfection, with Lake Zell on one side and an impressive mountain hinterland on the other. A skiing and hiking centre in its own right, Zell is also within easy striking distance of the Glemmtal resorts of Saalbach and Hinterglemm to the northwest, while the village of Kaprun to the south provides access to year-round glacier skiing below the Kitzsteinhorn.
Headquartered in Baar, Switzerland, Hapimag started in 1963 with the idea of offering flexible rights of residence at a variety of holiday destinations. The company has developed over the years into a European market-leading success story. Today, Hapimag owns over 5300 apartments in 57 resorts and residences and is represented in 16 different countries. There are also partnerships for supplementary offers, so today Hapimag can offer accommodation all around the world. In addition, Hapimag offers its own travel services, as well as other services such as booking hire cars, organising concert tickets and travel tickets at the location of your choice.
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