New luxury in Gstaad

Baroque Travel
Baroque Travel
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The first luxury hotel to be built in the famous ski resort of Gstaad, Switzerland, in a century, the Alpina Gstaad has already won accolades for its service and hospitality


To be added to Conde Nast Traveler’s 2016 Gold List is no mean feat, and the Alpina Gstaad has just received this accolade, which exemplifies the golden level of service and hospitality world wide. The hotel is the first luxe establishment to open in Gstaad in a century and very deserving of being amongst the 142 establishments chosen out of more than 1,000around the world.


The Gold List will only appear in this leading travel magazine’s January 2016 edition. Other awards include Prix Villegiature: Grand Prix for Best Resort in Europe, Hotel of the Year 2013 in the European Design Awards, a Michelin star and other awards for the hotel’s superb Sommet Restaurant.


This sumptuous resort, which opened its doors in December 2012, is one of Gstaad’s best five-star superior establishments, and, has become legendary for its luxury and style. Gstaad is renowned for its Alpine chic, and the Alpina Gstaad redefines this in the best ways possible. The resort offers just 56 rooms and suites, all traditionally decorated with carved ceilings and wooden walls, Swiss farmhouse-style furniture and every possible modern convenience. The most luxurious of all is the Panorama Suite, 400 square meters in size, duplex, with three bedrooms and a private spa, Jacuzzi, fitness and massage area on the top floor.

Every guest in the resort enjoys multimedia technology in their room, not to mention Aqua di Parma amenities in the plush en suite bathroom plus bathrobes and slippers. There’s an in-house hairdresser if they need one, private cinema and 24-hour room service, plus an outdoor pool that is open year-round for those brave enough to take a dip in winter.


Aside from gastronomic delights at the Michelin-starred Restaurant Sommet, there’s also superb Japanese cuisine at MEGU, a Swiss restaurant, and more, not to mention a lounge and bar, stunning wine cellar and a cigar lounge.

Of course, that’s not all. The resort’s exclusive Six Senses Spa is quite sensational, and offers a selection of Asian-inspired wellness treatments as well as Alpine ones. There’s a floatation room, a Hammam, colour therapy, and much more offering every type of beauty, massage and wellness treatment imaginable. Guests also enjoy an indoor pool, two Jacuzzis, a yoga studio, gym and juice bar.


Gstaad itself is one of the most exclusive ski resorts in the Swiss Alps, with plenty to see and do. Visit some of its famous contemporary art galleries, enjoy cuisine and spectacular views from a mountain restaurant, go shopping, clubbing or just relax and savor the beauty of this magical setting. Gstaad is famous for delivering everything it promises, and more. And with Alpina Gstaad as your base, you can only expect the holiday of a lifetime.

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