Bernese Oberland

Walig Hut

Walig Hut

Gstaad-Saanenland, Switzerland

We are about to tell you an alpine tale. A hut built in 1786 that belonged to farmers and their cows, who still spend some nights in the big shed at the beginning of June and September. Tonight we are going to sleep here, too. Drinking the fresh water of the trough. Stepping on fragrant dry hay along easy slopes at 1700 metres altitude. Waiting for the local fondue to cook as long as it takes on the burning firewood. Sinking under layers of butter-coloured feathers and of warm fur…

Gstaad Palace

Gstaad Palace

Gstaad, Switzerland

A mountain Grand Hotel should have the history and elegance of the Gstaad Palace. A subtle triumph in hospitality and service, a supreme atmosphere in every hall and corridor. Textures and fabrics arouse joy – the lift padding is the nth wonderful tartan. The cubes of yellow mountain butter, the perfect gaufres, the morning newspaper, the warm waterfall with the scent of tangerine rind, the sauna, the romantic Walig Hut and Gildo, Head Maître D’ since 1968. La Dolce Vita continues in the Swiss Alps.

The Cambrian

The Cambrian

Adelboden, Switzerland

The Cambrian hotel looked at the mountains – a majestic amphitheatre of woodland, ice and peaks from which the sun rises in the mornings -, moved up a little bit to get mountain views in every direction and stopped there, amid the pristine scenery of the Swiss Alps…

Le Grand Bellevue

Le Grand Bellevue

Gstaad, Switzerland

This is a place of miracles and wonders. At Le Grand Bellevue they’ve preserved the superb class of a Grand Hotel, the only one in the exclusive village of Gstaad. A huge yellow cream cake with towers, balconies, parasols and a Swiss flag on top as a candle. It’s been stripped of all the more obvious classic and bourgeois details and reinvented with pride in a refined eclectic contemporary style: shades of yellow and turquois, wall papers with birds, elegant and colourful fresh flowers compositions, coffee brown tweeds, red-purple checks and art deco lamps. Every detail makes you smile, like the gold pineapple (symbol of hospitality) on the appliques and keys, so unexpected, exotic and noble…

Not only a Luxury Hotel

Not only a Luxury Hotel

Gstaad, Switzerland

The locals are quick to tell you, not without pride, that the real millionaires come to Gstaad to live a healthy mountain life, while the “nouveaux riches” choose Saint Moritz to show off. We are in the most exclusive neighbourhood of the village, where the house price per square metres is the highest in the whole of Switzerland, yet the only thing around us is big wooden chalets and bucolic landscapes…

Gstaad

Gstaad

by Marcus Linder

If perfection doesn’t exist, we believe that Marcus, chef of the Restaurant Sommet at The Alpina Gstaad, knows how to get as close to it as possible. It’s not by chance then that in 2010 Gault Millau nominated him “Up and Coming Chef of the Year” and critics define him as a “magician of flavours”. For us, Marcus is a poet-novelist who composes unforgettable gastronomic works of art. With a refined atmosphere, views on the glacier and impeccable service, dinner at the Sommet becomes an even more perfect experience.

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