The HSG Foundation would like to thank all of its benefactors

Private individuals, companies, foundations: The University of St.Gallen was able to quickly implement strategically important projects and establish itself as one of the leading business universities thanks to significant donations. Many thanks to our benefactors for their commitment!

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HSG Alumni House


HSG Alumni House – hotel service for the Weiterbildungszentrum Holzweid (WBZ – Executive Campus HSG)

The HSG Alumni guest house was built and opened in 2008 thanks to donations from alumni and friends of the HSG. Students at the Executive Campus HSG Holzweid can now stay overnight on site, which has a beneficial effect on their interaction and team spirit. The HSG Alumni House has increased the attraction of the WBZ for people attending multi-day courses. Around half of the participants on some of the training programmes stay overnight in the HSG Alumni House. This amounted to 9040 course participants in 2017. Thanks to the unique peaceful location on the Girtannersberg as well as the exceptionally good service and excellent value for money for overnight stays, the HSG Alumni House is also very popular for students and other people related to the university.
The HSG Alumni House was the first major project realised by the HSG Foundation. The great solidarity of friends and alumni, foundations and companies enables the HSG Foundation to initiate and implement important strategic projects at the University of St.Gallen. The HSG thereby aims to enhance its profile and play a key role in the international education system in the long term.


Up to 9,500 overnight stays per year

54 business rooms in the best location in St.Gallen

Over 200 benefactors have played an active role.

Practical, nearby, relaxing

Active relaxation in the oasis of well-being at the HSG Alumni House with 54 stylishly furnished guest rooms, which is located in the heart of nature and yet in close proximity to the Executive Campus HSG Holzweid and the town of St.Gallen. A unique place with beautiful views of the Säntis in the Alpstein massif. There is also a large gym, sauna and in-house lounge to while away the time. Many running and cycle tracks are waiting to be discovered. The rooms can be booked directly at; or by phone on +41 71 224 20 12.

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The lounge is an inviting place to relax.

Relax, unwind and stay overnight: all business rooms have a queen-size bed, shower, toilet and work area

Education and training surrounded by nature

The breakfast buffet provides a good start in the day


Opening ceremony


The HSG Alumni House was declared open at the end of May with a spectacular opening ceremony. Representatives from the cantonal, municipal and university management as well as many benefactors attended the inaugural dinner. A large benefactors’ wall is installed in the doorway of the WBZ documenting thanks to the benefactors. Business representatives, local benefactors and companies can also be found on it in addition to many alumni. Many thanks to everyone who made this unique project possible.

The topping-out ceremony was celebrated


Glasses were raised punctually at the midway point on Friday 24 August 2007 at the building shell of the campus. There was a lot of praise and thanks to all those involved in the construction. It was duly celebrated with a toast.

Start of construction


The construction work was started after completing the planning application process and the subsequent implementation planning.

The HSG Alumni Foundation was founded


The HSG Alumni Foundation is established for the planned construction of an HSG campus at the Executive Campus HSG Holzweid. The aim of the foundation is to promote further education and training, scientific research and projects or collaboration at the University of St.Gallen.


Many thanks to our benefactors!

Paul und Ann-Kristin Achleitner

AFG Arbonia-Forster-Holding AG

Altherrenverband der AV Mercuria San Gallensis

Bankenvereinigung der Stadt St.Gallen

Christian Fischbacher Co. AG

Competence Network AG St.Gallen

CPH Chemie + Papier Holding AG

DHL Management (Switzerland) Ltd.

Dr. Bjørn Johansson Associates AG

Amelie und Pascal Gueissaz-Blohm

Bénédict G. F. Hentsch

Heugümper Alumni Club Zürich

Hilti Family Foundation Liechtenstein

Hans-Adam II. von und zu Liechtenstein

Stephan und Martina Mohren

Raiffeisen & Helvetia Versicherungen

Monika und Wolfgang Schürer

Ungarische Flüchtlingsstudenten 1956

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