At a time when we dream of a white paradise, the Swiss brand is a destination of choice. Jimmy Carter, then President of the United States, had called it “the most beautiful hotel in the world”, Michael Jackson wanted to buy it outright at the end of a stay, As for Marcel Dassault, Liz Taylor and the Aga Khan, they could not imagine a winter without a visit to the Gstaad Palace.
Few establishments can compete with the address’s guest book and its crisp anecdotes! Which have also been the subject of a house book for posterity. Located on the heights of the Bernese Oberland (canton of Bern), the Gstaad Palace dominates the landscape with its neo-Gothic turrets and small flags fluttering in the wind. Inaugurated in 1620 , the five-star hotel turned into a palace upon the arrival of the Scherz family in 1920 who, from generation to generation, passes on the keys of the luxurious residence that has become the Grand Dame of the hotel industry.
© Gstaad Palace Here, we religiously ensure that nothing changes to perpetuate the miracle. That of remaining a holiday resort frequented from father to son, and of having customers as loyal as the staff. 64 rooms and suites with timeless charm transport visitors to a alpine cocoon . The beds adorned with furs, the soft sofas, the crackling fireplaces and the different species of mountain woods such as larch and pine, diffuse a warm atmosphere.
© Gstaad Palace Families and friends can easily forget the long zigzag road that has brought them here. Now, everything is luxury, calm and pleasure … We appreciate every little detail that facilitates his daily stay, ranging from the choice of the olfactory atmosphere in the room to the culinary preferences of his pet which, too, will be satisfied. . Gourmets waddle from one tasty table to another, inspired by a divine gastronomic offer.
From the large restaurant serving refined cuisine to the Italian Gildo’s delighting fans of La Botte, there is no shortage of culinary experiences with seven bars and restaurants. And those who wish to combine small epicurean pleasures with great history, head to La Fromagerie. Installed underground in what was, during World War II, the safe of the Swiss Bank – now UBS – the tavern is one of those places not to be missed.
© Gstaad Palace Powder snow enthusiasts join the slopes in a few bends in the middle of the pines. Gstaad also seduces for its immersive getaways in the Saanen resort, where you can admire the famous Glacier 1938 weightless on a suspension bridge. The only footbridge in the world that connects two peaks from the air, the work is a unique experience. In this region of Gstaad-Saaenen-Rougement, the cantonal and linguistic border runs through the Eggli-La Videmanette ski area, and the charming influence of French-speaking Switzerland is felt everywhere.
Glacier 3000 © Gstaad Tourist Office We return to our royal home in a horse-drawn carriage during a truly instagrammable ride while slaloming the landscapes of Saanenland. When it’s time to pack up, we already have a date for next season!
Gstaad Palace – Palacestrasse 14 – 3780 Gstaad – Swiss
Phone. + 33 33 650 64 00 – www.palace.ch/fr
Office de Gstaad Tourism – www.gstaad.ch/fr