Kulm Hotel St. Moritz
What We Love
- A nine-hole golf course (one of the oldest and highest in the area) is a two-minute walk from the property
- The Miles Davis Lounge, a tony cigar bar with floor-to-ceiling windows
- The hotel’s new pop-up restaurant, which has hosted star chefs like Daniel Humm and Mauro Colagreco
- Panoramic Alps views from the spa
What To Know
- A “Very Important Kids” program allows pint-size guests luxuries like 24/7 hot chocolate delivery and baking lessons at the hotel’s pizzeria
- Deluxe Rooms were most recently refreshed
- The hotel’s extra indulgent private spa suite offers a bio sauna, steam bath, and Jacuzzi
- Switzerland’s first electric light switch was used here in 1879
French interior design whiz Pierre-Yves Rochon, who has lent his Midas touch to many a Four Seasons and Peninsula property, was tapped for the transformation of this St. Moritz mainstay. In addition to brightening the 172 guest rooms with a luxurious sky blue palette, he introduced noise-dampening floors, bathrooms freshly tiled in natural black stone, and ceilings paneled in stone pine wood that recall the hotel’s forest surrounds (studies have shown the squeaky-clean pine scent helps lower heart rates and enhances sleep quality). The result is a harmonious mix of opulence and comfort—incidentally, the ethos of this historic Alpine sanctuary. There are additional soothing flourishes everywhere: the indoor spa pool is equipped with an underwater music system, a consistently refreshed supply of Nespresso pods appears almost magically in your room, and there’s an extensive pillow menu. Even the palatial lobby, whose columns, furniture, and walls are swaddled in fine fabrics, seems like an additional turf for you to relax in—something you’ll happily welcome after a day of skating (there are two enormous rinks onsite), sledding, or toting your skis around nearby Corviglia.
In the Area
Though the property is a two-hour drive from Zurich, for a more scenic journey, take the three-hour train ride from Zurich’s Kloten Airport (which passes a marvelous mix of gorges and storybook-worthy alpine villages) to St. Moritz and hop on the hotel’s complimentary limousine shuttle. In the winter, highlights include bobsledding on the iconic Cresta Run (a natural ice skeleton racing toboggan track) and illuminated night trails for avid skiers, while the warmer months promise kiting, surfing, and sailing on nearby Lake Silvaplana. If you’re craving something more slow-paced, opt for a horse-drawn carriage ride—an especially alluring way to take in the surrounding peaks.
How to Get There
Ok a cold winter night we went in to check out the interior and stayed there for a few drinks, and what a bar!! The cocktails were fantastic, service was fantastic, decoration and design fantastic! I wish we’d stayed there! Oh well, maybe next time :)
This hotel is olde world luxury, grand high ceilings and elegantly dressed staff. You feel like you have stepped back in time the minute you walk through the entrance. Rooms are spacious and have huge windows to allow the famous year-round St Moritz sun. The spa facilities and fitness centres are contrastingly modern and exceptionally well-maintained with knowledgeable staff.
Kulm Hotel itself is in a beautiful location in easy location of the central shopping district and a short vigorous walk down to the picturesque Lake St Moritz.
Breakfast is served in the elegant Grand Restaurant - an extensive range of fruits, pastries, cold cuts, yoghurts and Swiss bircher muesli, hot items and even honeycomb! A memorable experience and I look forward to revisiting perhaps in winter next time.
Perfect hotel in amazing place! competent staff, wonderful spa, lake and Mountain View, good breakfast! you can travel on the neighbor lakes, it’s very beautiful! we liked renovating rooms and hope come back again.