What We Love
- The 14-seat private theater (with a popcorn machine)
- Gstaad’s first authentic Japanese restaurant, Megu
- The 21,000-square-foot Six Senses Spa, which includes an entire healing room crafted from Himalayan salt bricks.
- A Cuban-style cigar room, modeled after the Partagás factory in Havana
What To Know
- Children are anything but an afterthought here: the hotel has a playground and a Kid’s Adventure Club, while child-friendly menus are offered at all restaurants
- An in-house shuttle ferries guests to the slopes during winter months
- During winter season, guest receives a $150 daily credit to use for meals at the onsite restaurants and towards room service
- The Joseph Nahmad Gallery in New York City curates the property’s impressive and revolving contemporary art collection
If one thing most aptly reflects this grand chalet’s commitment to discretion, it would have to be the subterranean welcome. The resort eschews a splashy entrance and opts, instead, for hushed VIP treatment as guests are driven through a noise-absorbing tunnel before arriving at a graceful central fountain. (No wonder it’s a popular celebrity hangout for names like Madonna, Anne Hathaway, and designer Valentino, among others.) Once inside, it’s difficult not to marvel at the distinctly Bernese interiors, fueled by a pine-clad lobby (the wood was salvaged from old farmhouses) and pendant lights, which bear an uncanny resemblance to cowbells. Add a larger-than-life spa, Michelin-starred restaurant, staggering collection of folk art, and some of the Alps’ best skiing within easy distance, and you’ve got all the ingredients for an enchanting winter paradise.
Rooms here rely heavily on cushy touches like leather headboards, carved doors, and switch-operated stone fireplaces to create the ultimate après-ski atmosphere. The suite to book, however, is the Panorama—a magnificent, 4,300-square-foot duplex with a pitched timber roof and its own spa.
While the Michelin-starred restaurant Sommet is undoubtedly the gastronomic heavy-hitter here, serving up Swiss spins on steak and venison, Megu (the first European outpost for the New York City stalwart) is also popular for its sashimi and sake pairings—some rare bottles are imported exclusively for the Alpina.
Overlooking the tony Oberbort neighborhood, where hillside chalets once hosted luminaries like Elizabeth Taylor and Julie Andrews, the resort is a quick shuttle ride to a range of powdery pistes and a brisk 10-minute walk to the central Promenade.
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I and 3 family members stayed in the panorama suite and it was a fabulous experience! Beautiful furnishings and accessories, beautiful fresh flowers in every room and everything we could possibly need for our stay. Our suite included 3 double bedrooms all with en suite, 2 living rooms with log fires, a fully fitted kitchen, steam room, Jacuzzi, sauna, mini gym and massage room. Most rooms had tv's, including the bathrooms. We also enjoyed using the indoor swimming pool and salt room and making use of the complimentary juice bar in the complex. We had a wonderful dinner created for us by Martin Goschell, the Michelin chef and his team. The food was out of this world! All of the staff were exceptionally pleasant and helpful. I would class our visit as the trip of a lifetime and would love to return.
First of all, I didn't think that it's good idea to visit this place as there is not a lot of things to do around. However, i have changed my opinion at all. It's amazing hotel with so nice views and facilities. Rooms are so cute, food is awesome and they have even tesla car for transfers haha. Generally, it's a SPA hotel and it has all facilities which you can imagine regarding this. I will return to this hotel for a winter time for sure.
Highly recommend this hotel for families & couples ! My 2.5year old Son was well occupied with Simone & Nicole at the tree house. Benjamin at the concierge was amazing with recommendations to plan our days, restaurants, hikes !
One of the best stays, beautifully located & lovely hospitality!