Look does the taste test
At the WEF, a glass of orange juice costs 12.50 Fr.
Pure luxury in the five-star Steigenberger Grandhotel Belvédère in Davos. Or rip off? Orange juice and espresso cost twice as much here as elsewhere. Blick has tested whether the high prices are worth it.
Published: 9 minutes ago
This orange juice at the WEF costs 12.50 francs.
Sarah FrattaroliDeputy Head of Economics
Blick journalist Lea Hartmann (31) treats herself to a juicy refreshment during the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos: she orders an orange juice in the Steigenberger Grandhotel Belvédère. The 5-star hotel is located in the immediate vicinity of the congress center, where the world’s elite gather for their annual summit these days.
Not only the refreshment is juicy, but above all the price. 12.50 francs are due for the 33 cl orange juice. The espresso with it: 10.50 francs. That’s good and twice as expensive as elsewhere.
Not freshly squeezed
Does the juice taste heavenly after all? There is an initial disappointment when the bartender pulls the drink out of the refrigerated drawer: the bottle looks like those found for the sauces at a salad bar. “It tastes like it came out of a tetrapack,” is the opinion of the Blick journalist. “Definitely not freshly squeezed.”
Orange juice and espresso are among the cheaper options on the menu at the hotel bar. A gin and tonic costs 34 francs here, a Negroni even 36. The other guests at the bar don’t seem to care. They sip their drinks undisturbed.