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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
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Overview

Gstaad’s first luxury hotel to open in a century is a palatial chalet that blends in with its pastoral mountaintop surroundings

The Lowdown

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

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.

Dining

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.

Location

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.

How to Get There

Alpina Gstaad
Alpinastrasse 23
Gstaad, 3780 Switzerland

Reviews

5.0 Excellent 502 Reviews
What A Place!!
Reviewed 2 months ago

This is one of the most beautiful hotel/resort I have ever seen! It is first class all the way and customer service is beyond what I have ever experienced. Not only is Gstaad gorgeous, and the train ride up, it’s a friendly mountain town with much to offer. It’s only a cab ride from train station, up to The Alpina. When the cab pulls in, your jaw will drop, and that’s just the entrance to hotel! We’re already booked to go back this Summer.

Gorgeous mountain resort
Reviewed 2 months ago

We stayed for 3 nights, first in their entry level room Schonreid and then received a complimentary upgrade for the last 2 nights to a large Jr. Suite with a fireplace. The hotel is super luxurious and we enjoyed our stay. Service was excellent from Benjamin the concierge, to the staff at breakfast and at the various restaurants. I highly recommend this hotel, Gstaad is a traditional alpine resort and would be happy to visit again.

Best Ski resort
Reviewed 2 months ago

No words describe what you expect at the Alpina Gstaad it From arrival to departure A high end resort (Hotel,room,spa,restaurants and ofcourse all the staff) best Holiday of the year cant wait for the next time .

Overhyped and overpriced
Reviewed 3 months ago

My wife and me (Swiss) are frequent travellers and have stayed in hotels across the whole range in Switzerland and around the world (including places like the Chedi in Andermatt). We came to stay at the Alpina to experience it inside out. Our summary:
- dining at the Swiss Chalet - the fondue was nothing special for a Swiss (had many a better one)
- an influencer couple was sitting next to us with the waiter swirling around them like a busy bee, probably trying what this hotel is doing best: boosting it's online reviews
- the Spa is separate for men and women - which defeated our purpose to have a wellness weekend together
- it was very loud at the indoor pool because of kids running around and playing on the kid slide that's next to it
- the rooms are small and nothing special in terms of architecture
- the bath is old
- there was kids in the Spa despite a minimal age of 16

This hotel is only rated so high because all they do is try to attract influencers and people that post pictures of their entrance and lobby area. we would not recommend it

Breathtakingly beautiful
Reviewed 3 months ago

It was our second stay at the Alpina Gstaad and we loved it even more than the first one two years ago. The hospitality, the warm welcome and the incredible service is what makes this hotel one of the best ones in Switzerland. We're fellow colleagues from another hotel part of the Swiss Deluxe and even though we are using employee rate, we still got upgraded to a junior suite. All the little details in the room, the welcome amenities and the personalised touches are just great. We really enjoyed the spa, our dinner at the Japanese restaurant, then some great cocktails with live music in the bar and splendid breakfast the next day. It was just a perfect little break during a busy winter season here in the Swiss Alps.