About us

The Banana City is a private property and independent hotel. It is located in the multifunctional service center in the SISKA Immobilien AG at a central location close to the main railway station Winterthur, the pedestrian zone and the colleges. Inhabitants of Winterthur call the 200 meter long, curved building lovingly “banana”. Because of the successful conversion of the former industrial construction and the modern glass facade it’s one of the finest and most distinctive buildings of Winterthur.


Our team will help and provide you with informations at all times.

  • Jérôme Waldbauer
    Jérôme Waldbauer General Manager

    “What doesn’t kill me makes me stronger!”

  • Nicole Speck
    Nicole Speck Assistant General Manager

    “By setting the right goals, you can only win.”

  • Dominique Eberle
    Dominique Eberle FRONT OFFICE MANAGER


  • Kilian Wüger
    Kilian Wüger Restaurant & Banquet Manager

    “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.”

  • David Vaders
    David Vaders Deputy Restaurant & Banquet Manager

    “”Be ready not sorry.””

  • Pascal Müller
    Pascal Müller Seminar & Event Manager

    ”Hospitality is the art of prompting guests to stay, without hindering their departure.“

  • Melina Anthimoglou
    Melina Anthimoglou Deputy Seminar & Event Manager

    “If you have the intention to renew yourself, do it every day.”

  • Nemanja Lazarevic
    Nemanja Lazarevic Seminar- & Event-Supporter

    “Provide guests with excellent service an unforgettable stay.”

  • Michael Wyss
    Michael Wyss Seminar- & Event-Supporter

    “Be enthusiastic and you’ll inspire others!”

  • Riccardo Tortora
    Riccardo Tortora Executive Chef

    “I cook with Amore”

  • Susan Isele
    Susan Isele Housekeeping Manager

    “It’s easier to work in a good mood!”

  • Melanie Faustino
    Melanie Faustino Alternate Housekeeping Manager

    “You know your boundaries only when you’ve grown beyond them.”

Successful and popular

The operating concept is highly responsive to the needs of our business customers: 10 conference halls and meeting rooms, the event hall and the 101 rooms allow efficient congress organization in one place. The Banana City is a popular conference and seminar hotel. Every year, our hotel is visited by more than 52.000 people, many participants of conferences, seminars and also visitors of cultural or private events. The Banana City Hotel is consistently accessible by wheelchair users.

Relaxation and Health

We offer the largest fitness and wellness center in town (fitness equipment, saunas, relaxation pool). Hotel guests have free access to all services and facilities.

Associated Hotel Illuster

If you prefer to stay in Uster, we can recommend our associated Hotel Illuster.