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Gstaad Palace

Palacestrasse 28 
Gstaad,  3780
Switzerland

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Overview

Gstaad Palace is reopening for winter season on December 21 and closing on March 10.

Over the years the Gstaad Palace has earned an unrivaled reputation for discreet, refined hospitality, and has always welcomed the most discerning international clientele. Set on a hill overlooking Gstaad, the resort is privileged to offer a breathtaking view of the majestic Swiss Alps. The 90 tastefully decorated rooms include 15 Junior Suites, 13 Suites, 2 Tower Suites and the most luxurious and sophisticated three-bedroom Penthouse Suite ever built in an Alpine resort.

Enjoy international cuisine, savory grill specialties and exquisite gourmet cuisine at the hotel’s five superb restaurants. Unwind in the relaxed lobby bar, the stylish Bar du Grill or the famous GreenGo nightclub.

The Gstaad Palace also features a spa and health club including six treatment rooms, a private spa suite, saunas and steam baths, relaxation areas with incredible views, indoor pool and outdoor pool with Jacuzzi, a state-of-the-art gym, an activity room and a unique Hammam experience with seven rooms. In the summer, enjoy our olympic-sized outdoor pool. Not to be overlooked is our Walig Hut, which is located 1'700 meters above Gsteig and offers a breathtaking view as well as lunch and dinner.

A wide variety of activities is available nearby the hotel such as golf, mountain biking, hiking etc. This elegant hotel offers guests a truly memorable stay in distinguished surroundings and a relaxing ambiance with staff dedicated to fulfilling your every wish.

Exclusive SmartNights Amenities

  • Daily Dinner at Le Grand Restaurant (up to CHF110 per person) OR CHF50 Credit at all other restaurants
  • CHF100 Spa Voucher per booking, once during stay for Spa Services

The following amenities are subject to availability at the time of check-in/departure:

  • Upgrade
  • Early Check-In
  • Late Check-Out

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 Noon

Accommodations

Number of Rooms: 90

Classic Room

The elegant Classic Rooms are around 33 m2 and offer a view of the surrounding charming chalets. The interior design impresses with its modern alpine character and the bathroom is equipped with a bathtub. Most of these rooms have a connecting door to a Deluxe Junior Suite.

Superior Room Mountain View

The 43 m2 Superior Rooms offer a view of the breathtaking alpine landscape over the magical garden. A corner seating arrangement makes your holiday perfect. The bathrooms are equipped with a large shower. These rooms have a connecting door to an Alpine Suite.

Deluxe Room Mountain View

From the approximately 46 m2 Deluxe Rooms' balcony you enjoy a wonderful view over the garden and the breathtaking alpine landscape. The beautifully designed rooms come in three different colours. Besides a comfortable seating area, they have a bathroom with bathtub and separate shower and some feature a walk-in wardrobe. Sofa beds and/or space for an additional bed are available. These rooms can be extended with another Deluxe Room or a Deluxe Junior Suite.

Deluxe Junior Suite Mountain View

In the Deluxe Junior Suite you enjoy authentic comfort on approximately 55 m2 of living space and a balcony with excellent panoramic view. The Junior Suite offers a bathroom with bath and separate shower (some with steam bath) as well as a walk-in wardrobe. The cosy seating area invites you to relax. The suite can be extended with a Corner Suite and/or a Classic Room or be connected to a Deluxe Room.

Deluxe Suite Mountain View

Mountain view and 90 m2 of living space distributed over two rooms: in the Deluxe Suite you will find a bedroom with a bathroom including bath and shower as well as steam bath. The separate living room is a delight with its dining area, wet bar and wine cabinet. The suite also has a large walk-in wardrobe. The separate guest bathroom with shower provides maximum privacy. You enjoy breathtaking mountain views from the balcony.

Tower Two Bedroom Suite

The Tower Two Bedroom Suite offers two bedrooms each with a walk-in wardrobe and a bathroom with bath including shower and steam bath over a spacious 190 m2. The separate living room with lounge is perfect for family celebrations. The sunny balconies entice with magical mountain views. The tower room spoils you with a custom carpentry chess table as well as a reading and writing corner. The separate bathtub in the tower entices you as a special highlight. The suite can be connected to a Tower Junior Suite and extended with a Classic Room.

