Hotel The Alpina Gstaad
It’s time for wonderful winter moments. Looking for a luxurious lifestyle but authentic landscapes? Set in the Bernese Oberland, the Swiss picturesque village of Gstaad surely knows how to seduce you. Apart from being one of Switzerland’s smartest ski resorts, Gstaad is by far one of the most chic towns in Bernese Oberland with low-rise timber architecture, a vivacious chalet-life, stunning mountain setting and a pretty pedestrianised promenade lined with glamorous shops and restaurants. Against a backdrop of glaciers and mountain lakes, Gstaad is the quintessence of Alpine charm.
Right in the heart of Gstaad, high above the rest and close to the clouds, an extraordinary hideaway shines. At privately owned Hotel The Alpina Gstaad you can fly away from the everyday and live your exclusive Alpine dream where nature provides its own special brand of calm. Why do we love this place so much? Boasting killer views of the surrounding snowy Alps, this billionaire’s Swiss playground opened in December 01, 2012 promises the highest peak of Swiss perfection. Expect a bit of glam but plenty of eco-deluxe style in line with its 2000m2 standout Six Senses Spa. Hotel The Alpina Gstaad is just the ultimate place to stay and spa in luxury & style and relax in pure Swiss bliss where the mountains meet the sky. From its indoor & outdoor heated pools and Michelin-starred Japanese Megu restaurant to its 3-D private cinema, The Alpina delivers a variety of five star dining options, facilities and activities. Totally hotelicious! High-end hotels in Switzerland don’t get any better or more beautiful than this. Be prepared to spend!
Blending Alpine authenticity and modernity, this hotel made in heaven is sustainably-built from scratch. Think recycled wood from old Swiss farmhouses and stones from the Jura region combined with contemporary furniture and wow-worthy artworks of wildlife specially created for the French owner with his African roots. Thanks to several interior designers and architects, Hotel The Alpina in gorgeous Gstaad is the epitome of good mountain taste. It’s the luxurious stay of choice for high-flying families without buoyant bank balances (the facilities for kids are amazing) and design-savvy couples with film-star salaries. We absolutely love Megu’s design by Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance. The use of Japanese kimono fabrics, local river stones and Mount Fuji patterns is really inspiring and creative.
Inspired by the region’s heritage, the 56 stylish rooms & suites at The Alpina Gstaad encourage Alpine cocooning and differ in size (from the 31 m2 Deluxe Rooms to the 400 m2 Panorama Suite). The Panorama Suite featuring a private spa, fitness and Jacuzzi with a view is truly one of the most exclusive hotel suites we’ve ever seen. No exaggeration! The bad news is you can´t stay in all the rooms at once. The good news is that you can return as often as you want. The beds are extremely comfy, the timber-clad walls create a cosy feel, the fabulous Acqua di Parma-filled marble bathrooms look heavenly and all the useful tech toys you can think of are available in the rooms. Simply standing on the balcony of your room, encircled by old wooden chalets and the snowy peaks of Gstaad and breathing in crisp mountain air is the perfect antidote to stress. You get the picture.
Days are spent shopping, swimming, watching movies with popcorn in the cinema or the hitting the slopes. It could hardly be more convenient, there’s an in-house ski shop and a shuttle-bus available to bring you to the ski lifts. The hotel’s Six Senses Spa is on hand to relieve tired legs after skiing, while fitness freaks or yogis can join the daily sporting classes. At night, swap your ski boots for designer shoes and prepare for a gourmet Japanese feast when you visit Megu Restaurant. Alternatively, try Restaurant Sommet for international dishes with a healthy twist or go for traditional hearty food at Alpina’s Swiss Stübli.
See you in Gstaad?