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SPONSORED: The Alpina offers Michelin-starred restaurants, a huge wine cellar, private cinema, cigar lounge, ballroom and a stunning art collection.
By Elite Traveler | May 20 2020
The Alpina Gstaad, opened in 2012 is a mountain resort located in an exclusive hilltop area above Gstaad. The hotel offers magnificent views of the Bernese Alps and the Saanenland, an area known for a wide range of summer and winter activities. Part of a multi-million-dollar luxury development, which includes 56-rooms – all with balconies ranging from 333 sq ft to 4,305 sq ft, private chalets and apartments, The Alpina Gstaad features a fresh interpretation of traditional Swiss architecture that incorporates local materials and authentic Alpine style.
– Size: 4,306 sq ft
– Nightly rate from $11,000
This three-bedroom suite is the highest room category on the property. It offers exceptional views over Gstaad, Les Diablerets mountain massif and The Alpina Gstaad in summer glacier, as well as the entire Saanenland region. There is a large living room with a private dining area for up to eight people, a separate kitchen with state-of-the-art appliances and a separate entrance for staff. Treat yourself to an entire spa floor in the suite with a sauna, steam room, two rain showers, a relaxation room, exercise room, spa treatment room with massage room, and a Jacuzzi on the veranda. Each room has its own wood-burning, floor-to-ceiling fireplace made of stone from the nearby rivers and Alps. The interior design is a unique mixture of traditional and contemporary with century-old fir wood lining the walls and hand-painted 18th- and 19th-century wooden armoires and chests mixed with contemporary, handmade Italian, French and English furniture coupled with the latest technology — the essence of modern alpine chic.
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Six Senses Spa
The property hosts the only Six Senses Spa in Switzerland and is offering this summer special programs that draw energy from the surrounding nature: Forest Healing Retreat and Energy Sound Healing Retreat focus on mental wellbeing and holistic healing. From 7th -13th September, guests can discover the interdependence of mind, body and nature during the yoga practice “Lu Jong” guided by the Tibetan Monk Lharampa Loten Dahortsang. On offer are also three additional yoga experiences at the hotel –Yoga Discovery, Yoga Sleep, Yoga Detox – guests can choose which 3-day retreat is most suited to their personal wellbeing needs.
Contemporary, authentic and full of surprises, Megu offers some of Japan’s most unusual ingredients and dishes. The restaurant serves a wide array of freshly prepared sushi and sashimi, as well as an extensive selection of sake — including some rarities imported exclusively for The Alpina Gstaad. Megu has been awarded one Michelin star and 16/20 Gault Millau points.
The Sommet restaurant is the jewel in The Alpina Gstaad’s crown, with one Michelin star and 18/20 Gault Millau points paying testament to the restaurant’s exceptional gourmet cuisine. Chef Martin Göschel delivers creative dishes and a unique tasting menu using predominantly regional produce. The restaurant also offers a superb selection of wines, including hundreds of bottles from across the world, hand-picked by the head sommelier.
With sustainability at heart, children and adults alike can learn about the importance of bees in our biodiversity by attending the Alpina Bee Workshop led by a local professional beekeeper in Gstaad. Take away with you the hotel’s very own Alpina Honey and enjoy nature’s sweetness in its purest form.
Whether one is familiar with Gstaad or not, hop on one of the hotel’s complimentary e-bikes or the custom-made sustainable Fiat 500 and discover the Saanenland in the most authentic way – taking a break at the several picturesque viewpoints to enjoy the hotel’s delectable picnic package prepared by Executive Chef Martin Göschel.