Penthouse Three Bedroom Suite

The penthouse on the Palace roof tempts with 240 m2 of living space plus a sunny terrace with panoramic views. Three bedrooms with bathrooms and two of them including steam bath. One of the room spoils you with a walk-in wardrobe. The living room with dining area impresses with a wine cabinet and humidor. Special enticing extras include a small kitchen and a corner seating arrangement with fireplace. A terrace with whirlpool and private sauna in the Palace tower round off the royal experience. A lot of privacy thanks to a private lift.

Corner Suite Mountain View

The 92 m2 Corner Suite is divided into two separate rooms. Natural colours and traditional wood elements create an authentic ambience. A walk-in wardrobe as well as steam bath and modern accessories meet the highest demands. The bedroom and the large living room, with separate lounge and dining area, each have a balcony from where you enjoy breathtaking views over the mountains and the village. The suite can be connected to a Deluxe Junior Suite and also extended with a Classic Room.

Alpine Suite Mountain View

The 72 m2 Alpine Suite is divided into two separate rooms. The elegant bedroom has a bathroom with bath and shower as well as a large dressing room. The living room offers a dining area, including a wet bar and sofa or sofa bed. The separate guest bathroom provides additional privacy. You enjoy a view of the Bernese Alps from the balcony. The suite can be connected to a Superior Room.

Guest Services

Car Rental

Concierge

Multilingual Staff

Room Service

Baby Cribs Available

Babysitting on Request

Baggage Storage Services

Bike Rental

Boutiques Nearby

Butler Service on Request

Catering

Chauffeur Service on Request

Children's Program

Clefs d’Or Concierge

Daily Newspaper Upon Request

Dry Cleaning and Laundry Services

Front Desk

Golf Lessons

Hair Salon

Horse Carriage Rides

Hot-Air Ballooning

In-room Safe Deposit Box

In-House Florist

Kid's Club

Limousine Airport Transfer

Packing and Unpacking Service Upon Request

Ski Storage

Tennis Lessons

Turndown Service

Facilities

Fitness Center

Hammam

Meeting & Conference Facilities

Sauna

Spa

Jacuzzi

Ballroom

Banquet Space

Bar

Game Room

Hair Salon

Jewelry Store

Lobby Lounge

Meeting Rooms

Night Club

Outdoor Terrace

Playground

Restaurant

Spa Treatments

Squash Court

Steam Bath

Tennis

Baby Room

Beauty Salon

Boardroom Meeting Space

Boutiques

Children's Play Area

Children's Program

Children's Themed Room

Cigar Lounge

Excursions

Golf Nearby

Gym

Hiking Trails

Hot Air Ballooning

Hot Tub

Massage Rooms

Massage Treatments

Mountain Biking

Skiing Nearby

Sports Equipment

Sun Terrace

Wardrobe Rooms

Winter Sports

DINING

Le Grill Rôtisserie

Our exclusive Restaurant “Le Grill, Rôtisserie” (15 Points GaultMillau) is a perfect location to enjoy an international cuisine with a liking touch for on spot preparations. Our chefs cook your personal dinner in the show kitchen. Likewise, you may savor from our best selection from our wine cellar and enjoy its different essences. Gentlemen are requested to wear a jacket in the evening.
Opening hours: 7.30pm - 11.00pm

Gildo's Ristorante

Taste the true Italian cuisine and feel the charm of this restaurant. Our Maitre d'Hôtel and his Italian team will accompany you through the evening with typical Mediterranean food. Therefore, we warmly invite you to experience the "fine casual dining".
Open in winter from: 7.30pm - 11.00pm

La Fromagerie

What about a delicious Fondue or Raclette? Sound good? We would be pleased to welcome you to an unforgettable evening at “La Fromagerie”. A cozy and relaxed atmosphere embraced by typical Swiss food is awaiting you.
Open only in winter from 7.00pm - 11.00pm
Open in winter with reservations available for either 7.00 p.m. or 9.00 p.m. (subject to change). 

