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Conversion Croix Blanche

May 2024

Hotel and garden are open !

The five rooms  1 Vully, 2 Art, 3 Turf, 4 Business and 5 Mode can now be booked and the garden restaurant also invites you to linger. 

April 2024

Bistro and restaurant are open !

The 5 rooms of the hotel will ready as from May 1, 2024. Bookings are already possible now. 

March 2024

We open - invitation !

Monday, March 18, 2024, 4.00 pm to 7:00 pm and March 19, 2024, 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm: Your host Jakob Burkhardt and his employees warmly invite you to get to know the location in person and celebrate with a glass of wine. 

February 2024

The end of the work is approaching.

All ground floor work is due to be completed in February so that the opening can take place before Easter 2024. The first floor with the hotel rooms will be ready at the end of April, followed by the attic at the beginning of May 2024.

January 2024

Intended terminations:

  • Plastering             Restaurant, toilets, corridors     19.1.24
  • Painting                 Bistro, ground floor, 1st floor       2.2.24
  • Underlay floors  Entire 1st floor, hotel rooms        12.1.24
  • Electrical work   Panel, sockets, light                        19.1.24
  • Floor slabs            Ground floor, wet rooms                9.2.24
  • Kitchen                  Equipment, furniture, buffet       15.2.24
  • Ceilings - Roof   Entire building, all Velux                 26.1.24

December 2023

Work in progress.

The following work is planned before the end of the year: installation of the cold rooms, installation of the fireplace in the restaurant, window in the laundry, sliding doors in the restaurant, plastering work in the corridor and bistro, rooms in the attic, further sanitary and electrical installations, underlay floors and heating on the first floor of the hotel. The work will stop between Christmas and mid-January 2024.

November 2023

Work in progress.

The floor heating in the restaurant (Vully side) and in the area of the staircase to the hotel rooms were installed. The bistro and restaurant will have anique "smoked oak" wooden floors, and the corridor, toilets and forecout with stairs will have "porcealin tiles". The installation of cooling systems, geothermal probes and heating will take place in the current month. Electrical and plumbing installations, as well as carpentry tasks are still in progress.

October 2023


Jakob Burkhardt, currently chef at Le Mont-Vully, receives 13 points Gault&Millau. From March 2024, Jakob will be the new tenant of the Croix Blanche in Sugiez (forge, bistro, restaurant and hotel).

Work in progress.

The special floor and walls of the kitchen are set; the devices will be installed in November. The wooden structure of the restaurant has been assembled and further detailed work is planned. The construction of the rooms (room 3 'Turf' and room 4 'Business' with new windows) is in full swing. Work on the facades and shutters has begun.

September 2023

Work in progress.

Preparations for the earth probe drilling  -  Installation of scaffolding in front of and beside the building  -  Setting of new windows in hotel rooms 'Turf' and 'Business' (direction Chasseral)  -  Cleaning of the Croix Blanche facades  -  Beginning of the wooden construction of the new restaurant facing the Vully  -  Laying of the kitchen floor  -  Finishing the ventilation installation (Monobloc)

August 2023

Work in progress or completed.

The floor of room 5 antique (view towards Mont Vully) was concreted and next, the new ventilation for the entire Building Croix Blanche in Sugiez will be installed by 'WAP Technique'. Construction work will resume in mid-August after the holidays.

July 2023

New host/tenant of the Croix Blanche in Sugiez.

From March 2024, Jakob Burkhardt will lead the Croix Blanche (bistro, new restaurant, new hotel, forge and garden) into an exciting future full of delicious delights and first-class hospitality with a fresh breeze and innovative ideas. Jakob has extensive experience in gastronomy (ex chef de cuisine at the Romantik Hotel de l'Ours in Sugiez and chef de cuisine at the Hôtel-Restaurant Mont-Vully until February 2024) and is known for quality culinary experiences. The unique heritage and charm of the Croix Blanche in Sugiez should be preserved and become a worthwhile destination for locals and all friends of pleasure and tradition. At the beginning of 2024, this website will be supplemented with all the details.

June 2023

It is worked intensively.

The companies Eichenberger (concrete work, walls), Guillod (beams, walls, floors) and Noyer (electrical installations) are very active and the redesign or the conversion is progressing according to plan.

May 2023

Work in progress or completed.

The kitchen and the new restaurant are ready to be concreted. The renovation of the Croix Blanche in Sugiez (hotel, restaurant, bistro and forge) is taking shape!

April 2023

Work in progress or completed.

The floor slab of the restaurant will be concreted later this month, so carpentry work can begin in May.

March 2023

Orders placed.

Master Building:     Eichenberger SA, Sugiez
Carpentry and Roofing:     Guillod Sàrl, Sugiez
Plumbing and Heating:    Hirschi SA, Môtier
Catering Facilities:     Schmocker AG, Interlaken
Cooling Systems:     Schönenberger AG, Düdingen
Ventilation Systems:     WAB Technigue Sàrl, Marly
Subfloors:     Thomo Böden AG, Studen

February 2023

Completion of 'Excavation'.
Walls and floors have been removed. Ground floor: the kitchen has been enlarged and the two old windows have been made visible again. On the first floor, the floors were uncovered and walls removed. Only the beams were left in the attic. The next construction work can start in March.

January 2023

Dismanteling and demolition.
The following work will be completed soon: demolition of the large fireplace, demolition of the annex building (will be replaced by a new restaurant), floor slabs in the attic, ceilings from the upper floor and enlargement of the kitchen. 

December 2022

Partial hollowing.
The dismantling takes place from the roof floor downwards to the ground floor and includes floors, walls and ceilings. Completion of the work is scheduled for the end of January 23. 

November 2022

Kitchen: dismantling, interim storage, equipment extensions and planned new installation at the end of 2023. Ventilation: complete disposal. Heating: oil heating shut down, oil tank disposal - replacement by geothermal probes. 

October 2022

Works have started.
A first step (asbestos remediation) has been completed. The new logo is fixed. Eva Hofstetter from Murten provided efficient and innovative graphic design support: - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

September 2022

Project modifications.
All plans were revised by the site manager and architect and approved for execution by the client

August 2022

What will become of the Croix Blanche Sugiez?

Apart from refreshing the wood paneling, the counter and the floor, there will be no changes
The Forge with the large fireplace and the whole space remains the same. Future tenants can use the old forge for special occasions
Two old, bricked-up windows to the restaurant are reopened and the entire kitchen, slightly enlarged and renewed with a special washable wall plaster
A new restaurant in the style of a winter garden will take the place of the old wooden extension attached to Mont Vully
Hotel room upstairs.
The upper floor with five rooms in sizes from 22m2 to 53m2 will be completely redesigned
Redesign of a rental apartment on an area of 140m2 with 10 skylights.

July 2022

The approval process with building permit/extension was successfully completed by Bönzli + Partner, Kerzers and the project was handed over to the client at the end of June 2022.

Ralph Erhart, Managing Director of InnoVully, Lugnorre, will take over the construction management on behalf of Andreas & Erika Kyriakakis, Sugiez, from July 1, 2022. The provisional schedule envisages starting construction work in October 2022 and completing the project in early 2024. The architectural services are provided by APA Atelier Pulver Architectes, Nant.

After 20 years in the governance, risk and compliance software business, Andreas Kyriakakis will be leaving Symfact AG a UNIT4 Company at the end of October 2022 and will be involved in the renovation of the Croix Blanche Sugiez hotel/restaurant.