The opening of his first hotel in 1838 became a historical harbinger of the shift from traditional inns and guest houses to modern-day hotels. Some consider Johannes Baur the pioneer of professional hotelkeeping. This is because he initiated a new generation of Swiss hoteliers exceptionally skilled at managing newly built large accommodation facilities that became famous across the entire Europe.
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