Snack & Barbecue

Our Snack & Barbecue place is just perfect for a light lunch in the sun. Located one step away from the indoor-pool, we are happy to welcome our guests to enjoy grilled specialities, a variety of delicious snacks and appetizers, and a daily cold buffet in a relaxed atmosphere. Open only in summer for lunch when weather permit from 12 noon - 2.30pm

Le Grand Restaurant

Offers international cuisine in an elegant setting. In this gastronomic restaurant you will be invited to enjoy the merge of a perfect selection of creativity and the Haute Cuisine accomplished by our chefs while overlooking our charming garden. Every Saturday evening a buffet awaits the Gstaad Palace guests. In the evening gentlemen are requested to wear a jacket.
Opening hours breakfast: 7.00am - 11.00am
Opening hours lunch: 12.30 - 2.30pm
Opening hours dinner: 7.30pm - 11.00pm

Attractions

Gstaad

Gstaad is in the heart of the Saanenland which has for centuries held an irresistible fascination for travelers, mountaineers, sportsmen and an ever growing number of people in search of tranquility, relaxation, privacy, fun and a dash of social life. The name of Gstaad has become synonymous with the idea of sophisticated holidays in an unspoilt scenery, spectacular in winter and summer. It is precisely the apparent contradiction between the presence of a highly discerning clientele and the survival of traditional lifestyles, crafts and architecture that constitutes the enormous appeal of this land we love, and to which we cordially invite you. Not to miss:

  • Glacier 3000 with Alpine Coaster
  • 250 kilometers of ski slopes
  • 11 mountains offering 300 kilometers of walking trails
  • Top cultural and sporting events throughout the year

Jardin des Monts – Time for Body & Soul

Experience the mountain herb garden "Jardin du Monts" with all your senses. About half an hour away from our hotel by car, you can try out 100 percent natural products and enjoy the freshness and beauty of nature at 1'350 meters above sea level.

Lunch by Helicopter - Between Heaven and Earth

For this unique mountain experience you will need skis nor hiking boots: Climb in to the helicopter and fly to the Matterhorn - one of the highest mountains in the alps and a Swiss landmark thanks to its striking shape. Enjoy a champange aperitif on the move and lunch at almost 3'000 above sea level.

Cow leasing for cheese lovers

Cheese lovers welcome!

Savoring the taste of local cheese at our breakfast buffet coming straight from the pasture of mount Walig, where the Palace's cow "Bergrose" is enjoying her life. Local sustainability developed by the Perreten family from Feutersoey. This is your chance to bring the taste of the Swiss Alps back home, for yourself or as a gift for family and friends. You too can adopt a cow of your choice for one summer, or even longer.

A Classic is experiencing a revival: Facelift for the former Gold Bunker

Gstaad, 15 November 2018 – moitié-moitié fondue in a unique ambience and a White Party for dancing the night away. The Gstaad Palace will be melting the hearts of its winter guests twice this year: While the “Fromagerie”, a former gold bunker and probably the quirkiest fondue parlour in Switzerland, now offers its rustic Swiss specialities with a new look, the restaurant “Gildo’s” and the hotel’s own night club “Green Go” are celebrating Greek zest for life.

It was a revolution – and a trendy pub, before anybody in this country had thought of themed catering. In 1975/76, Ernst Andrea Scherz, resourceful and well-travelled owner of the Gstaad Palace – now a senior partner in non-retirement – turned the bunker, which was used as a safe place for money and gold during the Second World War, into a wittily cheerful meeting place by the name of “La Fromagerie”. The fondue parlour was originally exclusively reserved for the Saanenland’s gold: for the divine alpine cheese, served with deliberate charm and nonchalance, outfitted with ornate traditional chairs, wooden tables and red and white tablecloths and equipped with wildly thrown together crockery and cutlery. With this, there was fine chasselas and other local drinks.

And right up to today, in the cold months, the “Fromagerie” has remained the epicentre and most frequented restaurant in the palace. Guests from every country and part of society appreciate the simple, tasty classics such as fondue, raclette, and rarebit. For the winter season 2018/19, the bijou restaurant is now shining in new splendour: For this epicentre of pleasure at the Oberbort in Gstaad, interior designer Marina Nickels has sought out antique furniture and lights, and alpine finds. Here’s to the “Fromagerie” keeping its cult status for the next 40 years and more...
 
