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What We Love

  • Updated Swiss Alpine cuisine by one of France’s leading chefs, Gregory Marchand
  • Retro radios in each guest room
  • A hammam at the onsite Biologique Recherche spa
  • The Farm, Verbier’s most legendary night club, is located in the property’s basement

What To Know

  • The seasonal hotel is typically closed from mid-April to late-June
  • Babysitting can be arranged upon request
  • The property’s Panorama Suite has a Jacuzzi and a trio of private terraces
  • The hotel provides free shuttle service to the nearby ski slopes

Amenities

  •  Bar
  •  Concierge
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

Über-stylish ski resort sleep with a legendary nightlife spot from the Experimental Group

The Lowdown

In an attempt to stand out from the countless chalets that dot the Valais Canton, the Experimental Group brought their signature brand of laidback luxury to the summits of Switzerland. While retro ski-style makes a cameo in the form of wooden highlights, Edelweiss carpets, 1960s-era Alps art, and curved furniture in each of the guest rooms, mountaintop minimalism dominates the public spaces here—lounge areas are spacious, shaded in aquamarines and powdery pinks, and instead of a traditional lobby, there’s a chic après-ski bar lined with lacquered sapphire-green panels, brass, and marble. Fuel up for the slopes at the hearty breakfast buffet, where guests can expect homemade granola, farm-fresh eggs, and organic bacon; come suppertime, Frenchie founder Gregory Marchand reworks the area’s greatest hits, like rösti, spaetzle, and tartiflette, along with providing a leaner selection that includes fresh line-caught trout. For high-altitude hedonism, head to the onsite Farm Club, a 1971 institution known for its star-studded guest list (Diana Ross and David Bowie once partied here) and vodka-bottle wall.

In the Area

The closest airport to the chalet is in Sion—about a 45-minute ride—but keep in mind there’s only one flight a week from major European airports. Most visitors opt to fly into Geneva instead, then make the three-hour drive (the hotel can arrange for transfers). With nearly 250 miles of piste criss-crossing the area, Verbier caters to skiers of all levels; in the warmer months, the snowy paths transform into hiking and mountain biking trails. While Marchand’s restaurant always delivers, other worthwhile area eateries include Chez Dany, a nearly 85-year-old establishment that serves fondue on hot stones, and La Poste for after-hours munchies, where you can discreetly grab a freshly baked ham and cheese sandwich before continuing with your night.

How to Get There

Experimental Chalet
Route de Verbier, Station 55
Verbier, 1936 Switzerland