White Party in the Fairytale Castle
On the subject of cults: At least as well thought out as the “Fromagerie” concept is the look of what is probably Switzerland’s most original disco. The “GreenGo”, proudly 47 years young and opened in 1971, becomes the venue – not only for the gilded youth that, every winter season and night after night, parties into the early hours of the morning under the disco ball and in the glamorous gleam of the original designer lamps of Teo Jakob. The “White Party” takes place for the big finale of the “Greek Weeks”, which are big from 27 February to 9 March 2019 in the white fairytale castle in Gstaad. The white flakes are dancing outside, while the night-owls are sweating inside. And in “Gildo’s” restaurant it is always “kalispera” instead of “buonasera”: Head Chef Yannis Baxevanis and his team from the 5-star-resort Elounda Beach & Villas in Crete are guests in the Palace kitchen. This master of Greek cuisine is treating the guests to the finest Cretan delicacies. The star guest – he has also been awarded a Michelin star – is conquering the hearts of gourmets from New York to Canberra, Athens to Gstaad, in a flash, with his creative Greek cuisine.
 

The aroma of the wide world: in the expanded humidor with a view into the distance

What the Infinity Pool is for some, the smoking lounge of the lobby bar is for the Gstaad Palace with its unlimited view into the distance. And from now on, the views in the Palace smoking lounge are even more beautiful – not only for the smokers, because from there they can enjoy probably the best view of the Saanenland. The precious cigars have also been given more space in the glazed corner room – in a newly installed humidor cabinet, where in future precious wares such as a fine Cohiba Maduro 5, an intense Hoyo de Monterrey or the aromatic Davidoff Special «R» will be stored to preserve their special qualities. And that is not all: The selection for afficionados of fine tobacco has in addition grown substantially.
 
 
About Gstaad Palace

The first-class five-star superior Hotel Gstaad Palace, which opened its doors for the first time in December 1913, has been owned by the Family Scherz for three generations and is thus one of the last family-owned hotels in Europe where personalities live first-class hospitality culture. The 90 rooms and suites of this season hotel with an extraordinary panoramic view of the Bernese Oberland skilfully unite contemporary glamour with alpine comfort. In five restaurants, this Gstaad landmark serves Swiss, Italian and international specialities, and gourmet cuisine that has been awarded 15 Gault-Millau points. The hotel’s own night club GreenGo is well-known for legendary parties and its illustrious clientele. In the Palace Spa, the guest’s senses are pampered in an area of 1,800 square metres. In summer, an Olympic outdoor swimming pool and four tennis courts are available. With the Walig Hütte, an alp from 1783 at a height of 1,700 metres above sea-level, the Gstaad Palace possesses a unique refuge where guests can experience up close the true luxury of the Saanenland, peace, tranquility and authenticity. The Family Scherz welcomes their guests in winter from 21 December 2018 to 10 March 2019.

Franz W. Faeh gives wings to the Palace Cuisine

Gstaad, 22 March 2019 – Franz W. Faeh, Executive Chef at Gstaad Palace and highly experienced international top chef, brings a breath of fresh air to the Palace cuisine. As Culinary Director, he is systematically restructuring Gstaad Palace's food and restaurant concept. The widely travelled Gstaad local will also be cooking for three days in May at the exclusive Royal Automobile Club RAC in London where top chefs from all over the world are given guest privileges just twice a year. In addition, Franz W. Faeh is striding out in totally new, sustainable directions at the Walig Hütte, Gstaad Palace's exclusive excursion destination at 1,700 metres above sea level: he prepares the finest treats without electricity, just on his solar cooker and open fire. Franz W. Faeh is an institution on the scene of established Swiss chefs.

Born in Gstaad, the connoisseur and expert of upscale gastronomy once completed his apprenticeship at Gstaad Palace. And three years ago he took over as Executive Chef in the Palace kitchen with a team of 55 – "a lifelong dream", as he always stresses. Before that, he had spent many years refining his skills abroad, cooking for the royal family in Bangkok, among other places. He also captured the tastes of Asian cuisine in Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore and integrated them into his honest kitchen philosophy, which focuses on true taste experiences.

Now Franz W. Faeh is going one step further: at the request of Palace owner Andrea Scherz, he is systematically restructuring the kitchen and restaurant concept at Gstaad Palace as the new Culinary Director. As in the past, he is approaching the task with great care: to cherish and cultivate the traditional and classic, to dare and celebrate the new – that's his motto.

The first step has already taken place this winter with the remake of the cult "Fromagerie" tavern in the Palace's former gold bunker. And the new interior design and catering concept is going down well: "The feedback is very positive. And it's clear: The best that the Saanenland has to offer in cheese, dried meat and other delicacies, arranged wittily and chicly but served with apparent nonchalance – that's exactly what the Palace resort idea is all about." Franz W. Faeh is now planning the outdoor area by the large swimming pool and on the sun terrace for summer 2019.

Snacks and barbecue become one – snacking is cultivated on the new menu and enriched with elements of street and finger food, one of Faeh's major disciplines. A great honour: guest chef privileges at the Royal Automobile Club in London Franz W. Faeh is also taking his favourites to London where he has the rare honour of appearing as guest chef at the Royal Automobile Club RAC. Gstaad's "stalwart" and his team of four, accompanied by owner Andrea Scherz, will be serving the "Palace kitchen at its best" in the Pall Mall clubhouse from 9 to 11 May 2019: a light four-course meal for regular guests and business people for lunch and a sophisticated five-course meal for dinner. He will of course have the best local delicacies from the Saanenland on board in London, in keeping with the motto "From Gstaad – with love". With this, the Palace is building a bridge across the Channel to its royal and loyal regular guests from the United Kingdom who are still among the top clientèle at Gstaad's fairytale palace.

Exclusively on the Walig: cooking with solar power Franz W. Faeh is then going to rely consistently on natural energy and elements in the summer. He will in fact personally cater for Palace guests with his solar cooker.
Several times a season he gets to work at the Walig Hütte, the rustic but elegant hut on the alp above Feutersoey with the same name, with this heirloom from his predecessor Peter Wyss. He had purchased the solar cooker from the parish priest in Lauenen who used it as equipment for an aid project in Africa. He conjures up a three-course meal to be proud of, totally sustainably in the simple wooden cooking box, which converts solar energy into heat using a mirror process.

Franz W. Faeh serves Mi-cuits de langoustine, a Burrata with Salade Pastorale and Sauce Agrume as starters, the legendary trout with white wine and chives (aka Filets de Truites Palace) is the main course and for dessert Franz W. Faeh creates freshly baked Meringues du Saanenland, with fresh double cream from the farm next-door of course.

Map / Location

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  • Gevena Airport by car: 2 hours/ by train: 2 ½ hours
  • Gstaad Train Station: 5 minutes away  

Driving Directions:

  • From the Lausanne/Geneva region (West Switzerland) A9/A12 motorway Lausanne-Vevey-Berne: exit Bulle: main road to Château d’Oex-Saanen-Gstaad
  • From the Berne/Zürich region (West- and North Switzerland): The A6 motorway Berne-Spiez: exit Wimmis: main road (Simmental) to Boltigen-Zweisimmen-Saanen-Gstaad

Nearby airports: Geneva [Geneve-Cointrin], Switzerland
Distance: 57 Miles

[ Print Directions ]

  • Gevena Airport by car: 2 hours/ by train: 2 ½ hours
  • Gstaad Train Station: 5 minutes away  

Driving Directions:

  • From the Lausanne/Geneva region (West Switzerland) A9/A12 motorway Lausanne-Vevey-Berne: exit Bulle: main road to Château d’Oex-Saanen-Gstaad
  • From the Berne/Zürich region (West- and North Switzerland): The A6 motorway Berne-Spiez: exit Wimmis: main road (Simmental) to Boltigen-Zweisimmen-Saanen-Gstaad

Nearby airports: Zurich, Switzerland
Distance: 85 Miles